Doula Services San Diego
Services Provided

Getting in Touch with your Baby with Baby Massage

  • Learn to soothe your baby through gentle massage strokes.
  • Find out about your particular baby’s temperament.
  • Promote infant/parent bonding with eye-to-eye and skin-to-skin contact.
  • Enjoy a special, relaxing, and quiet time with your baby.

Postpartum Doula Services

  • Give information about basic baby care
  • Provide information about breast and bottle feeding
  • Make sure the mother has something to eat and drink and time to rest
  • Do baby laundry
  • Give strategies for caring for twins and triplets
  • Give referrals to resources in the community

Lactation Counseling Services

  • Provide an individualized approach to breastfeeding
  • Help with baby’s latch and positioning
  • Give strategies for breastfeeding more than one baby
  • Provide information about milk storage and handling
  • Give assistance in dealing with breastfeeding challenges
About Me

Michell Adelson

Certified Postpartum Doula
Certified Lactation Counselor
Certified Educator of Infant Massage

I am a San Diego Certified Postpartum Doula with DONA International, a Certified Lactation Counselor through Healthy Children’s Center for Breastfeeding, and a Certified Educator of Infant Massage through Infant Massage USA.

I love being able to provide parents with the information and support they need, so that they feel confident taking care of their baby or babies. I’m able to provide help during the postpartum period (the first 3 months after birth). I’m there to assist you, so that you can rest, enjoy your baby or babies, and recover from childbirth.  I’m certified in Infant CPR and First Aid. My rate is $30/hour for one baby and $35/hour for more than one baby. I’ve assisted families with one newborn, twins, triplets, and newborns with older siblings. I’m available to work days or nights.

Teaching a class in infant massage is a great joy for me. Parents can see their babies becoming more relaxed and happy.  Come to a class and learn a wonderful way to connect with your baby. Click on the “Baby Massage” tab to get more information about classes.

Another passion of mine is textiles. I’ve knitted and crocheted for years and am learning to quilt. I’ve lived in San Diego since 1991 with my husband, two children, and our dog Lucky.

-Michell
Contact Me


Michell Adelson
doulamichell@sbcglobal.net
858-775-5442

mailing address:
10551 Greenford Drive
San Diego, CA 92126