Becoming a mother is wonderful, but babies need a lot of care and nurturing in those early days—and so do you.
That's where we come in as your Postpartum Doulas & Newborn Care Specialists.
I'm so glad you're here.
Susie Shortsleeve, RN
REGISTERED NURSE (CT & MA), POSTPARTUM DOULA, & NEWBORN CARE SPECIALIST
I'm Susie. I am a registered nurse (R.N.), a postpartum doula, a newborn care specialist, a mother to three grown children, a grandmother to two, and I'm here to help along with my team of skilled postpartum providers.
As a newborn care specialist and postpartum doula, I meet the needs of newborns and birthing people after delivery. When you choose to work with us, you are booking professional, nurturing, non-judgmental care for your new family.
Whether you're looking for help with middle-of-the-night feedings, seeking education surrounding pregnancy or the Fourth Trimester, or looking to book day shifts so that you can get some rest...
You've come to the right spot.
After all, you're not supposed to know everything or do everything yourself. You are learning and healing. We will work together so that, over time, you can grow confident in caring for both your baby and yourself as a mother.
"Susie’s help was invaluable postpartum with both of my children. Not only does she have the knowledge as a doula and the expertise as a nurse to know what new moms need, she has the life experience as a mother and grandmother. She made what was an exhausting, stressful, and overwhelming time a smooth and supported transition into motherhood. If you’re looking for help in pregnancy, postpartum, or new motherhood, I highly recommend her services."
- Cassie S.
"Susie was such a truly calming presence. I had worried that it would stress me out to have someone new in my home at a vulnerable moment, but she has such a warm and easygoing energy, and knows just how to step in with a light touch to make sure everything is taken care of. Although she wasn't with us in a medical role, her nursing background was reassuring to us when it came to safety with our preemie twins. She helped me arrange the day to get rest when I desperately needed it (but didn't have the clear mind to make it happen). She's both 100% reliable while being helpfully flexible when so much is up in the air."
- Melissa C.
"Susie is the full package when it comes to hiring postpartum support, she is an RN, NCS, and postpartum doula. From my first meeting with Susie, I was impressed by her kind and pragmatic support style. She works with families to identify their concerns, present needs, and future goals, leaving her clients with confidence in their own ability to parent for the long term. To the families that work with her, she is more than a doula, she is a guide, warm soul, and lifelong friend."