TESTIMONIALS

What my wonderful clients have to say about my Postpartum Doula services!

 
Galia is the ABSOLUTE BEST!! She was invaluable to me when I had my second child. I knew I needed help to balance life with a new baby and a toddler, and that’s what Galia did. She took care of my baby so I could make time for my toddler, she took care of my baby and my toddler so I could make time for myself. She cooked delicious, nutritious meals with whatever I had in the house, or with a prepared recipe. She is an incredible resource for all things baby (sleep schedules, breast feeding, bottle feeding, physical and mental milestones, nutrition, etc…) and she was a source of comfort and calm in the craziness that is postpartum. She always knew what to do to help me the most, even when I didn’t ask her (she has that mother’s intuition!). I was able to actually enjoy my newborn with SO much less stress than with my first child (we did not use a doula for our first child…huge mistake). I CAN NOT recommend Galia enough, she is the definition of nurturing and you could not be in better hands!
 
 
Harriet Pharr – first time mom
2023
 
Galia is the best gift a new mom could ask for. From the first day, I felt a sense of warmth, ease and trust with Galia. I knew that our baby was in good hands. And that I was in good hands! Having a postpartum doula gave me the time to heal and rest. Galia fit seamlessly into our lives, bringing much needed calm and reassurance in the newborn/postpartum phase. We all looked forward to the days Galia was coming. She helped around the house, cooked amazing food and helped me to feel more confident and capable as a new mom. Before I recommend any baby toys, clothes, gadgets etc, Galia is my #1 recommendation to all expecting moms. She was the best investment for us as new parents and we plan on hiring her again in the future.
 
Haley Ben David – first time mom
2023
 
You need her, trust me! Galia was my post partum doula for our second child and she was a blessing to have in our home during the transition to a family of four. She has such a gift to show so much love and care, she felt like a member of our family. Even though her focus is on the mother, she was a huge support to my first child, our second, my husband, and even our pup! Her cooking is amazing, her calmness is so warming, her advice and tips for newborn care and mamas racing mind are so helpful and I miss her just writing this!! Hire her! 🙂
 
Rachel Lawis – Second time mom
2023
Every new mom needs Galia! She is amazing! We hired her to help after our second child was born. After 5 minutes of her being in our home for the first time, I knew we were in great hands. I wish I would have known about her for our first born! She is the reason my postpartum experience was so beautiful, restful, and enjoyable. She took care of our whole family and helped us ease into the transition from 1 child to 2. She taught me so much about being a mom to a toddler and a newborn.
Galia is also an AMAZING cook and left our family with a fridge full of meals to feed us for several days until she came back. I felt SO cared for when she was here. She made sure I got some rest or a shower or alone time or out of the house. Whatever I needed that day. She is so loving, patient, and wise. I felt like I had my mom, a therapist, a chef, a nanny and a friend all in one person. Galia held space for me in every way, no matter what my hormones were throwing my way. Because of her, I feel so much more confident as a mom of 2 and would definitely have a third. But only if she is my postpartum doula! Galia is a blessing beyond words and we just love her so much! Hire her. It is the best money we’ve ever spent.
 
Brittany Griggs – Second time mom
2023
 
Having Galia in the house and knowing she was available made our newborn experience much smoother. Galia is a calming and encouraging presence. Knowing she would be by my side allowed me to feel more confident transitioning from 1 to 2 kids. Everyone needs a Galia!
 
Amanda Feldman – Second time mom
2023
 
First child and a friend of ours gifted us with Galia since we are new parents and our families aren’t close by. Forever thankful for the time we had with her. Not only did she love on our little one but she gave mom a break, a talking partner, washed dishes, made me delicious meals and a lactation ball recipe I hadn’t had time to make yet – and I got to take a shower. She also provided research based information for any questions I had and tips as well. I didn’t really know what to expect as this was gifted to us but she made it so easy and was by far the best gift we have received. 10/10 would recommend to any momma/ parent out there-you won’t regret it!
 
 
Ashley Lightfoot – firs time mom
2023
In a season of transition and exhaustion, Galia brought warmth to our home. She cared for me, as a new mom, in all the ways I needed. She cooked the most nourishing and delicious meals for my family. She held my baby while I showered and slept. She loved on my toddler while I had special time with our new baby. She learned how our occupational therapist wanted us to bottle feed. She folded laundry. She washed bottles and pump parts. She made my life, as a new mom, easier. She helped carry the tedious tasks so I could heal and be present for my children. But, of all the things that Galia did, she was a companion as I navigated early motherhood of two. She reminded me that I was a great mom just the way that I was. Every mom needs Galia.
 
