Postpartum Doula, Newborn Care Specialist
Mei (pronounced "May") began supporting families as a nanny and especially loved helping new parents with the newborn stage. In 2017 she decided to build on to her education and became a certified Newborn Care Specialist.
Mei focuses on the whole family, as well as the needs of the newborn. She has a calming energy and wants to make sure the parents feel comfortable as they rest and recover during their journey into parenthood. She likes to gather information and answer questions so parents can focus their energy towards bonding with their new baby. Mei has a wonderful intuition for understanding the stages of growth in newborns and can help guide you through those stages with evidence based information.
Using her background as a newborn care specialist, she will guide you and your baby into a healthy eating and sleeping routines. Mei will support your choices while explaining your options to you. She understands that not all babies follow the same path and will work with you to figure out what is best for your family. She wants to empower you as parents so you feel confident in your new role. Mei has experience in sleep training, breast feeding, and helping siblings adjust to a new baby in the home. Her goal is to get you off to a good start as new parents and have the skills to continue once she has moved on.
Newborn Care Specialist
CPR/First Aid Certified
Current on all vaccines (including Covid-19)
Clear background check
Mei Duong is awesome! We hired her as a postpartum doula for our second child. We could not have made it through without her. She is so supportive, knowledgeable, and reliable. I had tough time breastfeeding the second time around because my daughter had a tongue tie. It was stressful and Mei's calm, cool and collected approach helped get me through it! She also made healthy snacks to keep me nourished, allowed me to rest, took amazing care of our daughter, and helped our toddler transition to a big sisterhood. Mei is a super-doula!
~Elizabeth K~ San Francisco, Ca
Mei was an amazing addition to our postpartum care team and we feel so lucky to have been brought together by GGDA. She did both days AND nights for us which is a testament to her range and willingness to help. Our time together overlapped with the early days of Covid and Mei was extremely conscientious when it came to exposure risk. She came to us with a plan to be in our home safely and effectively which was a huge relief when we just didn't have the bandwidth.
Mei was always on time and arrived ready to handle whatever we needed with a really positive attitude. Our son loved spending time with her and he really progressed developmentally with her various activities, tips, and tricks. Not to mention that I felt really comfortable and supported when she was in our home during such a tender time. She seamlessly and humbly stepped into the role of doula, therapist, cheerleader, baby whisperer, and friend. Mei's knowledge of the best products on the market for baby care and her eagerness to provide articles and links to helpful items was a major bonus as first time parents.
You'd be lucky to have her!
~Shawn H~ San Francisco, Ca