I had learned about the huge difference having a doula could make but my husband was at first hesitant. He was concerned about the cost and wasn’t certain it was something we really needed. After just 1 week he not only understood the value she could bring - he wondered why she didn’t cost more!
— Hanieh Rad, San Francisco, CA
Imagine all of the concern, fear and uneasiness associated with becoming a new parent melting away. Imagine feeling 100% confident that you will have all the answers you need. All that and more is what working with Caroline does for new parents.
— David Spisack, San Francisco, CA
Caroline removed the anxiety of not knowing what to do and made sure my husband and I were as rested and relaxed as possible so that we could truly enjoy parenthood and feel encouraged and empowered.
— Eva Green, Berkeley, CA
The first 12 weeks of your baby’s life don’t have to be a miserable struggle – they can be a joyful and wonderful time during which you confidently acquire the skills and aptitudes necessary to give your baby the best start in life. I know this for a fact because that’s what they were like for me. A total dream and very enjoyable, in spite of the standard baby fussing and all the challenges of becoming a first-time parent – plus I’m single, so doing it alone. I had Caroline help me and had such a positive experience even when things were tough. Made all the difference. She helped me be the parent I wanted to be. Working with Caroline is the best gift you can give yourself and your baby.
— Liz Stinson, Menlo Park, CA
Working with Caroline, I became more confident in myself and dealing with the constant changes of motherhood.
— Noaf Alnassar, Palo Alto, CA
Words cannot express the positive impact Caroline had on our household during a very stressful time. She gave us endless support and invaluable advice. Caroline created a calm environment based on empathy for mom, dad and baby.
— Hanieh Rad, San Francisco, CA
Caroline helps new parents overcome and handle challenges with a kind and confident approach. She is an expert in her field, has a warm way with babies, and is invested in your family’s success.
— Eva Green, Berkeley, CA
I credit my daughter being a good sleeper to the advice, schedules and training you helped establish while you were here.
— Marianne, Burlingame, CA
I have never been able to recommend any service provider or business as heartily as I am able to recommend Caroline Meagher. It is some of the best money I’ve ever spent as it has provided a baseline education for me in caring for a newborn – my very own child. It has also made the process way more fun and much less stressful as I’m able to enjoy the baby, get my (many) questions answered from an expert, and also receive excellent care myself in the process.
— Liz Stinson, Menlo Park, CA
Caroline was our postpartum doula for six months. She helped take care of our newborn twins from the day they came home from the hospital, and although she is no longer coming to our home, in many ways she is still “taking care” of us all through her ongoing advice and wisdom. Caroline was a breath of fresh air, full of competency, calmness and care when we needed it most. She surpassed our hopes and expectations in the way she was able to educate my husband, our families, and me through our babies’ major developmental phases. Today, Caroline is a valued friend and advisor as our babies develop into strong, energetic little boys. We simply adored working with Caroline, and we recommend her to anyone who seeks to have the very best care possible for themselves and their baby.
— Eva Green, Berkeley, CA
Caroline worked with my family after the birth of our son in the summer of 2012. She was quite simply amazing. My husband and I joked that she was the “baby whisperer.” She seemed to have a sense of what we needed, was always available with practical advice, was positive and upbeat, and had a great sense of humor. While she was always supportive, she was not intrusive or judgmental. We felt relaxed and able to sleep well while she took care of our son, and we looked forward to her nightly visits. Caroline has a way about her. She also always took the initiative to help out with cleaning and was flexible with our schedule. I was also impressed with all of the resources and knowledge she had regarding breast-feeding, local mothers groups and classes, lactation consulting, C-sections, sleep training, etc. I highly recommend her to any family, and we will definitely work with her again with our next child.
— Tony and Hilarie Bako, San Carlos, CA
Caroline has a depth of knowledge and is very talented at delivering that information in a way that is approachable and compassionate toward those who are still learning.
— Eva Green, Berkeley, CA
Caroline was our post-partum doula for 2 months after our daughter Zoe was born. From the very beginning, she was extremely helpful, kind, and full of great tips and information on how to care for a newborn. She came over the night we came home from the hospital and helped us get settled. As the weeks went on, it was great to have someone who was so supportive. I always had a bunch of questions for her at the beginning of the night, and Caroline was very patient in answering all of them. I really became to rely and trust her knowledge and experience. It was invaluable to have at a time when I wasn’t sure what I was doing and was often too tired to seek out the information on my own.
— Corinna Lu, San Francisco, CA
The first 12 weeks of your baby’s life don’t have to be a miserable struggle – they can be a joyful and wonderful time during which you confidently acquire the skills and aptitudes necessary to give your baby the best start in life. I know this for a fact because that’s what they were like for me. A total dream and very enjoyable, in spite of the standard baby fussing and all the challenges of becoming a first-time parent – plus I’m single, so doing it alone. I had Caroline help me and had such a positive experience even when things were tough. Made all the difference. She helped me be the parent I wanted to be. Working with Caroline is the best gift you can give yourself and your baby.
— Liz Stinson, Menlo Park, CA
I first worked with Caroline when my son was born in Jan ‘09, and she worked with our family until May. Caroline has an effortlessness about her. She is caring, comforting, knowledgeable, and kind. She has a tremendous work ethic and a fantastic sense of humor. I loved every minute she was in our home—the support she offered us helped create a peaceful transition into parenthood. She is a gem!!
— Laura Fenton, San Francisco, CA
We had the pleasure of working with Caroline Meagher from November 2006 through early February 2007. It is because of Caroline and her constant care and kindness that I could consider the prospect of having another child soon after giving birth! She provided guidance, while at the same time supporting our choices regarding feeding and sleeping arrangements. Caroline was always flexible and available to fill in when we needed her. She was constantly checking in during the days to see how things were going, and to provide support and guidance.
— Clarissa Lee, San Francisco, CA