Mackenzie Marosy – Second time mom
2022
Hands down, the best decision I made was having Galia be a part of our postpartum journey. If I knew and understood her value for Baby 1, I truly believe it would have been a different (much more positive!) experience for me and my husband. Spending time planning for post-baby is even just as important as birth planning (maybe even more for some people). I am sure you are thinking, I will have my family in town so I am good….NO…I am telling you Galia is different. Yes you can still have parents, a meal train, friends etc, but the wisdom, friendship, mentorship, love and support she brings is different than a relative relationship (and much less stressful!). Second part of all of this is how crazy in love my kids are with her! Not only was she a physical and mental support for me, she did the same thing for my eldest son who was also transitioning into becoming a big brother! Everyone is on a journey when a new baby comes home and Galia knows how to connect with each person, baby included, to make you feel at ease with the transition, loved and heard. I honestly do not know where we would be without her in our life. Galia will always be a part of our family. I hope you allow her to do the same for you. I promise it will be YOUR best decision as well. xoxoxo
 
Jennifer Shumway – Second time mom.
2022

  When you cry because your time with Galia is over (for now) you know how special she is.

Thank you Galia for helping us feel so at ease with our first baby. We had no idea what to expect or what to do with a newborn and Galia’s sound advice, nurturing nature and love of babies helped make us feel confident as new parents. We can’t recommend Galia enough and if you are even slightly considering a fourth trimester Doula, Galia is the one!

 
Ashley Ziff – First time mom
2022

Everyone should have a Galia in their life!

It’s hard to put in words how grateful I’m that we found Galia and had her help from the early days of the postpartum journey.

Being a first time mom with lots of mom friends I didn’t expect to feel as overwhelmed as I did but Galia did more than taking care of my physical recovery needs, her help navigating all the new discoveries and emotions was simply fantastic. She is fantastic!

She helped me understanding my needs, my baby’s needs and my husbands too. ♥️
Having her help at such a delicate time gave us the space to better enjoy these overwhelming but extremely special first days of our baby Chloe and ourselves as new parents.

There is so much people don’t talk about when it comes to postpartum and was so important having someone with her knowledge and experience throughout the process. If it wasn’t for her I don’t know if I would be exclusively breastfeeding like I originally wanted, her guidance, patience and understanding were fundamental for me on those first days.

I felt supported and very comfortable, never felt any judgment from her side but real kindness and understanding every step of the way.

Thank you, Galia! We miss you and your food! Hahaha ♥️

Ps. Even my mom(that doesn’t speak English) LOVES you! I guess that says a lot 😍

Rafaelly Xavier – first time mom

2022

 

“I cannot begin to express the difference it made to hire Galia as my postpartum Doula for my third child.
Even though I have two older daughters, hiring Galia for my son was a complete and total gamechanger. Maybe even a miracle. It was the only newborn/infancy stage that I truly loved and thrived in. That time period was so challenging with my first two daughters and I would say it was a significantly (!) more enjoyable, peaceful, and loving time this time. Having mamaleclt to attend to my needs, our needs, made all of the difference. Even my older daughters were huge fans and miss having her around. Beyond cooking meals, helping with the laundry and dishes, her loving and gentle support of my needs and the babies needs were essential. She reminded me about all of the newborn nuances, taught me all the things that had changed since my last daughter eight years ago, introduced me to some of my favorite products, and helped me when I had some breast-feeding issues and needed to “Triple feed“. Just having her presents with me after my partner went back to work, made the experience so much more enjoyable and not lonely. I had a loving and maternal helper by my side to share the time and space with. I will be recommending her to every new mama, friend, and I’m definitely going to hire her for my sister when she has a baby. It makes all the difference in the world and I will always look back on the first three months of his life with extreme fondness. We will miss her so much and she will always be a part of our family.

Sarah Martin ~Third time mom
2022

 

Galia gave me the tools and advice I needed to be a confident first time mother. I’m forever grateful for her expertise and guidance – and delicious cooking! I highly recommend her for any mom who needs postpartum support

Stacey Levine – first time mom
2022

I cannot say enough good things about Galia or her services. I recommend her to every pregnant woman I know! I didn’t think I needed any help after my first, and I was wrong. I called her as soon as I was in the second trimester for my second pregnancy because I knew that I would need more help, and she was even better than I expected. Her calming presence, knowledge, and support was integral to my postpartum journey the second time around. We miss her already. Thank you Galia!”

