Sandra Rivas

Birth Doula, Placenta Encapsulator & Postpartum Doula
Lactation Educator and Newborn Care Specialist

Dedicated to Providing Support and Education into Parenthood

I was born in El Salvador and when I was 7 years old, I arrived in California. I have made California my home for many years now with the blessings of being happily married to my dear husband for 30 years now. I also have the privilege to be a mother of 5 wonderful kids, whom are all grown now and starting their own families. In 2013 the family grew even larger with the job of being able to call myself a grandmother to a bouncing baby boy named Julian. In 2014 I became a mother again myself.

I have experience many different career paths in my adult life beginning with a career in Graphic Design from 1996 to 2008. After that, I became a Crossing Guard in 2009 for the city of Los Angeles. I enjoyed both of those areas, but I was still searching for the right fit for me. I began working with elderly individuals who needed specific care within their daily lives and assisted many people between the years of 2009 and 2010.

It was in 2010 that I decided that my calling and best fit was to become a Postpartum Doula, which I love being so much! I love the fact that I can help new moms with many of those first time experiences by providing direction, education and support for all areas of infant care. I also enjoy the fact that I can help moms that have additional children already and they are trying establish a new normal for that household when a new baby is introduced. The dynamic of where the older child fits in and how they can be a part of the care and support is essential in the family system working well together and not being strained or stressed.

Becoming a Postpartum Doula has been a wonderful experience. After completing my Postpartum Doula training, I decided to enhance my training by taking the birth doula training, placenta encapsulation training, and NCS training as well. I chose this path to educate and help families with new baby’s and show them all the things I know about taking care of a little one and helping families adjust to the changes that accompany these blessed new family members. I am also looking forward to taking lactation consultant training soon. I find that this training is a big help for the families I serve and support. I can honestly say I love what I do, I enjoy every aspect of the support and if I had to do it all over again, I would do it in a heartbeat!

Contact Information:
Phone: (323) 899-8706
Email: dotingdoulas@gmail.com