About Me

Who Am I?

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I am very passionate in honoring the support of postpartum care for you, your family,  and your baby’s postpartum experience. I find joy being present within the caregiving role as baby and mother cross the threshold of birthing into a new life experience. 

My role as your Postpartum Doula consists of supporting your nutritional and healing needs; I cook, provide light housekeeping,  and support your rest/healing time as needed for recovery. 

I realize the need of such a unique job to serve and support families and their newborns. In that space I practice empathy, unconditional/unbiased support, understanding, and guidance with a listening heart in addition to providing resources as needed. 

Working in the unique space of Postpartum there are many challenges that await the parents, whether it’s your first or fifth, each child brings their unique needs to the family dynamic.

What Is My Experience?

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  • I come to you as an experienced and licensed Early Childhood Educator of 30 years. The foundation of my experience was with infants to preschool consisting of a curriculum rich in supporting emotional/social and intellectual programming.
  • The foundation of my experience was with infants to preschool consisting of a curriculum rich in supporting emotional/social and intellectual programming. 
  • As a Certified Lactation Education Coach resource for you in whichever form of feeding you choose to experience with your infant. 
  • I’m here as a supportive resource for you in whichever form of feeding you choose to experience with your infant.

What Else Should You Consider?

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Certifications in the following modalities: 

•Postpartum Doula  

•Massage Therapist

•Nutritional Coach

•Pre/Postnatal Coach

•Bi-lingual in Spanish/English  

•Certified Educator Infant Massage

•Certified Lactation Educational Coach 


I’m confident I’m your Postpartum Doula and I’m happy to expand on answering any questions you may have on my certifications and/or experience. Let me share my passion with you! Your first consultation is always free!

“Lying-In”

 

The postpartum time where the birth mother can lie in bed and heal/rest from the delivery of her miracle. A woman’s body is needing warmth, nourishment, support, quietness and a lot of rest.


What is the baby experiencing? Transitioning earth side is a lot of work for a baby. Lying-In is the first stage in the “Fourth Trimester” of acclimating baby to the world in a non-rushed manner. Constant skin-to-skin, softer noises, lots of sleeping, and even more breastfeeding help make this transition calm and smooth.


Francisca Schwedhelm,

Certified Postpartum Doula (Cornerstone), CEIM, CLEC, MT, ECE


Frances is a certified Postpartum Doula who finds joy and fulfillment working with families and their newborns.  

What does a postpartum doula do?

Breastfeeding & Bottle Feeding Support

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Care For Your Baby While You Sleep

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Light Housekeeping (Dishes/Laundry)

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Reassurance & Emotional Support

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Meal/Snack Preparation

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Newborn Care/Soothing

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Contact Me

Drop me a line!

Doula Imprints

P.O. Box 683 El Dorado, CA 95623

(916) 224-3198