I am Stephanie Silva, an independent woman from Brazil with a passion for helping new families. I moved to the USA in 2019 working as an AuPair for a family in Mill Valley. After spending time in the Bay Area, I decided to make this my home.
Before my Mother passed away, she taught me so much about loving and caring for others. I use the lessons she taught me as the foundation of my doula work. After I became certified as an AuPair, I expanded my education by becoming certified as a Postpartum Doula through Childbirth Professionals International.
I have a passion for the "Fourth Trimester" and love to help new families gain confidence and knowledge that they can use to care for their newborn babies. I feel that my non-judgmental approach and ability to instill confidence in new families is one of my best qualities. I also feel like being well rested helps new parents fully enjoy their newborn and have the energy to focus on spending time with their newly expanded family.
I feel like I am always growing and learning from each family that I work with. Every family has different needs and I will customize a plan of care that works best for you and your family. My nurturing personality is a perfect fit for my doula work because I like to pamper the families I work with by offering healthy snacks and caring for you while you recover from your birth. During the night shift, I provide nursing or pumping support, bottle feeding, wash and clean all bottles and pumping equipment, baby laundry emotional support, and answer all your questions about postpartum or newborn care. I have received additional training and continuing education in how to support people with lactation, after a cesarean birth and other postpartum complications.
I look forward to meeting you and supporting your family!