“Madi was so amazing with our newborn, Haya.
She taught me how to handle my baby, helped me gain confidence, and gave me the the much needed opportunity to rest and recuperate.
Always ten steps ahead, she took care of all the daily baby tasks that we didn't even know we had to do.
She's a gem!”
- Leen A. via Google Business
“I feel so lucky to have had Madeleine work with me for the first 12 weeks of my son’s life.
With her generous, intelligent, and thoughtful guidance, I went from knowing nothing about babies to feeling self-confident and able to take care of my baby.
I highly recommend Madeleine. She is professional, kind, reliable and trustworthy. Plus, she’s easy to work with and a lot of fun to hang out with!”
- Monica M. via Google Business
We don't know how we would have done it without Madeleine's help. Although we read all the books, took classes, etc. it felt as though that knowledge was not applicable once baby was home with us. There is so much happening day by day, week by week, and without Madeleine there to help guide us - we have been so lost and even more overwhelmed. I only wished I knew about her before our son's arrival and felt super lucky that when we reached out to her (son was 3 days old) that she had availability for us.
She was with us from the time that my son was one week old until eights weeks old. At first, I thought that couldn't be enough time but she reminded me that she was there to guide/prepare me for the long road with the baby. And she did!
She would let me know about certain books regarding baby's development, she would bookmarked the applicable chapters/pages. This was amazing as there is just so much info and not enough time to scour through all the resources.
She also made sure that I was taking care of myself - that I had meals/food/snacks/water especially since I was nursing. And she had a list of professionals she quickly referred me to, which was major.
I highly recommend that expecting parents reach out to Madeleine as the initial time with your baby is so important. She will be there to help set you up for success while you focus on your new baby.”
- Anna N. via Google Business
"She is a walking encyclopedia of all things mommy and baby related. Although I have never hired Madi as a postpartum doula, she has given me countless valuable tips from pre-delivery of my babies to their toddler years.
Madi has also referred me to a wonderful lactation consultant during my second child's first weeks. Madi is knowledgeable and has all sorts of connections with other great professionals in this industry.
Madi's passion for babies and caring for postpartum mommies really shines through. She is a breath of fresh air to work with.
Madi is sympathetic and understands the difficulties that new moms and dads face. She will prepare you for the biggest job of your life, which is raising your baby.
Madi is responsive to text and emails very quickly. It is clear the importance she place on the families she works with.
Whether you are a first time mom or a mom that needs a bit of refresher course, Madi is the one to call. It will be the best money you spend in a long time."
- Gloria Y. via Yelp
“I was first in contact with Madeleine before I delivered, and it was wonderful to have her as a trusted source of information for all questions I had to prepare for life with a new baby.
After arriving home from the hospital, Madeleine was there to help me feel at ease and confident with my newborn. Immediately I saw the connection she had with my baby, and the ability to comfort and handle her. I always felt safe with having Madeleine care for my newborn, she knows what she is doing, is able to jump in and go without me having to worry or dictate to her, and the best part is she is so friendly and positive it's a joy to have her energy in our home.
She was helpful in other questions I had / recommendations in the baby community, better than anything I would have been able to find myself.
Having Madeleine in my family’s life was the best decision I made, and highly recommend!”
- Meredith T. via Yelp
“After doing lots of research, I decided to hire a postpartum doula. I do not have any local family so investing in this kind of support was a great choice for me.
I chose Madeleine based on our initial conversation, her confidence and other testimonials from moms. Having an upbeat, informed and helpful person around in the first few weeks after becoming a mother was very beneficial.
I would recommend BabySavvy to friends and would work with Madeleine again.”
- Ruth F. via Yelp
Madeleine's knowledge and connections were a huge help as a first time Mom and new to the Bay area.
Initially I was afraid of how tough things would be without her guidance, but towards the end of our sessions, I was learning to ‘walk’ on my own with my baby.
She was gradual, gentle and gave me great confidence that I got this!”
- Erin M. via Yelp
“As a first time new mom, I was completely overwhelmed and needed not only education around baby care and development, but also some personal moral support and encouragement.
Madi knew exactly what I needed and provided caring, confident support and guidance, making this stressful transition into motherhood a lot smoother and more graceful.
She had fabulous tips and information, as well as product recommendations that my baby girl loved (and that have made our lives much easier!).
If you are thinking about a postpartum doula, do yourself a major favor and reach out to BabySavvy. We wish she could come live with us!! Thank you, Madi!”
- Brooke D. via Yelp
“Madeleine is the BEST. She isn't just good at her work—she's good at life.
I loved spending time with her and learning what she had to share about baby care, as well as how she approaches life in general.
It's so much fun working with people who absolutely love what they do and throw themselves into it with gusto. That's Madeleine.
If you want to know the latest about baby needs, she's the one to turn to. If you want to know someone who is simply a wonderful human, she is also the one to turn to.”
- Tricia C. via Google Business
“Madeleine is incredibly knowledgable and so amazingly compassionate.
Madeleine started working with me and my baby when my little boy was five weeks old. She worked with me to understand what my and my baby's needs were and has catered her teaching and services to those needs. She has been instrumental in by baby's sleep routine, bottle feeding success and his overall intellectual development. Her methods to get my little one to nap have been really successful as he is now napping and sleeping for longer periods at night. She provided so much knowledge about products and tons of sample bottles to identify the best one for my baby.
Madeleine has also been instrumental in building-up my confidence as a mother. She has prepared incredible vegetarian and vegan meals for me so that I can focus on bonding with my baby during these crucial first weeks. She has worked with me to get diaper bags ready for outings so that I'm never left without the supplies we need. She has even helped me pack for an upcoming trip, done countless loads of baby laundry and helped keep baby safe and happy when he's in the bath. Madeleine's doula services have made these first weeks of parenthood so much easier and I would recommend her to any new parent.”
- Lindsey F. via Yelp
“Madeleine is truly a lifesaver, we found ourselves in a postpartum bind - I was a few weeks into recovery from an emergency C section and my husband hurt his hand requiring stitches, and taking him out of baby duty.
The stress and overwhelm of being the only caregiver while I was very much still recovering was enough to push you over the edge.
That's when Madeleine and her wealth of knowledge, caring and baby whispering touch swooped in and quite literally kept us going! I cannot recommend her highly enough, for any expectant mom / parents who are planning their postpartum life.”
- Michelle Q. via Yelp
“Madeleine came into our lives when I was returning from 5 days in the hospital for an emergency c-section. I was still shell-shocked (as was my husband!) and Madeleine came in with a breath of warmth, understanding, and knew exactly what to do to make us comfortable.
Not just the tangible (sterilizing bottles, setting up a bottle station), keeping things incredibly sterile for baby, helping with night feeds... but the intangible: making sure I was propped comfortably for breast feeding, offering a cup of tea, picking up baby supplies and bringing them over. My husband and I truly attribute our general ease in transition to life with a newborn, because of her help.
But most of all, my newborn son loves her. And I know that he is in incredibly safe hands with her, and his well-being is my #1 priority. She has set an incredibly high bar for anyone in my home and we are lucky to have met her!”
- Renee B. via Yelp
“What I truly appreciated about Madeleine was her level of professionalism, yet also a kindness and warmth that is so critical in this first few weeks with a new baby.
She is sincere, she is action oriented, she is capable and she came with an abundance of knowledge to help a mother, child and whole family thrive in a new situation!
If you are looking for someone that can come in and bring a sense of calm while also helping you to begin your own journey as a mother, Madeleine is the right person for you to work with.”
- Liza N. via Yelp