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The Doula Dames: Caring Companions

Our Services

Young Mother

Childbirth Education

Informative and Individualized

Birthing Centre Room

Birthing Support

Labor Doula Services

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Postpartum Support

Postpartum Doula and Newborn Care Specialist Services

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Placenta Encapsulation

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Child Passenger Safety

Professional Carseat Installation

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All About Me

Cecilia Duncan, MSM, LM, CPM

Midwife

Childbirth Educator 
Birth and Postpartum Doula

Newborn Care Specialist 

Carseat Installation Technician

Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

Cecilia has provided care for young children and infants for as long as she can recall. At age 14, she became the regular sitter for her infant niece and nephew. One year later she started offering overnight childcare services to her mothers' colleagues (healthcare professionals). By age 17, Cecilia was providing childcare on nights, weekends, and full time during the summer months for up to 9 children ranging in age from 1 month to 6 years old. This early introduction to working with young children and families guided Cecilia’s educational pathway for her undergraduate studies. In 1999, she began studying Child Development at Truman College Chicago. After transferring schools, she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education at Columbia University in 2008. 

 

Cecilia has worked with young children and families in a professional capacity since 2000. Her long-standing career has offered her the opportunity to provide care in a wide variety of settings. Over the last 20 years, Cecilia has worked as an infant classroom assistant teacher, lead preschool teacher, kindergarten teacher, nanny, house manager, and executive private chef. Cecilia’s diverse experiences working with infants, young children and families laid the foundation for her ever-growing interest in broadening her understanding of human development from preconception to postpartum.

 

In order to serve pregnant people and families in a more meaningful way, in 2017 Cecilia chose to pursue her passion for midwifery and midwifery education at Bastyr University. As a student midwife, she has had more than 3 years of clinical experience in addition to having attended and assisted in over 125 births. Additionally, Cecilia became a DONA trained Birth doula (2009), ICEA trained childbirth educator (2017), CAPPA trained postpartum doula (2019), Newborn Care Academy trained newborn care specialist (2020), Nationally Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (2020), Master of Science in Midwifery (2023). She has experience with singletons, multiples, preemies, and infants with special needs. 

 

Furthermore, Cecilia has earned an advanced certificate in Child Development, CPR, and First Aid certification at the healthcare provider level, neonatal resuscitation certification, California Certified Nursing Assistant licensure, and national certification as a licensed phlebotomist. She is also a California TrustLine registrant. 

 

Cecilia has more than 10 years of experience working with high-profile clients. She has a valid passport and is experienced in traveling with families both internationally and domestically. Cecilia is ready to rise to new challenges; problem solves complex and time-sensitive issues. Her attention to detail keeps her up to date and able to carry many tasks at once. She is eager to bring her skill set, knowledge base, and unique flair to your family as a postpartum care provider.

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All About Me

Christina Dupree

Postpartum Doula
Newborn Care Specialist

Bereavement Doula
Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

Christina has cared for several infants and young children throughout the past 12 years. With her being a part of a large family, while also being the oldest of 5 children, she quickly took on the roll as the babysitter for her siblings. At the age of 13, Christina began to care for her new infant baby sister which introduced her new profound love for babies.

 

Christina assisted in the nursery at her church to help soothe fussy babies and volunteered at her local the Boys and Girls club to help oversee various age groups. Throughout middle school and high school, Christina spent her free time tending to and assisting her friends with their babies. She began watching infants after school and full time on the weekends. Word of mouth spread, and her small business grew pushing her to care for 3 infants and 2 small toddlers by the time she was 17.

 

Christina graduated high school and started her undergrad at Indiana State University where she began networking with moms who needed help with childcare. After completing her first year, Christina transferred to Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis where she began working in a middle school and high school as a Behavioral Interventionist. This position led her to begin providing postpartum emotional support for her friends and family who were new moms.

 

Christina has received her Newborn Care Specialist certification, her CAPPA Postpartum Doula certification and her Prenatal and Infancy Loss Doula certification. She is very passionate about providing phenomenal care to new moms and their new babies as well. With Christina being a mom herself, she understands the importance of having extra support to make the full birthing experience an incredible one.

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All About Me

Annette Duncan

Postpartum Doula
Newborn Care Specialist
Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

Annette is a compassionate and dedicated professional with a strong background in providing care and support to postpartum mothers and children. With a career spanning over 30 years in caregiving roles, Annette brings a warm and nurturing approach that positively impacts those she serves.

 

Her journey in caregiving began in 2000 when she served as a Caregiver/Head of Shift at the Society of St. Vincent De Paul's - Cyril Ross Nursery until 2002. In this role, she supervised children, administered medication, and prioritized their well-being.

Annette's career continued to flourish as she joined the Society of St. Vincent De Paul - Audrey Mollineau Half-Way House (AMHWH) in 2002, where she has been dedicated to the well-being of residents for nearly two decades. In her role as Manager, Annette conducted assessments and interviews for potential residents, creating a safe and welcoming environment. She also managed various administrative tasks, including employee requests, payroll, and medical records.

 

Beyond administration, Annette personally administered medication, offered financial counseling, and organized rehabilitation activities, ensuring compliance with regulations and maintaining a well-staffed and secure environment.

 

Annette's commitment to her own growth is evident through her earned certificates in Human Resource Management (2019), Supervisory Management (2016), and Caregiving (2009).

 

With her extensive experience and unwavering dedication, Annette is well-prepared to be a valuable asset for postpartum mothers and children in need of nurturing and support.

Reviews

I honestly can't say enough good things about Cecilia. She won me over at the interview with how incredibly professional and experienced she is, but also extremely friendly and easy to talk to. She was able to start right away and has been very flexible with her hours. She seems so at ease with my 2 week old already, even though it's only been a couple of days. She talks to Brooklyn constantly and seems so sweet and loving. And we always wake up to a home that was cleaner than when we left it! I feel so very lucky to have found her.

Colleen P.

Postpartum Doula Client

”Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom.” 

Harriette Hartigan

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Contact Us

466 Foothill Blvd #231
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
USA

818-495-5755

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