“The name of this company, Dream Team Doulas, says it all! The doula they placed with my family was a dream! She had a truly special gift. From the moment she entered our home, there was an immediate trust and comfort knowing someone was here to help, and we felt totally confident handing over our new little one for the night to get some much needed sleep. Our doula was not only amazing with our newborn, she was so attentive to me, making me feel special and loved. She was very communicative, even during her days off, calling to check in and see how we were doing. She was full of information and readily shared tips that we didn't even think about, and we are not even first time parents! I can’t recommend Dream Team Doulas enough. It made a world of difference having our doula in our home, and we still miss her everyday!”
- The Friedericks Family
“Shannon was the first smiling face we saw as we came home with our new twins. She had the keen sense to always be there when we needed her and to give us our family space when we needed it. Shannon had a very loving way of putting me and my husband at complete ease when we had our "New Parent Freak Outs." The reassurance and confidence she gave us has been so valuable. Shannon is extremely knowledgeable and gave us researched advice that was all confirmed correct by our pediatrician. Shannon got our twins on a great schedule and sleeping 8-10 hours by four months of age. Our twins still gained more than the average weight for their age thanks to her expert advice. Shannon loves to spoil her clients by bringing her own massage table to put her "mommy's to sleep" first. She would often show up to work with home made baked goods still warm from the oven. She always lovingly refers to herself as "Aunt Shanny" when she is talking to the babies. We loved Shannon and offered her the regular rate to stay with us full time but she laughed and said she would help us in the Nanny finding process which she did with great success! If you are lucky enough to book Shannon Hernandez then you are definitely in for a pleasant postpartum recovery.”
- The Goldman Family
"I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dream Team Doulas and they are absolutely exceptional. Their doulas are all experienced, proactive, caring, and professional. We highly recommend their services to new parents who need support during the first weeks of their baby’s life. Many parents tell us that hiring a night doula was one of the best decisions they made as it allowed for the time with their new baby to be more enjoyable and less stressful. Their doulas are also a great source of knowledge for parents and provide overall family support. We highly recommend them!”
- Katie Provinziano, Managing Director, Westside Nannies
“My husband and I hired a doula through Dream Team Doulas as soon as our second child was born. We scheduled them to come 2 nights a week for 3 months. We cannot sing Shannon and her team enough praises. They have a wealth of knowledge about all things baby and postpartum, including how to incorporate a new baby into the household with older siblings. The team was also very sensitive to and supportive of tired parents, and they continued to provide support by phone, even after they stopped coming at night. My husband and I both felt that all four of us were genuinely cared for by all 3 doulas that we were in regular contact with. Thanks to their spot-on suggestions and advice, our baby was on a great schedule by 4 months, going to bed by 7pm and waking us up only once during the night. By 5 months, he wasn't waking us up at all anymore. As a bonus, as he slept better at night, he also started to nap more easily during the day and became generally more well-rested and happier! As a result, our entire family adjusted seamlessly to the arrival of our new baby. Hiring DTD was one of the best investments we've made. Our only regret is not having known about them when our first child was born!”
- The Tabibnia Family
“Baby Jesse decided to debut 10 weeks early and spent his first five weeks in the NICU. When he came home we knew that solid sleep was crucial to his growth and development. After a month of trial and error we called Dream Team Doulas to help us with Jesse’s sleep. Far and away the best investment we could have made! Ciara immediately provided us with valuable information and instruction as well as constant support as we implemented her sleep plan. It not only helped our baby, it also helped my husband and I as first time parents. Instead of debating over what each of us thought we should try, we teamed up and followed Ciara's plan. Jesse was sleeping through the night within weeks and he continues to be a solid sleeper. As we hit bumps like teething or a cold Ciara was just a call or text away with advice. Hiring a sleep expert to get us on the right path was worth every penny! We highly recommend Shannon and her team.”
- The Klein Family
“I had twins in early December 2009. It was my second time giving birth, so I thought I could handle things on my own. I was wrong!! A close friend recommended Dream Team Doulas. I had never heard of a doula before nor did I really know what to expect. It was the most AMAZING experience. Not only due to what they taught me, but those women were this big ray of beautiful sunlight and the warmest cuddly blanket you can imagine wrapping yourself in, all at once. My doula understood where I was coming from and she helped me to deal with all of the conflicting emotions, along with major sleep deprivation. I can never thank Dream Team Doulas enough for getting me through that very difficult, yet wonderful time in my life. I would HIGHLY recommend their services, not only for new moms but moms who have gone through childbirth before.”
- Julie K.
