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Denise O.

Postpartum Doula, Newborn Care Specialist

5 years of experience | 7 families served

Lives in Chelmsford, MA

Pricing

$25 per hour, 4 hour minimum

Accepting clients January, February, March

Availability

Mon-Fri 8 AM – 8PM


Experience & Education

Qualifications
  • 5 years of private practice as a postpartum doula
  • 25+ years of experience with children ages infant through school age
  • Mother of four
  • Trained as a postpartum doula (CAPPA), lactation consultant, infant CPR and first aid
Education
  • Associates Degree, Early Childhood Education, Becker College 1984
Professional Experience
  • Private Practice Postpartum Doula 2015-Present
  • Owner, Ashley’s Playhouse Daycare, 1998-2014
  • Private full-time nanny for families in Acton and Lexington 1990-95
  • Pre-school teacher for 7 years at Kindercare, The Magic Unicorn and Lil Peoples School (Sacramento) 1984-1990
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Areas Served

    • Within 20 miles from Chelmsford, MA
    • Concord
    • Carlisle
    • Westford
    • Chelmsford
    • Littleton

    What can I help out with?

    • Bringing baby home
      • Nursery essentials
      • Newborn care plan
      • Socializing your pets
      • Carseat/stroller basics
    • Feeding baby
      • Lactation & breastfeeding tips
      • Bottle feeding instruction, bottle station & cleaning setup
    • Soothing baby
      • Swaddle & sleep tips
      • Reading your baby’s “sleep signals”
      • Creating a bedtime routine
      • Baby’s sleep cycle
    • Self-care for mom
      • Incision & breast care
      • Help with baby, light house duties (baby laundry, fixing snacks throughout the day, letting you sleep), and fielding visitors to allow you time to rest and recover!

    Health Precautions & Exposure

    I live in a very low-exposure household, don’t leave the house often and always take the proper precautions (mask wearing). To make sure all parties are comfortable, we should have a conversation about potential exposures and precautions being taken before we come to an agreement.


    Introduce yourself!
    I am a mother of four with a passion for helping families as they become parents themselves. I am trained as a postpartum doula and a lactation consultant, and have had over 25 years of experience working in and running daycares. I love working with children and helping families. I'm here to help ease your load and give you some rest - doing baby's laundry, fixing nutritious snacks, letting you sleep while I look after baby, and much more. I am also knowledgable and can answer many of the questions you might be having as you enter this new phase in your life.

    How do you help new parents?
    I help new parents to feel comfortable and confident as they begin their journey in parenthood. By listening without judgement, I will help you come to your own conclusions and feel confident in your decisions as a new parent!

    Why did you pursue this career?
    After my career in early childhood education, I decided to make a change and go into private practice as a postpartum doula. I love babies and really enjoy helping families! My goal is to make sure that you have the postpartum experience that I wanted to have when I became a mother.

    Testimonials

    “Denise is absolutely fabulous. She helped at the hospital and we were well prepared at home. I work from home so Denise was invaluable in assisting my wife with our new baby, and generally providing the wisdom of someone who knows just how to treat a precious new born. Thank you Denise!”

    Andy
    April 2020


    “My husband and I hired Denise for postpartum support and I can’t imagine my journey without her. I had a planned cesarean and prior to delivery Denise did a home assessment with me to best prepare our home for the baby. Her knowledge and guidance was so helpful as a new mom. I call her magic because she truly is magical. She supports your decisions and does everything she can to help you. For me it was breastfeeding. She handles everything we would normally do such as household maintenance and provides excellent infant care and more. I wish I could keep her on the payroll forever. If you’re looking for someone who will look after you physically, mentally, and emotionally while you figure out the newness of a baby & help with infant care, she is a top notch choice.”

    Candace
    February 2020


    “We hired Denise when I was pregnant with my second child. She was a huge help in easing the transition to a bigger family. She is very knowledgable about all things baby. My husband and I felt confident in Denise’s knowledge and comfort with our baby and our older child. She is loving, patient and kind to our children. They love her dearly and that is all you can ask for!”

    Melissa
    December 2019