This is what some of our customers have to say.

“Previously she was scared to go on her tummy…she cried…But she likes it now. She can flip over. It is easy.”

 

“There isn’t a lot of guidance as to how to do tummytime, what the pacing is….Sejal gave as exactly that knowledge…And our baby is getting a lot stronger now.”

 

“I’ve taken both her tummy time and infant massage classes and have seen a drastic improvement in the well being of my child”

Where do I even begin. To me, Sejal is a godsend and I will forever be grateful that she was and is there on my journey as a new mother. I trust Sejal with my baby more than anyone else, even myself at times.. She is that wonderful. Whatever she tells me to do, I will do and know it’s for the benefit of my child.

I’ve taken both her tummy time and infant massage classes and have seen a drastic improvement in the well being of my child. She’s great at explaining why things like tummy time are important and uses so many different techniques to keep it fun and interesting for you and your baby. She always asks permission, never pushes you and let’s you go at your own pace, making sure you feel comfortable and supported. My baby girl used to hate tummy time and now she will play on her tummy for 30+ minutes! I feel like I can always learn something new when I’m with her and I think every mom and baby can benefit from her classes. She instills in me a feeling of security and confidence as a mom.

Whenever she’s with my baby girl, I swear she’s listening intently and taking everything Sejal says to heart. Some might even say she is a baby whisperer and by some, I mean me! Her approach is gentle yet firm and the babies know that and the mamas respect that.

“Sejal helped us learn how to help our baby boy relax, get out some trapped gas, and practice rolling over for tummy time!”

We attended the infant massage class last month and it was amazing. Sejal helped us learn how to help our baby boy relax, get out some trapped gas, and practice rolling over for tummy time! We loved it so much that we added it to our nightly routine before bed. And the massage oil she makes for the babies is definitely our favorite. It keeps hands and baby nice and soft. As as aside, during the class baby boy wasnt latching very well (making lots of clicking sounds) and Sejal came over and helped me adjust my hold on him. The clicking stopped, I felt more comfortable, and he ate much more efficiently!

Thank you Sejal for all your help!

“Without her, my baby would have never achieved the milestones to where he is today.”

Sejal is the best tummy time teacher you can ever have. Her charisma and passion for babies and new moms is beyond imaginable. Her expertise is ever-growing and her support is beyond measure. I’ve learned so much from Sejal and she is so great to talk to and very encouraging. Without her, my baby would have never achieved the milestones to where he is today. I hope that the local communities will learn of Sejal and I know she is well-loved by many. As a new mom there are so many things to do and incorporate in the baby’s routine and for mom to adjust as well. Sejal makes tummy time and routines very possible with her magic touch. I appreciate her very much and know that you’re in good hands!

Stephie

“I can already see the difference in her digestion, respiratory system, neck strength, and engagement with the world around her!”

Thank you, Sejal! We loved our TummyTime class with Sejal. She is so, so kind to both parents and infants. My daughter learned so much and got stronger and healthier from working with Sejal and doing the exercises she shared. I can already see the difference in her digestion, respiratory system, neck strength, and engagement with the world around her! I wish I’d known Sejal early enough to have her come be our post-partum doula. She’s just the best!

Adriana Baer

“Working with her meant that we were able to help our baby be even happier and healthier!”

I’m so thankful that we found Sejal! Our baby was early and had many challenges typical to a preemie. But, we didn’t know that! Finding Sejal and working with her on nursing tips as well as Tummy Time classes made an incredible difference for us. I have heard so many people say “oh, my baby just doesn’t like tummy time so we don’t force it” and I want to scream. We thought the same way, that our baby just didn’t like it. But really it was that he didn’t like how hard it was because he needed help. Sejal helped us understand what his challenges were and how to address them. Working with her meant that we were able to help our baby be even happier and healthier!

Amy Sample Ward

“she helps us with everything and anything she can – and it always seems to be just the right kind of help with what we need in that moment even if we didn’t even know what to ask for help with or what we needed.”