Sophie Jacobs – second time mom

2022

 

Galia was critical to my husband and I starting off on the right foot as first time parents! She provides knowledgeable, hands on experience and information that helped us feel confident in our decisions and actions. We always felt calmer, more relaxed and self-assured when Galia was helping within our home.

Galia is extremely personable and was able to connect quickly with myself, my husband, and our baby and his needs.

Galia is also a fabulous cook, and is able to multi-task with any of your needs – cooking, laundry, etc so you can rest, do errands, anything while she’s in your home.

Mara Goldberg – first time mom
2022

 

Wow!! Galia is truly one of a kind and born to do what she does!! I had pretty bad post partum depression after my second and I have always felt it was because I had a lonely immediate post partum and no one close to help, so I over did it and didn’t really get to enjoy it. With my third I was determined to never go through that again. Hiring Galia was such a worthwhile investment! Me and my entire family loved having her around. From her delicious meals, a helping hand with laundry, her amazing baby whisperer skills, her constant encouragement and mental support, she was every hat I needed during my post partum journey. And I can’t even begin to tell you how much my 2 other kids loved her. My 4 year old named her his best friend ❤️ Do yourself a favor- hire her!!! You won’t regret it.

Katrina Riffle ~ Second time mom
2021

Galia is amazing and I only wish I would have called her sooner. She is a wealth of baby knowledge and as a second time mom I still learned so much from her. I had a particularly tough recovery from the birth of my second baby, and I finally called in Galia when we realized (with no family in town) we couldn’t do it on our own… she not only loved on our little one, but she entertained our 4 yr old and cooked the most delicious and nourishing foods. She made sure I would rest and eat, she allowed me to focus on healing and recovery! We love her and I couldn’t recommend her more!!

Beth Robb ~ Second time mom
2021

“Galia is simply amazing! She has been caring for our family after the birth of our 3rd baby boy. This postpartum experience has been nothing short of magical!! This can be such a difficult and stressful time, but Galia makes it enjoyable! She helps mom rest and recover, while focusing on bonding with the baby. She is also a natural with older children, and my boys asked every day for Ms. Galia to come back and play with them. On top of all that, she is also an AMAZING cook! She makes snacks and meals for the whole family. We were so lucky to find her, and we all miss her terribly!”

Amelia & Eric Peterson
Third time parents
2020

“Highly recommended! Galia was there for our family shortly after the birth of our little one. As first time parents, she helped guide us through what’s okay and what should be avoided. She showed us the ropes. Thank you, Galia!”

Eric & Hayjin Lee
First time parents

“A month ago our son was born through a surrogate pregnancy. We also have a two year old daughter. We needed assistance because our families couldn’t come to visit due to Covid -19 limitations.

Galia who accompanied us during the birth and following was like a savior!

Galia supported us by caring for our daughter in the most meaningful ways possible. She kept our daughter busy with creative games and activities, which enhance child development. Galia’s experience with very young children is very evident, with out a doubt. Galia also helped with light housework, and cooked tasty hot meals every day, so that we could concentrate on the most important thing – quality time with our infant.

With calm and sensitivity Galia created a calm and quiet atmosphere in the house, which is exactly what is needed when a new baby joins the family. Her presence eased the first days after the birth, and infused us with confidence.

We warmly recommend Galia to couples who are expecting a baby and desire postpartum support.”

Noam and Amit
First time dads

“She is exceptional! 

 At 6:30 a.m. my labor was heating up and we knew our three year old daughter could awaken at any time. My husband called Galia and she arrived at our home within the hour just before I gave birth and our daughter awoke. 

We are forever grateful. Galia, who we had spoken with before about her supporting us on this incredible and unpredictable day and also for a time after, had wisely suggested spending time with our daughter ahead of time. Our daughter and Galia quickly built a relationship that allowed Galia to greet her as she awoke on the morning of our son’s birth and for our daughter to feel at peace ahead of my husband coming in shortly after to get her and bring her into our room to introduce her to our newborn son. Shortly after this beautiful meeting, I was greeted by Galia with the most delicious cinnamon, ginger and honey tea and warm oatmeal filled with honey and sweet dates. A very welcome and nourishing treat after having just given birth. Galia continued, for four weeks, to deliver the utmost care and love in our home and to our entire family. 

