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motherbaby

Postpartum Doula

Home visits | Orange County, California

 

Birth Doula

Home births | Orange County, California

Breastfeeding Support

Home visits | Orange County, California 

Holistic Sleep Support

Coming soon

 

Johnna Naraki, founder of motherbaby 

Registered Nurse & Doula

Certified Breastfeeding Specialist (CBS)

 
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About

motherbaby

Hello mamas, my name is Johnna Naraki. I am a birth and postpartum doula with 25 years experience as a postpartum and newborn registered nurse. I am also a certified breastfeeding specialist (CBS) and will soon sit for the IBCLC exam for my international board certified lactation consultant certification. In addition to the years caring for new mamas and babies in the hospital and teaching/assisting breastfeeding, I have birthed and breastfed my own children. It would be an honor and privilege to support you as your birth and postpartum doula at home. Doula support includes breastfeeding support. I have a passion for assisting with and teaching breastfeeding and it would be a joy to support you and your newborn as you navigate your breastfeeding journey together. Holistic and attachment-focused sleep support coming soon. Where normalizing sleep and breastfeeding will leave you feeling connected with your little one. 

*I do not provide medical care or give medical advice.

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"A mother is the embodiment of life and love."      

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All inquiries are welcome. Please send me a message & leave your phone number so we can connect to discuss how I may support you and your baby. I look forward to speaking with you. Inquiries may be sent to: johnna@themotherbabydoula.com

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My Services

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The goal of motherbaby is to gently provide physical & emotional support during your birth and postpartum period. This is a time to mother the mother and nurture the bond between mama, baby and family during this transition. Mama heals best when her whole person is cared for; her physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being are all held important. My hope is to encourage you, while tending to your unique family needs and bring peace to your home during this beautiful time. The following is a non exhaustive list of what motherbaby service provides:

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  • birth & postpartum support, breastfeeding support 

  • help with newborn feedings & breast pumps, baby soothing, newborn care, bathing, diapering, baby massage, skin to skin bonding, sibling adjustment, baby/toddler sleep support

  • encouragement of healthy eating, a quiet & thriving environment, lessened stress/anxiety & depression, space for mama to rest, time for a relaxing shower, mama hand massage

  • light tidying of/organizing living space, non-toxic cleaning tips, light meal prepping

  • a listening ear, time to reflect on birth, a safe place to ask questions, education, connection, referrals 

 

Postpartum Doula + Birth Doula

As your postpartum doula + birth doula, I will gently support you physically and emotionally at home during labor and birth and in the time after you have given birth. Birth support begins with two prenatal visits to get acquainted, so that I can best support you during labor/birth and ends within the first 4 hours after birth. As your birth doula, I will continue to be there to support and guide you during your immediate postpartum period with breastfeeding and postpartum care. The postpartum period or 4th trimester, is a time that might leave you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. I know you will do an amazing job mothering your sweet newborn, but listen mamas, you need to be mothered too! Let me, your postpartum doula, take care of you at home in the days and weeks after giving birth. I am here to help you with your newborn and support you in the midst of your recovery as you navigate those first days and weeks. Whether this is your first baby or your fourth, I will come to you with the wisdom and experience I have gained from my work as a postpartum and newborn registered nurse of twenty-five years. Postpartum doula home visits typically extend out 6-8 weeks post giving birth and include breastfeeding support. I am available to support you as your birth doula for attended home births and as your postpartum doula for postpartum home visits in Orange County, California and the areas surrounding northern Orange County. I am also available via the phone for questions related to anything prenatal, postpartum and newborn.