“On our second night in the hospital I was having major pain and trouble breastfeeding and Sejal came to the hospital with almost no notice in the middle of the night and helped me get through that night, holding the baby above me to nurse while I lay there and rested”

“the comforting sound of Sejal walking around on our hardwood floors almost at a supernatural speed as she tended to the household chores, cared for the baby, and coached my husband, all the while regularly stopping by the bed to take care of me, bring me water, snacks, give me a massage, put pillows around me for comfort”

A smooth transition to new parenthood is the first bullet listed under services offered with Kindred Mother Care and this is exactly what Sejal helped my husband and me with. It sounds so general but this is a great way to describe the support we received because her support was vast and varied depending on what mom, dad and baby needed in the moment. Officially Sejal helped us in a few different contexts: postpartum doula, lactation support, tummy time classes, and infant massage classes. But each time we are around Sejal her generous spirit shines as she helps us with everything and anything she can – and it always seems to be just the right kind of help with what we need in that moment even if we didn’t even know what to ask for help with or what we needed. For example, when I was sitting in tummy time class and needed to nurse Sejal would help with the latch and offer suggestions of a new position and have pillows stuffed all around me to make me comfortable before I knew it (she had picked up on the fact that I live with chronic pain and just knew how much I appreciate help reducing nursing associated discomfort). Her help and suggestions are never in a pushy or condescending way but rather delivered with perfect timing and gentleness that an unsteady new mom needs. Sejal’s confidence in caring for our newborn and for me as I recovered from a difficult birth experience brought peace and stability to our household. I love every word that Sejal speaks – she brings a calm and loving presence but at the same time is incredibly efficient and hardworking and is very practical at helping solve or address problems quickly. Sejal connected us with so many ideas and resources related to caring for our newborn and while we would have survived the “4th trimester” without her support, having her help made me happier and healthier as I endured a 5+ weeks recovery to get back to normal and I know has helped our son develop and grow much better. For example, Sejal helped us with new ways to get or son to nap during the day that I would have never even thought to ask about or try. She also showed us countless ways to interact with and calm our son that we had no idea about previously (e.g. seated lifts). In addition, I have a chronic health condition that set me up to be at risk of have little or no milk supply and we were prepared for the worst with breastfeeding leading up to the birth. But now our son is 2 months old and super chunky (36th percentile in weight at birth and 75th percentile in weight now) and couldn’t be healthier and I have been able to exclusively breastfeed and enjoy breastfeeding. I know for a fact that Sejal helped with this a ton and I attribute a lot of this to her support. On our second night in the hospital I was having major pain and trouble breastfeeding and Sejal came to the hospital with almost no notice in the middle of the night and helped me get through that night, holding the baby above me to nurse while I lay there and rested; she moved him in different positions above me to help with pain – she gave me a massage, reassured us, and brought us nursing supplies and tips like compresses, oils, and saline soaks. On our first night home from the hospital I was still unable to sit and in pain when standing and Sejal set us up with side-lying nursing in our bed so that I could recover, walking us through it and giving us confidence – this saved me and I still use what she taught us that night every single night now. I remember that first night home from the hospital lying in bed drifting in and out of sleep and in horrible pain and Sejal would bring the baby over to me when he needed to nurse – being able to relax in bed knowing that our son was being fully taken care of – the comforting sound of Sejal walking around on our hardwood floors almost at a supernatural speed as she tended to the household chores, cared for the baby, and coached my husband, all the while regularly stopping by the bed to take care of me, bring me water, snacks, give me a massage, put pillows around me for comfort. I would highly recommend working with Sejal in some context, whether you drop into her tummy time class once or hire her as a regular postpartum doula – you will not regret working with Sejal but rather leave your time with her refreshed and with an abundance of knowledge and having enjoyed spending time with a true baby/mama expert.

Sejal recognized our daughter’s tongue tie and guided us to local experts who helped us successfully treat it.

No one else in the medical community gave us faith that I would be able to breastfeed after what we’d been through. Sejal, however, never doubted I would recover and be able to fully feed my daughter.

