What does a visit look like?


One of the most common questions I get asked in a prenatal interview is, “what does a typical visit look like?” I love this question, because it allows me to talk about all the various facets of my work. A visit can involve so many different things. It is sitting and talking, it is hands on learning, it is holding the baby so families can breathe for a moment. It is both broad and very specific. I have always struggled with how to describe and show what I do. So I decided to get some help.

I hired my good friend Michelle to come along on a visit with some current clients and photograph us as we went through the flow of a typical session. She spent time with me in my clients’ home doing what I do. She really captured the beauty and power of my work; the care, compassion, and humor with which I support new families. I love building relationships with the families I support, and Michelle was able to capture this element honestly and beautifully. The bond I’ve cultivated with these clients was unmistakable, and Michelle made us all feel relaxed, both giving great suggestions for what to do with our time and observing our natural rhythm.

I’ll be updating my website soon and will gradually post the photos on my social media accounts. If anyone would like some beautiful in-home newborn photos taken by Michelle, just say my name and you will get a discounted session fee! Check out Michelle’s amazing work on her website: https://michelleschapiro.com/

Here is the first teaser. Hire yourself a doula who looks at your baby like I do in this photo.

Photo by Michelle Schapiro

In-Person Groups!!!! Yay!!!!


Forgive my enthusiasm, but in-person groups are back this fall. I am so so so excited to be using Akasha’s beautiful space in their new location! I love being in Roslindale square for these groups. It’s easily accessible from so many neighborhoods and near the arboretum and a wonderful and vibrant community. I will be running both my first and second time parent groups starting September 14th. Check out my events page for all the details!

There are so many reasons why I love running these groups, but holding that space and witnessing the trials and tribulations of having a new baby is at the top of my list. It is a space to ask questions, share joys, and find a deep and lasting community. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve run into a parent who was in one of my groups, now with a toddler, and they tell me that their group still meets, that they still support each other through the various phases of childhood, and how grateful they are to me for bringing them together. Those interactions make my heart sing.

Join me this fall. Find your people. Grow and be held.

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