For as long as she could remember, Susana felt that there was no better feeling than being around infants and children. Her love and passion that she has for babies began with a close relationship with her younger cousin growing up. She is grateful to say that her career as postpartum doula discovered her after many years of seeking exactly where it was that she wanted to focus her attention. Her gentle gifts around young children and babies have blossomed as she realized she was meant to work as a doula.
Susana is a certified postpartum doula through Cornerstone Doula Trainings in Oakland. She has close to two decades of experience working with infants, toddlers, and children. It fills her heart to know that she gets to do what she loves. She also enjoys working with and supporting families during their postpartum period of life with their newborns. She is a master at encouraging new parent's confidence, whether it's their first, second, or third child. Her role as a postpartum doula is to provide an extra set of hands and bring a warm and calming energy to their home. It makes her feel good to know that she can help make this time a positive and memorable experience for the whole family. She enjoys building a connection with her clients and provides an emotional presence for their newborn during their first few months of being in the world.
Susana is also passionate about bodywork. She has recently been certified as a massage therapist through San Francisco School of Massage and Bodywork and is very excited to integrate both of her passions in the coming future. She values kindness, compassion, connection and empathy and looks forward to building more relationships and continuing to fulfill her life's purpose in the work that she does.
"Susy is a deeply caring, generous, and wonderful doula. I'm not sure what I would have done without her. After a difficult birth she helped my daughter and I immensely and has become like family to us. She has an intuitive and open care with infants and I cannot sing her praises highly enough! She is such an asset to postpartum families, any mama would be very lucky to have her as a doula."
"Hiring Susy as our postpartum night doula was the best decision we made as first time parents. From the night that we came home from the hospital, Susy was such a capable, knowledgeable, and encouraging presence. She has a special touch with babies and taught us how to change diapers, soothe to sleep, bottle feed, massage, burp - everything we needed to know to feel confident in taking care of our newborn. She also gave us the priceless gift of sleep in those early exhausting days, knowing that our baby was in good hands all night. Susy is a wonderful human being and quickly became a friend and a part of our family. We were lucky to have her as our doula for the first six weeks, and we wish we could have had her with us for longer! "
Susy was a very integral member of our postpartum support team. We don't know what we would have done without Susy in those weeks after our baby was born. She helped us immensely postpartum by ensuring we got sleep, our baby was taken care of, and laundry and dishes were done. Her attention to detail is second to none. She was so great with our baby and he loved her! She is so professional, attentive, friendly, and an amazing person all around. We could tell that she loved her job and took pride in it. We credit our baby's great sleeping habits thanks to Susy's guidance.
Susy is THE BEST! We don't know what we would have done without Susy during those newborn weeks. She helped us so much as first-time parents and she is so good with babies. My partner and I joked that our baby was more well-behaved with Susy than with us. But seriously - hiring Susy was one of the best decisions we made. She helped us understand our baby, helped our home stay tidy, and was an integral member of our postpartum team. We credit our baby's great sleep habits thanks to Susy's guidance. We had Susy for 8 weeks, and we wish we could have had her longer!