Get the support you need as a new family.

Trusted Guidance

Honest. Skilled. Kind. Your trusted guide postpartum.

The perfect blend of emotional and practical support

The perfect blend of emotional & practical support.

Are you excited, but unsure about your first weeks with baby?

Are you excited, but unsure about your first weeks with baby?

It's completely normal to feel a big range of emotions as you prepare to welcome your new baby.  There is so much to look forward to, and yet so much that is unknown. It's hard to know what to expect and how to prepare.

Here are two important truths:

First, I want you to know that you are definitely NOT the only one feeling this way. 

And, the reality of having a new baby can indeed be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be that way.

I provide new parents in the Bay Area with kind, skilled postpartum doula care they can count on, even when everything else feels hard.

About Me

Bay area postpartum doula Michelle Mendler sitting outside in black shirt
  • Certified Postpartum Doula (CPD)
  • Certified Labor Doula- EPI Doula (CLD)
  • Certified Lactation Support Educator (CLSE) Credentialing In Progress
  • Early Childhood Educator (ECE)
  • Holistic Massage
  • CPR Certified- Pediatric/ Adults 

Hi, I'm Michelle.


As an ECE and preschool owner for almost 30 years, I helped countless families to navigate new parenthood as they grew their families. From practical support to tearful conversations, I witnessed, again and again, the emotional challenges of pp and the need for skilled, compassionate support.

When I was pregnant with my 3 children, I too experienced the lack of authentic support for new moms. While each postpartum experience was different, I did not receive the support I needed.

Today, as a Bay Area Postpartum Doula, I strive to create a warm and nurturing environment where you can feel comfortable and empowered throughout your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey.

With years of experience and a deep understanding of the physical and emotional aspects of new parenthood, I am dedicated to helping you navigate this beautiful and transformative time in your life.


You deserve skilled, compassionate help as a new mother.

Bay Area Postpartum Doula Services

As your postpartum doula I help you honor the normal emotional journey of postpartum, and get the strategies and support you need to feel strong & good as you heal and embrace your new role.

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Emotional Support

The first weeks as a new parent are a LOT for pretty much everyone. The struggles are often hidden behind glowing photos of mom & baby, but too often new parents are isolated and unsupported. Having trusted support from your postpartum doula makes all the difference.

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Newborn Care

These little ones come with a steep learning curve! From diapers to soothing skills, and even the first time you cut their nails, there is a lot to learn! I help you understand your baby's cues and care for them with confidence.

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Practical Support

Sometimes the best thing someone can do for you postpartum is wash the dishes, prepare a healthy snack, or fold the laundry. I take care of routine household tasks as needed so you can focus on your healing & bonding.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get started today with your free discovery call.

  • 1 Book a free initial consult to learn more about how I can transform your experience postpartum.
  • 2 Create your ideal support package for your first weeks or months with baby.
  • 3 Know you have all the support you need to thrive postpartum.
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Michelle is paient, kind and informative. We are so happy we found her! Our labor and postpartum felt so supported every step of the way. We highly recommend Doula Michelle!

Thankful, Lani

Huge THANK YOU to Michelle! Her caring and compassionate nature made us feel so safe and loved during our birthing journey. We are so thankful and would recommend her over and over!

Blessings, First Time Parents

Doula Michelle is amazing! She is caring, patient, helpful and comes with so much knowledge. Michelle supported me through labor & postpartum. We are so thankful for your hard work and kind heart. We would highly recommend her always!

Riley and Fam.


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