frances schwedhelm | postpartum doula in training

About me:
I am happily married to my second husband and I have 3 children of my own. Together, we have six and one grandchild.

I am very passionate in honoring the support of postpartum care for you and your baby’s postpartum experience. I find immense joy being present within the caregiving role as baby and mother cross the threshold of birthing into a new life experience. This experience binds the family unit in which each contributing member plays a special role in the family dynamic.

I come to you as an experienced licensed Early Childhood Educator. For 30 years, I successfully owned and operated a state licensed in home daycare/preschool of my own. The foundation of my experience was with infants to preschool consisting of a curriculum rich in supporting emotional/social and intellectual programming.

I breastfed my 3 children and supported nursing mothers throughout my 30 year career. As your in home lactation support; I’m here as a supportive resource for you in whichever form of feeding you choose to experience with your infant.

I come to you with certifications in the following modalities:

•Postpartum Doula •Massage Therapist
•Nutritional Coach
•Pre/Postnatal Coach
•Bi-lingual in Spanish/English •Certified Educator Infant Massage


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.

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!



(916) 224-3198