When we first interviewed Galia, I could see the weight falling off of my husband’s shoulders knowing we would have such calm, confident, knowledgeable and caring support. She was exactly that and more. I was inspired to have support postpartum from a book I was gifted, The First Forty Days. Upon hearing this, Galia found a copy and read it so she could combine her knowledge and expertise with the knowledge from the book that had motivated me to receive support during this critical and special time. Galia has also been a great resource for infant care and also outside care needed post-birth, which has been amazing for me since we recently moved to the Charlotte area. Galia is also an unbelievable cook and it is her talent and the remarkable amount of love that she puts into her food that makes it so healing during a time when healing is incredibly important. With Galia’s background as a preschool teacher and grace in working with children, she was a pillar of joy for our daughter who struggled some in the beginning with the arrival of her sibling who she dearly loved but felt displaced her to some degree as our family integrated and I healed. 

Galia created fun projects each day which our daughter looked forward to and I was able to focus on healing and also caring for and learning about our newborn during the time each day when Galia was at our home knowing that our daughter was receiving such incredible care and that soon I would be in an even better place to be the mother I strive to be as a result of this nourishing care and time to rest. Our son not only regained his birth weight by his first week appointment, but he had grown 15 ounces and by his second week nearly two pounds. Our midwife was taken aback by this, and I know that Galia’s thoughtfully prepared food, care for our daughter and for me, and peace and support that she brought into our home contributed to my healing, my ability to produce nourishing milk, to our son’s incredible growth and well-being and my husband’s peace of mind. 

While we were sad when it was time for Galia to move on to care for another very fortunate family, we are incredibly grateful for her loving support during a time when our family was integrating into a family of four, my body was healing, our daughter was becoming a big sister and our newest family member needed a nourished and relaxed mother as he greeted the world outside of my womb. Having Galia there for me and for our family during this time was a blessing we will forever be grateful for and that allowed this precious time to be what we hoped it would be.”

Sarah Miorin ~ Second time mom.
2021

“I wanted to take a minute to write to you to tell you how incredible you have been for me and my recovery. I’m so glad that you reconsidered doing a short stint of time with Ori and I, before and after my traumatic birth experience. You are truly the linchpin in my “village”, having referred so many capable and wonderful professionals for Ori and I…
Gabby,
Rebecca
Dr. Laura
Carolyn
The Young Family Network of Lake Norman

And I know there are many more. And the cross references have been fantastic as well. But more than anything, your personal help, attention and support has flipped November into a truly positive experience.

That’s remarkable.
That’s incredible.
That’s amazing.

And it’s almost unthinkable, given the fact that this month also contains, the absolute scariest and most traumatic experience of my entire life… being my hospitalization and subsequent emergency C-Section, followed by my baby’s NICU experiences at Davis Hospital and then his helicopter transport to Levine NICU…

I can’t believe that all happened this month, and I’m still standing upright, in a great mood, with an overall positive assessment of this month. That’s because of the team that you have orchestrated for me.

I am so grateful for your kindness. I can’t think of words to express how grateful I am. Thank you so much.”

Sarah & Ori Tuvia ~ First time parents
2021

“Galia is absolutely amazing. We recently worked with her when our first baby was about 4 weeks old. She helped build the confidence of me and my husband and gave us the tools to be successful parents . There are so many little tricks that she was able to teach us that have made our lives so much better. She also went out of her way to support us via text whenever we had any questions and has continued to do that.

My only regret is not getting her help sooner postpartum! We will definitely be working with Galia again when baby #2 comes along!”

Lea and Steven Dulin
First time parents

“After a long, difficult labor and delivery ending in an unexpected C-section, I quickly realized I would not be able to care for my newborn the way I had envisioned and needed help. In swept Galia.

She took over care of both my newborn and me authoritatively but with compassion and kindness. She quickly became a trusted confidant whom we heavily relied on to not only literally
learn how to take care of our baby, but also help manage my physical recovery as well as to hold space and be supportive around the often unspoken emotional challenges faced when
becoming a new mom.

I remember telling her one time, “being pregnant was a piece of cake compared to this” and thanking my lucky stars that she was around to walk with me through those first few weeks.
Some examples of things Galia did for us: setting up changing stations around the house, keeping my water bottle full (sometimes even holding my straw while I drank), demanding that I rest, eat, breathe – all simple things I took for granted before baby.

Non judgmentally jumping in to help me navigate the adventure that is breastfeeding, cooking delicious meals, trying out and always finding the ways to calm my little one, teaching me how
to give baby a bath, swaddle, wear a sling and taking our first trip out of the house.

Did I mention she cooks? She is truly a magician in the kitchen and you will not regret letting her wear a chef’s hat!

If you are looking for support in that “fourth trimester”, experience and education laced with a deep compassion, look no further than Galia!”

C.M ~ first time mother
2019

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