Postpartum Doula Services and Infant Massage Instruction
Margee offers excellent Postpartum doula care for the newborn. Services include: infant care, mother care, breastfeeding support, infant massage instruction, sibling care,meal preparation etc. National certified doula (CAPPA) provide families with tender support, and instruction during the process of becoming a confident and capable new parents.
Care of baby including bathing, feeding, diapering, cord care, circumcision care, and infant massage. We specialize in multiple births and high needs babies.
Assistance with breast feeding, infant massage instruction, and general baby care guidance. Provide materials and explanation of baby products and safety. Assist with prevention of postpartum depression and support if necessary.
Sibling care, meal preparation, light housekeeping, and errands.
Infant massage classes are offered free for all clients.
Earn national certification as a Postpartum Doula. Training and certification workshops through CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association) are offered throughout the year.
Training to become a Doula As a faculty member of CAPPA (Childbirth And Postpartum Professional Association) Margee Hanford offers postpartum doula trainings so that interested women may attain national certification as a doula. The trainings in PA are offered five times a year. However, she travels to other states to hold courses there as well. If you would like further information, please go to cappa.net or contact Margee at (Margee@lovingbeginnings.com or 610-659-4205).
Margee Hanford has been a national certified Postpartum doula instructor through CAPPA -Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association since 2000. Offering home care as well as trainings.
Masters in Early Childhood Education (Boston College)
Faculty of CAPPA, state of Pennsylvania Postpartum Doula Trainer
Nationally Certified Postpartum Doula, CAPPA (Childbirth And Postpartum Professional Association)
Certified Infant Massage Instructor (IAIM-International Association of Infant Massage)
Certified in Infant and Child CPR (American Heart Association)
Trained at Maternal-Child Health Care Professionals Seminar for additional breast feeding instruction (Philadelphia Department of Public Health)
Mother of five children and three grandchildren
In order to offer the highest quality around the clock care, Margee Hanford will recommend another over night doula. All Doulas are highly experienced in baby care and have completed the CAPPA (Childbirth And Postpartum Professional Association) National Postpartum Doula course. They are also certified in Infant and Child CPR, have undergone thorough background checks, and are fully insured.
We have an excellent reputation of providing our clients with professional and compassionate care for the baby as well as the family. Many of our clients return to us with each consecutive birth as well as recommend us to their family and friends. References will gladly be furnished upon request.
Below are a few quotes from some of the families that we have had the pleasure to work with:
"The Doulas with Loving Beginnings gave us the confidence and peace of mind that we needed to get us through the first weeks after our babies were born." A.K.
"Margee is a Baby Whisperer and I couldn't have gone through the initial stage of post birth without her gentle guidance and assistance" J.S.
"The doulas looked after our baby as well as us. They cooked us meals, did laundry and helped with my toddler. It was so great to be cared for like that!" M.L.
"Margee is a caring person who looks at each newborn as one of life's miracles." M.G
"The doulas of Loving Beginnings made it easy to acclimate to motherhood and feel confident in what you are doing for your child." E.S.
"Learning to care for our twins was a challenge but our Doula helped us master so many tips and techniques on soothing them that we soon gained the confidence we needed to do it on our own. Not to mention that the sleep reprieve was invaluable!" P.M.
"We had care for months and had several doulas helping us. Each one had special qualities and each was excellent in giving us the support and care we needed." M.A.
"My Doula from Loving Beginnings truly empowered me as a new mother and proved herself to be indispensable in the first few weeks of my baby's life." J.B.
"For the Doulas, taking care of both you and your baby is not just a job, but a labor of love." H.S
For further information, a free interview and consultation, to request references, or inquire about training, please contact:
Margee Hanford M Ed Post-Partum Doula and Certified Instructor of Infant Massage, IAIM