In the critical days postpartum, she regularly came over to our house as a postpartum doula and cooked nutritious meals, did laundry, dishes all while calming our fussy and hungry newborn; gifting me time to nap and replenish

Without question our family is thriving because of the compassionate and insightful care  we received from Kindred Mother Care.  When we sought them out, our daughter was 5 days old and I could not feed or care for her. Immediately following her birth, I had multiple blood transfusions and two additional surgeries rendering me unable to walk, depressed and without enough milk to feed our baby. Additionally, our daughter had an undiagnosed tongue tie making latching very painful. Sejal recognized our daughter’s tongue tie and guided us to local experts who helped us successfully treat it. No one else in the medical community gave us faith that I would be able to breastfeed after what we’d been through. Sejal, however, never doubted I would recover and be able to fully feed my daughter. Sejal was really quick to respond, and shared with us foods, techniques and massages to help me recover and build my milk supply after trauma. In the critical days postpartum, she regularly came over to our house as a postpartum doula and cooked nutritious meals, did laundry, dishes all while calming our fussy and hungry newborn; gifting me time to nap and replenish. Sejal was right; with patience and her expertise and support my milk supply is fully in. Sejal is one of a kind, a true angel.

Demaree Raveaux, Portland, Oregon

“Sejal also offered words of encouragement, advice, help with tummy time and nursing, and made us feel so much better about those early months with the baby.”

We signed up to take infant massage with Sejal after hearing a recommendation from a friend. Not only was the class an amazing way for my son, husband and I to bond, but it was so much more. We learned some wonderful massage techniques that our boy loved (and still does). However, Sejal also offered words of encouragement, advice, help with tummy time and nursing, and made us feel so much better about those early months with the baby. We cant thank her enough for all the tools we gained by taking her class!

Jordan Bates

“She was not only a fountain of information and love, but connected me with a few people who were key players in helping to healing my daughters tongue-tie. “

Sejal is AMAZING at what she does. I cannot express my gratitude enough. I was lucky enough to have met her while I was pregnant (via Mom’s Group at Zenana, go!) because as soon as I had my baby last September I was in distress. Nursing was incredibly painful from the get go and Sejal correctly suspected a tongue-tie. She was over a lot with her mentor Peggy, the first couple weeks, often she called me first to check in on me and schedule a time to come over. She was not only a fountain of information and love, but connected me with a few people who were key players in helping to healing my daughters tongue-tie. I hold Sejal in the highest regard and recommend her to any and every new mom who is in need of some knowledgable love.
Also, I highly recommend her infant massage class!

Hailey Rose

 

“Let me start by saying this: I don’t know where my wife and I would be without Sejal.”

“Sejal came to our house many times – she’d stay for as long as possible and really took the time to explain what was working so that we could replicate her magic after she left.”

Let me start by saying this: I don’t know where my wife and I would be without Sejal. After having nursing issues, we called Sejal for her postpartum and lactation services based on a recommendation from a friend. We didn’t know it at the time, but we were making a phone call to someone who would soon become a staple in the lives of our new family. Sejal came to our house many times with her mentor Peggy during my son’s first 2 weeks to help him learn how to nurse properly – she’d stay for as long as possible and really took the time to explain what was working so that we could replicate her magic after she left. Even after we were in a decent feeding rhythm, she came over periodically to check in that our son was growing, staying healthy, and continuing to progress. After every lactation session with her mentor, my wife and I would feel a sense of not only relief (because our baby ate like a champ), but gratitude for her to have shared her knowledge with us that day.

Sejal is caring, loving and dedicated and has a special bond with our baby and family. My wife and I are now taking infant massage class with her, which we (and our son) loves. She loves helping babies and their families, and it shows. Anyone who works with her is lucky to have her in their lives!

Oscar

“Sejal is a gifted teacher whose is patient and concern for others shines through.”

Sejal is a true baby whisperer! I only wish I would have known about her services while I was pregnant and in the early stages of postpartum. In the four week infant massage class I attended, Sejal covered head to toe relaxation massages that are beneficial for any child. However, I found these to be extremely valuable due to my baby’s low muscle tone. I will cherish these techniques as they add to nourishing the bond between my girl and I. Sejal is a gifted teacher whose is patient and concern for others shines through. It was my pleasure to meet such a incredible lady. Thank you!

Myka

 

“every sentence she uttered and action that she made while interacting with the babies in class was a tip on how to communicate even better with my babies.”

I took an infant massage class with Sejal. She is truly gifted!! In addition to leading the group through the basics of massage, every sentence she uttered and action that she made while interacting with the babies in class was a tip on how to communicate even better with my babies. I wish I had hours to simply learn from her! Check out her blog posts for a glimpse!

