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Kaela Kajiyama

Kaela Kajiyama

Doula

Kaela Kajiyama is a certified postpartum doula and has been serving families for the last eight years, in Hawaii and San Diego. She believes that the postpartum period is a crucial time for families to connect and grow. Kaela’s goal when working with a postpartum family is to flexibly move with the family’s needs and wants, supporting the family through their growth. Kaela is trained and certified with DONA International, and has experience with twins and triplets, premature babies, and babies with special medical needs.

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Patricia Keene

Patricia Keene

Doula

Patricia has 27 years of experience in education, as an early childhood, elementary, and special education teacher. She is the proud mother of two daughters and proud aunt to 17 nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews! She holds a bachelors degree in Developmental Psychology and a Masters of Education, and is passionate about arts education and early literacy—(you might catch her reading books to your newborn!) She is trained as a Postpartum Doula through DONA international, and is a Certified Lactation Educator/Counselor through UCSD extension.

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Emily Stocking

Emily Stocking

Doula

Emily first started caring for babies when she was 13 years old, and that interest led her to later pursue a degree in child development at California Polytechnic University. Over the years she has worked as a nanny, au pair, camp counselor, child care teacher and preschool director. When she rediscovered her love of newborns through this work, and then discovered the exciting opportunity to help new parents as a Postpartum Doula, she was eager to expand her role. She trained as a Postpartum Doula with CAPPA, and as a Certified Lactation Educator through UCSD. Emily enjoys supporting families through this major transition, and watching them gain confidence and thrive.

Emily was born and raised in beautiful Encinitas, and enjoys spending time in nature hiking and camping, watching musical theater, reading good books, learning how to cook, and traveling as much of the world as she can!

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Carlyle Lee

Carlyle Lee

Doula

Carlyle is fascinated with babies and young children, and has always had “the touch” that gets them to settle down and sleep well. Many clients remark that her calm presence and gentle humor have helped ease them into the task of early parenthood.

Having raised children of her own, run a home daycare, taught in preschool and toddler classes, and worked in baby childcare center environments, her experience with little ones covers a broad range of situations.

Carlyle is a CAPPA trained and certified Postpartum Doula, and has worked with hundreds of babies and new families. She also works as a Birth Doula, having trained and volunteered at UC San Diego Medical Center’s Hearts & Hands Volunteer Doula Program. She has been teaching Newborn Care to expectant parents at UC San Diego Medical Center for five years, since moving to San Diego from Denver, Colorado. She is a certified Montessori Educator for ages birth to three, and worked in a Montessori Toddler/ Preschool environment for more than ten years.

While her expertise is extensive, she is committed to only sharing knowledge and information in ways that respect and honor the philosophy or approach that each parent has for their own unique family situation, understanding there is no one way to parent.

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Cati Wright

Cati Wright

Doula

Cati is a postpartum doula with over 10 years of childcare experience including 3 years as a nanny. After having her own children while living far away from family and lacking the necessary support, Cati was moved by how isolating and difficult it can be to be new parents. Her mission became to give other parents the help she wished she had.

Her passion is to help each new mom and family feel confident and supported in their new roles. Cati received her Postpartum Doula training from DONA International.

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Candace Smith

Candace Smith

Doula

Candace Smith is a birth and postpartum doula who is passionate about women’s health. Her work as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor has demonstrated both her caring nature as well as her dedication to informing and empowering new moms. Candace has a gentle way of following your family’s needs and wishes while also providing her vast expertise as requested.

Candace is a mother of three and a military spouse. She is trained as a birth doula, postpartum doula, and a postpartum placenta specialist by ProDoula.

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Amanda Rollins

Doula

Amanda Rollins

Being the oldest of 5 children, Amanda’s knowledge of infant care has been ingrained since childhood. Since then, Amanda worked with families for many years as a professional nanny, and went on to become a Postpartum Doula in order to provide more well-rounded support to families of newborns. She is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, and believes in music as a tool for soothing and for learning. She is a trained Birth Doula and a certified Postpartum Doula with ProDoula. She also provides placenta encapsulation services as a Postpartum Placenta Specialist. Amanda’s experience includes infants with colic and acid reflux, families with twins, and breastfeeding and bottlefeeding support. Amanda’s ability to attune to clients with whatever they are experiencing on a given day make her a comfort to have in your home.

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Chris Dorman

Chris Dorman

Doula

Chris is a Birth and Postpartum Doula, a Childbirth Educator, and a provider of Bengkung Belly Binding. She and her husband have raised five children of their own, and yet she holds a reverence and respect for each family’s ability to navigate their own journey of parenthood. She stays unruffled even amidst chaos, and her clients consistently report that her peaceful nature is a true comfort to them. She has extensive experience serving clients with twins. Chris’s calm presence combined with her practical skills and life experience consistently serve to make new parents feel reassured and confident. Chris is certified as a Postpartum Doula with Contemporary Doula International, as a Birth Doula with DONA International, and as a Hypnobirthing Certified Educator with the HypnoBirthing Institute.

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