Home birth doula support

Postpartum home visit minimum 4 hours

Prenatal support to plan + prepare for baby

Phone support for questions 45 minutes

*Contact for pricing

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Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding provides life giving milk that nourishes the body and soul of both the mother and baby, but sometimes the delivery of it can leave a new mama feeling flustered. As a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist (CBS), I can help. Since 1996, I have helped thousands of newborns latch on to their mother's breast for the first time. Helping mamas with hands on support and achieving an effective latch has been one of my greatest joys. Correct positioning and proper latch are essential for a successful beginning and I would be honored to help you with that. Troubleshooting difficulties and working through them with you is what I am passionate about and I always bring along my baby scale to assess for milk transfer. Mama, I would love to support you and your newborn on your breastfeeding journey. I am available for in-home lactation support exclusive for breastfeeding in Orange County, California and the areas surrounding northern Orange County. I am also available virtually for a breastfeeding consultation.

Initial home visit up to 2 hours

Follow up home visits up to 90 minutes

Breastfeeding phone consultation up to 90 minutes

Prenatal breastfeeding education up to 45 minutes

*Contact for pricing

 
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Sleep Support

{I am currently working on my baby-led sleep and well-being specialist certification. Soon to be offering- sleep solutions for babies and toddlers that validate your mama heart and intuition using a holistic and attachment-focused approach.} It is normal for a baby to wake during the night for feedings and to have their needs met by you. They need your loving touch to sooth them back to sleep. During our virtual support consultation I will ask you questions to gain a deeper understanding of your unique family lifestyle, what your little one's typical day looks like, stage of development, and any underlying issues that might be interfering with sleep. You will never be asked to leave your baby or toddler alone to cry. Meeting the needs of your little one, by responding to his/her cry, will give you a beautiful deep connection where they feel secure in your love. Together we will create a sleep plan tailored for you and your family.

*coming soon

 

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"How do you spell 'Love'?" 
-Piglet

"You don't spell it, you feel it."
-Pooh

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Mama,

Please send me a message & leave your phone number so we can connect to discuss how I may support you and your baby. I look forward to speaking with you.

Warmly, Johnna

Thank you!

 
 

education/license/certifications

Associate Degree Nursing (ADN 1996)

Bachelor of Science Health Science (BS 2002)

Registered Nurse - licensed in CA since 1996

Certified Breastfeeding Specialist (CBS)

Postpartum Doula (DONA) 2022

Birth Doula (DONA) 2021

BLS Provider (CPR) 

NRP Provider (Neonatal Resuscitation)

working on- IBCLC (lactation consultant)

working on- Baby-Led Sleep certification

TESTIMONIALS

“Johnna was amazing!!! I am a first time mom, who came home with some idea of how to care for a baby, but still with lots of questions. Having her come visit was the best thing I did for myself that first week! She is so sweet, and makes you feel as comfortable as a friend would.  She also has the knowledge of a hospital nurse, and answered so many questions I had about nursing, pumping, and schedules for my baby. She even brought a baby scale, and did a lactation consultation! I think what was my favorite part of her visit though was the hand massage – I had terrible carpal tunnel, and she gave me some kind of hand/arm massage that helped it almost immediately. It was such a helpful visit, that I booked her right away for the next week!” -Elizabeth

"Three weeks after having my first child I was struggling with uncertainty and the inevitable anxiety around whether I was producing enough milk and whether my baby was receiving enough during feedings. There were times I felt we were in a good rhythm and times I questioned if I was doing it right at all. When looking into lactation support, Johnna was highly recommended to me by a trusted source as being a great resource in the community who’s been “doing this work forever.”

Once I messaged her, she responded right away and made herself available for a home visit the very next day. Johnna’s gentle and calming energy put me at ease from the start. She was knowledgeable and patient in answering all of my questions, and she brought her scale to definitively confirm the amount of milk intake after a nursing session. Hearing that all is going well with breastfeeding and that my son is thriving has been so reassuring - especially since it’s so hard to know how much milk your baby is getting when exclusively breastfeeding! Johnna welcomes follow-up communication as needed, and I feel so much more comfortable knowing that her expertise and kind support are just a text away.

I highly recommend Johnna for any breastfeeding mother seeking support throughout this new, sacred, and often anxiety producing journey of breastfeeding!" -Natalie