Lida Debin

 

“Snacks would appear without me asking, she provided wonderful infant massage education for the babies, and allowed me to relax and rest and enjoy the twins. “

After having twins with an extended hospital stay, Sejal came to help our new babies get settled in. Even though I was not a first time mom, I still learned so much from Sejal’s perspective and she knew what would help me even more than I did! Snacks would appear without me asking, she provided wonderful infant massage education for the babies, and allowed me to relax and rest and enjoy the twins. She also provided great support and follow up on breast feeding. I felt taken care of and knew we were all in good hands.

Josephine

“I never thought my baby will latch and drink milk directly from my breast ever. Sejal spent more than 3 hours with me and the baby on the 1st day and latched her successfully.”

“The difference between Legacy/Providence lactation and Sejal was that Sejal did not rush things. She spent whatever the time new born needs and tried to fix issues. “

I am a new mom and my life became very stressful after my baby was born due to a latching problem. My baby was not getting breast milk at all. I started to feel that I am failing to care of my baby and went looking for lactation help. I tried the help of both Legacy and Providence lactation and the tricks they gave me did not work at all. They tried to latch baby forcefully during the lactation consultation and the baby got really frustrated (from their side they have to rush things since, they got only 1 hour to fix issues). Finally, I decided to pump breast milk and do bottle feeding. Luckily, I started the bottle feeding at the right time and it prevented baby losing more than 10% of the birth weight.
I started to believe bottle feeding was good enough since the baby was getting breast milk and gaining weight. I felt delivering a baby was way too easy compared to breast feeding (even though I had a vaginal delivery). I was feeding my baby every 2 to 3 hours. I warm the breast milk which was pumped previously and feed the baby using the bottle, burp her and make her sleep. Then I pump my breast milk and wash the pump accessories. By the time I finished pumping and cleaning, I have already hit the next cycle of feeding. As a result, I was exhausted and started to feel like a slave to the pump. While, I was going through this hassle one of my friends introduced Sejal to me. I never thought my baby will latch and drink milk directly from my breast ever. Sejal spent more than 3 hours with me and the baby on the 1st day and latched her successfully. I was surprised and at the same time happy to see baby getting milk directly from my breast. She came to my house couple of times and help me with latching. At the same time, I tried my best not to feed a using the bottle.
Sejal also identified a lip and tongue-tie issue with my baby and directed me to Dr Gherri. I was so glad that we identified the issue early. Legacy lactation consultant also informed me regarding the lip-tie issue but not the tongue-tie. Providence lactation consultant did not recognize either of the issues. Sejal was kind enough to join with me for Dr Gherri appointment for the tongue and lip tie surgery. She also came to my house twice per day to perform after surgery exercises.
The difference between Legacy/Providence lactation and Sejal was that Sejal did not rush things. She spent whatever the time new born needs and tried to fix issues. I have learned lot from Sejal (how to calm a baby, how to help baby to get rid of gas, infant massage, etc.). Currently, we have solved breast feeding issues and I am happily enjoying the motherhood. I am really glad that I accepted Sejal’s help. Sejal is a good friend and a life saver!

Kavindya

 

“She’s taught me how to be a better mother in the short while I’ve known her and I can’t thank her enough for being a part of my life.”

As blessed as I feel to be a new mother and as much I want to give I just don’t have the know how or experience yet. I have so many questions in a day and so much self doubt as to whether I’m doing this right and there’s only so much a google search will get me. I’ve been needing real interaction, emotional support and guidance. Finding someone like Sejal who is nurturing, knowledgeable, gentle and kind is such a gift. Moreoever she’s bright and just good company- which is a must. During a time while I still feel vulnerable and overprotective of my baby, Sejal has helped me put my guard down and helped me to really relax and be taken care of in ways I didn’t know I even needed. She holds my baby gently and lovingly and I know he’s in good hands. She’s taught me how to be a better mother in the short while I’ve known her and I can’t thank her enough for being a part of my life.

Sun

 

“She adjusted quickly to our family dynamics just as if she was another member of the family.”

