Camila Lee

Verified
Postpartum Doula
Castro Valley, California
11 years of experience
5.0
About me

I am Camila, founder of Sweet Tangerine Newborn Care. I am originally from Brazil and first moved to the U. S. as an Au Pair, but my story as a caregiver didn't start there. I've been working with children since 2011 when I started teaching preschool. Since then, I have always been involved in the area of education and child care. When I moved to San Francisco, I also had the opportunity to work as a nanny taking care of infants and toddlers. Being around babies and kids, and teaching them to develop and become amazing humans is a big part of me. I have dedicated myself to learning more and specializing in newborn care, which is the area that I love the most, especially now that I became a mom myself. Additional to my vast experience, I have a Master's degree in education science and many complementary courses in the area, such as Newborn Care Specialist, CPR, and first AID.

Education

Bachelor of education (2018)

Certification and training

Newborn Care Specialist, Newborn Care Solutions (2022)

Credentials
NCS
Specialties
Infant Care Newborn Care Overnight Newborn Care Postpartum Care Postpartum Doula Care Sleep Consultant
Languages

English, Portuguese

Service introduction

Parents education on complete infant care; Assistance with breastfeeding issues; Monitoring baby’s nutritional intake; Umbilical Care; Circumcision Care; Diapering; Sponge and Tub Bath; Perform and teach burping techniques; Perform and teach soothing techniques; Perform and teach Swaddling; Perform and teach Infant Massage; Perform and teach a schedule for sleeping, meals, naps, and play time;

Ratings and reviews
Average
5.0
# of Reviews
2
5.0

My husband and I originally weren't going to hire any postpartum help, but we were convinced after talking to many of our friends. We only had a month to find a postpartum doula and even though Camila had a client already, we were so fortunate she agreed to incorporate us into her schedule for the first three weeks of our little one's lives. As first time parents, having Camila's support was priceless. She answered all our questions, showed us her tips and tricks with a newborn, and handled all the care of our little one at night. Having Camila overnight was the most valuable part of everything as it allowed me to get some extra time to rest. Since I was still trying to increase my milk supply, it was nice to not have to worry about cleaning pump parts after a middle of the night feed and pump session. It also allowed my husband to get a full nights rest so he could help the next day which allowed an extra nap session for me. I can't believe we almost decided not to have a postpartum night doula because Camila was so invaluable in the beginning of our parenthood journey.

- Stacey M.

5.0

After many evenings researching, and having met with several excellent candidates, we decided to go with Camila as a newborn care specialist for our first child. Neither my wife nor I have close family living nearby, so we thought we might need some support in the first few months. As things turned out, our baby was born 5 weeks premature, and — even though our contract wasn’t meant to start for a while yet — Camila made sure to be available for our first night home when we sorely needed a friendly and reassuring face (and helping pair of hands). Over the next 12 weeks, Camila continued to be a lifesaver. She has a wealth of knowledge and is generous in sharing it (always while being careful to respect boundaries and never, ever, feeling pushy or judgmental). Camila truly cares for the children she looks after. Even during her off-days she would text us to find out how pediatrician visits went, or to send links that might be relevant to something she noticed the night before. She also has a great support network, which meant that one night when my wife and I unexpectedly needed some extra support, Camila was able to hook us up with someone within half an hour, taking time out from her family vacation to help us. (The person she introduced us to was also great.) We have no hesitation in recommending Camila as an experienced, loving, and easy-to-work with specialist.

- Tim H.

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