Abbey Freed Holden
I am a DONA trained postpartum doula with more than 10 years of nanny experience. My work with children and their families is foundational to who I am. I am a care giver, through and through.
The name for my business is inspired by a word that I love. Matrescence is by definition the process of becoming a mother.
I strongly feel that the gift of non-judgmental support is one of the greatest things new parents can allow themselves in their first few weeks of becoming.
In light of COVID-19
I am offering in-person support services to one family at a time.
I am offering remote support services and can assist with:
- postpartum planning
- emotional support
- nourishment logistics
- providing community, education and resources
I support families from birth to 12 weeks postpartum.
Learn more about my rates and services here:
"Abbey not only helped me but also helped my toddler adjust to our new addition. Whether it was helping us all get some fresh air or sharing conversation over homemade tea, Abbey mentally, physically and emotionally supported us in so many ways as our postpartum doula and for this, I will be forever grateful."
"When my husband and I decided to hire Abbey, we weren't really sure what to expect. We just knew any help would be welcome. She was so knowledgeable and anything she didn't know she found answers to. She anticipated my needs and made the best suggestions for both our newborn and for us."
"Abbey was such a peaceful and loving presence in our home. She gave me support when my daughter was 10 weeks old. She helped me transition into the world as a new mother, gave me sound advice and was a great listener. I am grateful for the time my family got to spend with her during such intimate and magical days."
"I had no idea what to expect in the first few weeks, but was so grateful to have Abbey for several sessions. She helped me navigate uncharted territory like pumping and bottle feeding and giving the first at-home bath. I especially appreciated the calm and reassuring presence she brought to our home."