Becoming a mother is wonderful, but babies need a lot of care and nurturing in those early days—and so do you.
That's where we come in as your Postpartum Doulas & Newborn Care Specialists.
I'm so glad you're here.
Susie Shortsleeve, RN
REGISTERED NURSE (CT & MA), POSTPARTUM DOULA, & NEWBORN CARE SPECIALIST
I'm Susie. I am a registered nurse (R.N.), a postpartum doula, a newborn care specialist, a mother to three grown children, a grandmother to four, and I'm here to help along with my team of skilled postpartum providers.
With a team of skilled newborn care specialists and postpartum doulas, we meet the needs of newborns and birthing people after delivery. When you choose to work with us, you are booking professional, nurturing, non-judgmental care for your new family.
Whether you're looking for help with middle-of-the-night feedings, seeking education surrounding pregnancy or the Fourth Trimester, or looking to book day shifts so that you can get some rest...
You've come to the right spot.
After all, you're not supposed to know everything or do everything yourself. You are learning and healing. We will work together so that, over time, you can grow confident in caring for both your baby and yourself as a mother.
"Susie and her team's help was invaluable postpartum with both of my children. Not only do they have the knowledge as a doula and the expertise as a nurse to know what new moms need. They made what was an exhausting, stressful, and overwhelming time a smooth and supported transition into motherhood. If you’re looking for help in pregnancy, postpartum, or new motherhood, I highly recommend their services."
- Cassie S.
"Susie and her team were such a truly calming presence. I had worried that it would stress me out to have someone new in my home at a vulnerable moment, but they had such a warm and easygoing energy, and know just how to step in with a light touch to make sure everything is taken care of. Although they weren't with us in a medical role, our doulas' nursing background was reassuring to us when it came to safety with our preemie twins. She helped me arrange the day to get rest when I desperately needed it (but didn't have the clear mind to make it happen). They were both 100% reliable while being helpfully flexible when so much is up in the air."
- Melissa C.
"Susie and her team are the full package when it comes to hiring postpartum support. From my first meeting with our doula, I was impressed by her kind and pragmatic support style. They work with families to identify their concerns, present needs, and future goals, leaving their clients with confidence in their own ability to parent for the long term. To the families that work with them, they are more than just doulas - they were our guides, warm souls, and lifelong friends."
- Kristy K.
"Susie and her team's experience in newborn care is apparent in the way they handled our newborn daughter and all the expert advice they had on all topics we had questions about as first-time parents. We were immediately comfortable with having the team at our house overnight because they are all so warm and clearly knew what they were doing. The team also went above and beyond in several ways: they offered to help with laundry, prepared snacks at night for me when I was too tired to do it myself, and made themselves available during the day and at night for emergencies (midnight run to the pharmacy). Susie and her team are caring people who genuinely want to help make the postpartum period as comfortable and stress-free as possible."
- Adeline P.
"Susie’s team is absolutely incredible. I reached out to Susie when my baby boy was three months old. I didn’t have extra support after he was born and sleep deprivation had officially caught up with me. I was able to get a full nights sleep while knowing my baby was in the literal best, and sweetest, of hands… A true mental relief. Susie‘a team was also able to help me navigate possible reflux/allergies/as well as provide an extra set of eyes on my baby after a medical scare. I really don’t know what I would have done without them! I cannot recommend a more trustworthy, knowledgeable, safe, loving and kind team to watch over your baby."