Where do we even begin when it comes to how much we adore Sejal? She is one of the most amazing ladies we have ever met. I had a C-section and Sejal was our doula. Not only did I have my newborn but I had a four month old and a three year old. She helped us adjust in the transition of bringing our new baby home. She kept a very close eye on me during recovery time while working with our other two kiddos. She is a wealth of knowledge!! She adjusted quickly to our family dynamics just as if she was another member of the family. We HIGHLY recommend utilizing her skills during your recovery and transitions.

April

 

“Sejal arrives on-time and ready to help with babies or household chores. She works quickly, anticipates mine and the twins needs, takes initiative, gives me tips to care for two babies at once, and is a joy to be around.”

Sejal has been a HUGE help with my boy/girl twins! Having her over feels like I got to take the nurse home from the hospital! It is obvious how much she genuinely cares about me and the twins, and her extensive knowledge about newborns has been invaluable! Sejal arrives on-time and ready to help with babies or household chores. She works quickly, anticipates mine and the twins needs, takes initiative, gives me tips to care for two babies at once, and is a joy to be around. I recommend her for yourself or as a gift to someone expecting a baby.

Leslie Edwards

“She is such a wonderful presence in the house–things get clean and organized, food appears as if by magic. “

We have been so grateful to have Sejal’s help in caring for us and our babies! She is such a wonderful presence in the house–things get clean and organized, food appears as if by magic. And the babies love her! But perhaps what I love most about having Sejal around is the breadth and depth of her knowledge: sleep, lactation, baby care, etc. I learn so much from her that I feel she makes me a better mother, even after she’s gone!

Eve

“As we continued to work with Sejal, she became one of the few people I trust to manage two babies at once. This has allowed me to get the rest I need to be a better mother and wife.”

I hired Sejal after receiving a recommendation from a friend. It was one of the best decisions I’ve made. When I brought Sejal into our home, we were struggling with fussy, reflux babies. We had seen several lactation consultants in addition to our pediatrician. We were tired, run down and looking for answers. After one visit with Sejal our babies were calmer and so were we. She brought new ideas, knowledge and expertise to the table. She taught us new techniques and tips for feeding, sleeping, etc. that really made a difference in the happiness of our twins. It was like night and day with how our babies responded. I felt like she was the one person who really listened to what I was saying and helped find solutions. As we continued to work with Sejal, she became one of the few people I trust to manage two babies at once. This has allowed me to get the rest I need to be a better mother and wife. Sejal is kind, encouraging and truly cares for her clients.

Hollie Palke

“Sejal would show up and before I knew what was happening the laundry would be running, food cooking, dishes done, and babies resting happily on my chest for skin to skin time.”

Sejal is an amazing postpartum doula. She sees what needs to be done, and attends to it directly. In the early, blurry days after my twins were born Sejal would show up and before I knew what was happening the laundry would be running, food cooking, dishes done, and babies resting happily on my chest for skin to skin time. She encouraged and facilitated rest, massaged my shoulders and feet, prepared special foods to help with recovery from edema and blood loss. She is truly gifted with babies, and a pro at handling multiples. Her presence helped me feel more relaxed and at ease as I transitioned into being a mother of twins.

Katie Rose Alexander

“As soon as she walks through the door she leaps into action, first making sure that I’ve had breakfast, then cleaning up the kitchen. On her first day, she somehow managed to reorganize the plethora of bottle parts to give us more counter space than we’ve had in months.”

We have been so grateful for Sejal’s help! As soon as she walks through the door she leaps into action, first making sure that I’ve had breakfast, then cleaning up the kitchen. On her first day, she somehow managed to reorganize the plethora of bottle parts to give us more counter space than we’ve had in months. She’s worked the same magic on our linen closet, and she often comes up with creative solutions that have streamlined our lives. She is an incredible cook, making delicious meals out of the thin contents of our pantry. Sejal is very sweet and patient with our twins, and best of all I have had more time to enjoy them myself since she’s been around. She is skilled and knowledgable about topics ranging from healthy sleep to lactation, and her soothing nature often lifts my spirits when my confidence is sagging. Sejal will certainly make any family’s post-partum period more pleasant, healthy and organized!

