L.A. Doula Care | Meet The L.A. Doula Care Team
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Meet The L.A. Doula Care Team

The L.A. Doula Care Team

Certified Postpartum Doulas & Newborn Care Specialists
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Kimberly Von Slomski

Kimberly is the founder of L.A. Doula Care. She has worked with babies and children for the past 23 years and is a Postpartum Doula, Newborn Care Specialist, and Lactation Educator Counselor. Babies and families are her passion. When she started her postpartum doula and newborn care specialist business, she saw a major need for sleep in all the families she worked with. Soon after, she became a certified sleep trainer. Creating a strong community begins in the home. One healthy, peaceful, sleeping family can lead to a community of happy people and she's grateful to be a part of that!

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Emma Smith

Emma is a certified postpartum Doula with DONA, Doulas of North America. She has a Psychology, Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Long Beach and over twenty years of experience working among families with young children. Her non-judgmental and holistic philosophy guides you towards achieving your optimal parental goals.

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Julia Goldberg

Starting as a mother’s helper when she was only 9, Julia fell in love with helping parents and being around little ones. From there she has worked as a camp counselor, teacher, nanny, mentor, behavioral interventionist, sleep trainer, doula, and more. She is now a certified Newborn Care Specialist and is finishing her Postpartum Doula certification. Julia is passionate about providing loving, nonjudgmental care to families to assist them through the beautiful, but sometimes rocky, times of infancy.

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Kylie Morse

Growing up in Alhambra, CA, Kylie was surrounded by extended family of all ages. She learned to be social, caring, and responsible from her elders, cousins, and siblings alike. As time passed, she started babysitting for friends and family and has been the go-to sitter since. At the time she did not know it, but a passion was growing. After five years of fundraising for the nonprofit organization, March of Dimes, she knew she wanted to be more hands on. That desire lead her straight to a DONA birth doula training, and shortly after postpartum doula training. Her passion to care for babies and children grows everyday and she cannot wait to support new and growing families!

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Kim Pabon

Kim grew up in the Chicago suburbs, the oldest of 5 siblings. In 1995 her dream came true with the birth of her sweet daughter & she became a stay-home mom caring for friends and their babies day or night. In 2015 she started her C.A.P.P.A. Postpartum Doula training and from there became a certified Newborn Care Specialist and completed Childhood Development training trough Texas A&M. Kim enjoys sharing this beautiful family journey working overnights while continuing to learn and grow in her field. She finds pure joy providing support, sleep, healing and education for new and growing families while honoring family cultures and traditions.

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Berenice Vitt

Berenice's journey began in 2004 when she started working as a full-time nanny. She saw the challenges that the postpartum period could bring, and decided to expand her knowledge to help mothers through this period. She took the DONA International postpartum doula training, NCS workshops, newborn massage, twins & multiples , holistic courses. Berenice get great joy working as a doula/NCS for the past 10 years. Her passion is to help so many families transition into parenthood. She is now also a birth doula through CAPPA. Her main goal is to empower families to create a lasting bond and feel confident taking care of their new bundle of joy.

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Jeanine Espinoza

Jeanine has lived in the South Bay almost all her life. After working as a Professional Nanny for 6 years, Jeanine decided to dedicate her work as a Postpartum Doula. She devotes her work to customizing care, helping families establish an everyday routine that works for them! Specializing in all things newborn, She provides educated emotional and physical support to everyone in the family. She is passionate and dedicated, wanting every family to have an amazing experience in their fourth trimester.

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Kathryn Hodges

Kathryn started her career advocating for parents at a postpartum depression foundation in Chicago then worked in Pittsburgh directing a county breastfeeding support hotline. She spent several years providing postpartum doula care in Pittsburgh, PA before she and her husband and two young kids moved to Echo Park in 2016. Kathryn loves nurturing both infants and mothers and educating and reassuring families as they navigate breastfeeding, healing and life with an infant. She loves supporting a new mom - making her tea, rocking her baby, making her delicious food and keeping her space sacred, tidy, and peaceful so that she can heal and bond and learn her new role with confidence.