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about

 

DOULA|CHEF| LIFESTYLE

 

I have two passions in my life: babies and food. That is why my clients call me the Food Doula.

 

I am originally from Italy, and food has always been a very important part of my life. When I gave birth to my daughter in Italy in 1989, I spent the first two months at my parents’ home, where every day my mother would prepare delicious, warm and soothing meals that helped me recover from the birth.

 

My mom’s nurturing presence and advice made the transition into motherhood easy and natural. That is the main reason why I decided to become a doula; I wanted new moms to experience what it felt like to be mothered.

 

I received my first doula training in 1999 with Judy Chapman in Santa Monica CA and practiced for a few years before I moved back to Europe, with my then 11-year-old daughter. While there, I pursued my other passion, as a food and lifestyle consultant and personal chef, for over 10 years.

 

In 2015, just over two years after returning to Los Angeles, I decided to combine my two passions and became the Food Doula. I am an English, German, Italian, French speaking DONA trained Doula. I work in Los Angeles and in Switzerland.

 

My priority is to nurture the newborn mother so that the transition into motherhood can be as easy and natural as possible. My services focus on healthy, organic and well-balanced meals, tailored to the needs and desires of my clients. I cook for dads, life partners and siblings as well, making sure that they are happy and taken care of.

 

Right after the birth I will be there to welcome and support you in your new life. To me, giving birth is like a wedding day, and coming home with your new baby is like a marriage.

 

I’d love to be part of your journey and share my knowledge and help. I support and guide you with breastfeeding, swaddling, sponge bathing (for the first two weeks), the first bath, reading baby cues and simple baby massage techniques. I do baby’s laundry, tidy up the kitchen, and offer assistance in organizing the nursery.

 

I encourage fathers and life partners to be part of the journey from day one. There are so many ways in which they can help mother and baby, from making sure mom always has something to drink and snack on while nursing, to changing baby after feedings and helping with burping. Giving baby a little massage or a bath, these are all wonderful ways to make fathers and partners feel part of the team. They are important too – they need to know it and be reassured!

 

I am honored to support you in finding your ideal parenting style and encourage you to trust yourself in this beautiful journey.