Supporting Parents Through Infancy
One Diaper at a Time!
“I work with pregnant women and families that want to feel empowered and prepared for the transition to parenthood, and families that want to feel supported postnatally. I enable them to rest, recover and bond with their newborn and find joy and peace in the process!"
Cindy A. Lelea
Meet Your Doula
Hi, my name is Cindy Lelea. My mission is to empower parents by preparing them for the first months with their newborn and beyond. I help families with the necessary support, evidence-based information, and resources they need to navigate through the exciting and often exhausting journey into parenthood to help foster independence in their innate abilities to nurture and care for their newborn!
As a DONA certified Postpartum Doula, I will create a personalized plan that works for you and your budget. From breastfeeding and baby care support, to mother's recovery support, to overnight support, to healthy meal preparation and relaxation techniques, to virtual support, to sibling support and more, I am equipped and excited to guide you into parenthood.
"Helping families is not a job for me, it is my calling and passion." Cindy A Lelea
Postpartum Doula Support Services At a Glance
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The Value of Postpartum Doula Support
"Shortly after giving birth, a mother goes through a myriad of physical, hormonal, social and psychological changes, all of which are exacerbated by sleep deprivation and the many challenges of learning to care for her newborn while simultaneously trying to recover from labor and delivery. The postpartum period is a crucial time for a mother to accept all the help and support that she can get; however, most expecting mothers don't realize how demanding caring for a newborn can be." . . .
Amanda and Matt T.
"Cindy is a true professional and a very caring person at her core. My family appreciated her deep values of kindness, care, concern as well as her warmth toward our entire family. She very successfully helped us with overnight care. The moment we arrived from the hospital, she was there ready to provide the exact support we needed as tired and overwhelmed parents to our new baby girl. We were continuously impressed with how knowledgeable she is from all things newborn, breastfeeding, sleep and more. She has a very unique and smart way of taking notes to keep track of all the baby's progress. We were always extremely satisfied with her help and how easy she made the entire process. Cindy is a very sweet person, and extremely understanding. Without any question at all we would use her overnight services again and will maintain a friendship with her."
Danica & Nati P
"Cindy is truly such an amazing person and helped our family so much after we had our third baby. She nurtured our family in so many ways! From day one, she jumped right in and did all the meal planning, grocery shopping and cooked up a storm in the kitchen to provide fresh food that would nourish my family. She went above and beyond by spoiling me not only with meals, but healthy snacks, lactation cookies, fresh juices and so much more! She also anticipated my needs by making sure I was drinking enough water and brought me a weighted bean pillow she heated for the after birth pains. She lovingly watched the siblings and spent quality time with them, allowing me to rest, shower and bond with my newborn. She also had such wonderful tips for breastfeeding to alleviate soreness and helped that process go smoother. Not only did she spoil me but also my baby by giving her a French bath which my baby absolutely loved! I would highly recommend her to anyone I know!"