“I hired a team of doulas through Dream Team Doulas over the other 7 doulas I interviewed for two reasons, my gut told me that they were trustworthy and I got their name from more than one person with glowing reviews. I was very tempted to hire some of the other night nurses we interviewed based on price alone, but went with my gut as there are some things worth paying more for. I thank God I did. The postpartum doulas that we worked with seemed more like angels than human beings. I HAD NO IDEA how hard on my wife and myself this adventure of parenthood would be. Our twins came home at just under 5 pounds and they were. 4 weeks early. I was scared to touch them let alone change a diaper. Though our doula team could have easily capitalized on our fear, they advocated our involvement and stood by us. While we bathed them for the first time (empowering us as parents), they were there to take over the dreaded night shifts so my wife and I could bond un-sleep deprived with the babies during the day without anyone breaking those sacred moments of us staring at our most spectacular creations. After a few days of breastfeeding and hormone shifts my wife would start crying for no apparent reason….Thank God she had our doulas, she called them - even if they were off duty - and they dropped everything to walk her through why she was emotional and normalized it for her (I was useless in this regard). Our doula team slowly weaned themselves away leaving us with babies who not only slept through the night but gained those coveted first few pounds. They set us up with an efficient schedule and customized it to fit our needs. They also helped us combine both of our parenting styles into one. We have since used them for consulting in our parenting challenges as our babies grow and change. In short, Dream Team Doulas has been sent from the gods to help new frightened parents find their way and advocate parental confidence. I would have gladly paid double for their services and in fact I do now for consulting. If you are lucky enough to find them available BOOK THEM.”
- Simon F.
“I called Dream Team Doulas when my 6 week old baby was having sleep trouble. I couldn’t afford to have them come stay the night but they gave me the option to pay for consulting by the hour. It was like reading every sleep book on the market and having it all make sense even with the contradictions. My baby girl slept 10 hours a night by four months old after only a few hours of consulting. The thing I liked best about Dream Team Doulas’ approach was that Shannon, the founder, took my parenting style and my lifestyle into consideration when she put together my baby’s plan. She paid very close attention to my baby and looked at her like an individual. Dream Team Doulas continues to help me when my baby changes sleep patterns and always makes me feel like I have support in my corner. I look forward to the day they write a book, but until then, I have them on speed dial.”
- Jennifer W.
“From the moment the Ladies came to my home for an interview my fear and anxiety faded. I was astonished at how much they knew! I am highly educated but had no idea how little I knew and would need to know to bring my baby home. I had complete confidence in all the advice they gave me and soon realized they answered all the questions I had the same way my pediatrician did. It’s like they have PhD’s in baby care and lactation. I know it sounds silly, but NO ONE told me just how much information I would need to have to properly breastfeed /pump, let alone all the other demands. I hired The Dream team to help me during the day, and soon had them coming for “recovery nights”. They work together as a team to afford this flexibility to the clients they help, and they had no minimum amount of nights a week; they required simply just what “I needed”. I was and am so grateful I never had to experience the complete wrath of sleep deprivation due to my “recovery nights”. I was exclusively breast feeding but they set up my pump right next to my bed and softly woke me 20 min before the feed. I was able to roll over and go back to sleep while my doula fed changed and put my babies back to sleep. This resulted in 3.5 extra hours of sleep a night, and it may not seem like a lot- but it is if you're waking up every 2-3 hours around the clock for weeks after a c section you're trying to recover from. I truly felt they ALWAYS had my babies and my best interest in mind and they treated me like a dear friend, not just a business transaction. I felt they truly loved my baby, and I slept well knowing she was in good hands. Words cannot express how highly I recommend them. The Dream Team has been the smartest investment I have made so far for my little Family.”
- Suzanne T.
“A great person with a positive attitude, very punctual and reliable, the doula we hired through Dream Team Doulas has been hands on right from the beginning and her experience came through. She was able to figure out many issues we had with feeding our newborn daughter as well as getting her to sleep. I believe what made her an amazing doula for us can be summed up in this statement: we never heard a peep while she was taking care of the baby. Our daughter was well fed, changed, swaddled up and sleeping like an angel after a night with our doula. She was happy to share her knowledge with us and provide advice on the latest/best baby caring trends and recommend various apps designed to help ease our job as second time parents. She was herself keeping up to date, researching issues and finding solutions, being proactive and showing good initiative. Her help with caring for our daughter in the first, yet most demanding weeks of her life, was essential and our confidence that our daughter was in good hands was priceless. We are whole-heartedly recommending Dream Team Doulas.”
- Diana C.
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