Lisa Elliott

“She takes great care of me, the babies, and the household. Plates of food and endless bottles of water just appear whenever she is around. “

As a new mother to twin boys, I have been so blessed to have Sejal support our family in our postpartum time. She takes great care of me, the babies, and the household. Plates of food and endless bottles of water just appear whenever she is around. She is wonderful at anticipating needs and asking how she can be of service. She took great care of my babies and allowed me time to rest and take care of myself. After getting the babies to sleep, she kept working – cooking and cleaning and talking with me about the challenges of being a new mother. She is a source of great comfort and knowledge and a very generous caregiver.

Lea Villalaz

“her kindness makes you feel like she is an old friend that you have known for years coming to lend a hand. “

Sejal is a gifted postpartum doula. She found her perfect niche. She is kind, non-judgmental, and a true baby-whisperer. Also, her kindness makes you feel like she is an old friend that you have known for years coming to lend a hand. Plus, she is an amazing cook and full of baby knowledge. I hope you get to meet her!

Amanda Macindoe

  • Stephanie

    I call her a real life Mary Poppins. I am a new mother to twins and am recovering from a c-section. Sejal came in and helped restore order and calm to our household. She cooked and washed the mountain of bottles. She allowed me to rest and snuggle with my babies. She changed diapers and did the laundry – baby and adult – and most importantly, she supported me in my journey. She always leaves the house better than when she arrives and is a real gift to any new (or expanding) family.

    • Hun Lee

      Sejal is a very special doula. I only wish I found her earlier. I’m picky about the energy that I bring to my house with my infant twin girls and a 3 yr old son. You can tell with her warmth, kindness, passion and expertise that supporting babies, mothers and families is her calling. She went above and beyond to get the resources and support I needed in regards to my twins’ tongue tie. Whenever she came, I was able to relax and take a nap and knew that my twins would be pampered and well taken care of. She was also amazing with my 3 year old. I haven’t heard him laugh so hard playing with Sejal since the twins arrived. We all love and appreciate her. She just made everything better. She also makes the most delicious homemade vegetarian Indian food!

  • Amanda Macindoe

    Sejal is a gifted postpartum doula. She found her perfect niche. She is kind, non-judgmental, and a true baby-whisperer. Also, her kindness makes you feel like she is an old friend that you have known for years coming to lend a hand. Plus, she is an amazing cook and full of baby knowledge. I hope you get to meet her!

    • Wonderful Testimonials…a true baby-whisperer…I’d be honored to explore the possibilities with you within our harmonious skills…I’m very grateful having met you! Love Suzie

  • Lea Villalaz

    As a new mother to twin boys, I have been so blessed to have Sejal support our family in our postpartum time. She takes great care of me, the babies, and the household. Plates of food and endless bottles of water just appear whenever she is around. She is wonderful at anticipating needs and asking how she can be of service. She took great care of my babies and allowed me time to rest and take care of myself. After getting the babies to sleep, she kept working – cooking and cleaning and talking with me about the challenges of being a new mother. She is a source of great comfort and knowledge and a very generous caregiver.

  • Lisa Elliott

    We have been so grateful for Sejal’s help! As soon as she walks through the door she leaps into action, first making sure that I’ve had breakfast, then cleaning up the kitchen. On her first day, she somehow managed to reorganize the plethora of bottle parts to give us more counter space than we’ve had in months. She’s worked the same magic on our linen closet, and she often comes up with creative solutions that have streamlined our lives. She is an incredible cook, making delicious meals out of the thin contents of our pantry. Sejal is very sweet and patient with our twins, and best of all I have had more time to enjoy them myself since she’s been around. She is skilled and knowledgable about topics ranging from healthy sleep to lactation, and her soothing nature often lifts my spirits when my confidence is sagging. Sejal will certainly make any family’s post-partum period more pleasant, healthy and organized!

  • Katie Rose Alexander

    Sejal is an amazing postpartum doula. She sees what needs to be done, and attends to it directly. In the early, blurry days after my twins were born Sejal would show up and before I knew what was happening the laundry would be running, food cooking, dishes done, and babies resting happily on my chest for skin to skin time. She encouraged and facilitated rest, massaged my shoulders and feet, prepared special foods to help with recovery from edema and blood loss. She is truly gifted with babies, and a pro at handling multiples. Her presence helped me feel more relaxed and at ease as I transitioned into being a mother of twins.

