My Story

Shakila Marando, a Founder of DOULAS by the BAY LLC and Blossom Parenting LLC

Trained Birth & Postpartum Doula, Nursing Mothers Counsel Breastfeeding Counselor, Evergreen Perinatal Certified Lactation Educator(CLE), DOULAS by the BAY Postpartum Doula Educator, CAPPA Trained New Parent Educator, CAPPA Advanced Training for Working With Multiple Infants, a Parent Coach and an Infant Sleep Specialist

I have spent over 40,000 hours nurturing babies and caring for young children.For the past 10 years I have been working exclusively with Infants and helping their families learn the necessary skills and tips on how to better care for their children’s wellbeing.

I am a mother of two beautiful daughters of ages 11 and 13 years old. Becoming a mother has radically realigned every aspect of my life and introduced me to “my call”. I believe it takes a village to raise a child and every family deserves emotional, physical and psychological support following the birth of their newborn.Helping families flourish with their newborn is my passion.

To ensure you get the best care, I’ve honed my skills with certifications and trainings from prestigious national institutes including San Francisco State University.

In my spare time I enjoy hiking, dancing, cooking, reading, writing, coding, swimming, snowboarding, skydiving, and golfing.

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