My name is Margot Lowenstein Simmons and I was born to mother...much to the chagrin of my younger sister, and if I had known what a doula was when I was growing up in Washington, DC, my life would have looked a lot different. Today, I am working to redefine the scope of doula. I am a trained postpartum doula, a certified breastfeeding counselor and a Sleep Savvy Gentle Sleep Coach. I bring my own personal humor and joy for family to my work. My Masters in early childhood development, along with my own unique birth, postpartum and toddler-raising experiences help me support a wide variety of families as they tackle the often-unplanned for aftermath of bringing baby home and raising young kids. I provide truly nonjudgemental support and specialize in offering practical tips and tricks, coaching to ensure a happy, relaxed family unit, transitioning to and from work, as well as the special experience of having toddlers! Because - I think we could all use a little less judgement and little more doula.
No matter how you had your kids (vaginal, cesarean, with or without interventions), having kids is crazy hard. But adjusting to life as a family might just be harder. If you're looking for nonjudgmental advice, practical tips and tricks and a confident helping hand throughout your young parenting life, I may just be the right help for you.
BA in Sociology from University of Pennsylvania
MEd in Early Childhood Education and Development from Lesley University
ProDoula-trained postpartum doula
Certified Breastfeeding Counselor
Certified Sleep Savvy Gentle Sleep Coach
AHA Infant/Child CPR Instructor
Experience with over 50 families