  • Hollie Palke

    I hired Sejal after receiving a recommendation from a friend. It was one of the best decisions I’ve made. When I brought Sejal into our home, we were struggling with fussy, reflux babies. We had seen several lactation consultants in addition to our pediatrician. We were tired, run down and looking for answers. After one visit with Sejal our babies were calmer and so were we. She brought new ideas, knowledge and expertise to the table. She taught us new techniques and tips for feeding, sleeping, etc. that really made a difference in the happiness of our twins. It was like night and day with how our babies responded. I felt like she was the one person who really listened to what I was saying and helped find solutions. As we continued to work with Sejal, she became one of the few people I trust to manage two babies at once. This has allowed me to get the rest I need to be a better mother and wife. Sejal is kind, encouraging and truly cares for her clients.

  • Eve

    We have been so grateful to have Sejal’s help in caring for us and our babies! She is such a wonderful presence in the house–things get clean and organized, food appears as if by magic. And the babies love her! But perhaps what I love most about having Sejal around is the breadth and depth of her knowledge: sleep, lactation, baby care, etc. I learn so much from her that I feel she makes me a better mother, even after she’s gone!

  • Leslie Edwards

    Sejal has been a HUGE help with my boy/girl twins! Having her over feels like I got to take the nurse home from the hospital! It is obvious how much she genuinely cares about me and the twins, and her extensive knowledge about newborns has been invaluable! Sejal arrives on-time and ready to help with babies or household chores. She works quickly, anticipates mine and the twins needs, takes initiative, gives me tips to care for two babies at once, and is a joy to be around. I recommend her for yourself or as a gift to someone expecting a baby.

  • Where do we even begin when it comes to how much we adore Sejal? She is one of the most amazing ladies we have ever met. I had a C-section and Sejal was our doula. Not only did I have my newborn but I had a four month old and a three year old. She helped us adjust in the transition of bringing our new baby home. She kept a very close eye on me during recovery time while working with our other two kiddos. She is a wealth of knowledge!! She adjusted quickly to our family dynamics just as if she was another member of the family. We HIGHLY recommend utilizing her skills during your recovery and transitions.

  • sun

    As blessed as I feel to be a new mother and as much I want to give I just don’t have the know how or experience yet. I have so many questions in a day and so much self doubt as to whether I’m doing this right and there’s only so much a google search will get me. I’ve been needing real interaction, emotional support and guidance. Finding someone like Sejal who is nurturing, knowledgeable, gentle and kind is such a gift. Moreoever she’s bright and just good company- which is a must. During a time while I still feel vulnerable and overprotective of my baby, Sejal has helped me put my guard down and helped me to really relaxand be taken care of in ways I didnt know I even needed. She holds my baby gently and lovingly and I know he’s in good hands. She’s taught me how to be a better mother in the short while I’ve known her and I can’t thank her enough for being a part of my life.

  • Kavindya

    I am a new mom and my life became very stressful after my baby was born due to a latching problem. My baby was not getting breast milk at all. I started to feel that I am failing to care of my baby and went looking for lactation help. I tried the help of both Legacy and Providence lactation and the tricks they gave me did not work at all. They tried to latch baby forcefully during the lactation consultation and the baby got really frustrated (from their side they have to rush things since, they got only 1 hour to fix issues). Finally, I decided to pump breast milk and do bottle feeding. Luckily, I started the bottle feeding at the right time and it prevented baby losing more than 10% of the birth weight.
    I started to believe bottle feeding was good enough since the baby was getting breast milk and gaining weight. I felt delivering a baby was way too easy compared to breast feeding (even though I had a vaginal delivery). I was feeding my baby every 2 to 3 hours. I warm the breast milk which was pumped previously and feed the baby using the bottle, burp her and make her sleep. Then I pump my breast milk and wash the pump accessories. By the time I finished pumping and cleaning, I have already hit the next cycle of feeding. As a result, I was exhausted and started to feel like a slave to the pump. While, I was going through this hassle one of my friends introduced Sejal to me. I never thought my baby will latch and drink milk directly from my breast ever. Sejal spent more than 3 hours with me and the baby on the 1st day and latched her successfully. I was surprised and at the same time happy to see baby getting milk directly from my breast. She came to my house couple of times and help me with latching. At the same time, I tried my best not to feed a using the bottle.
    Sejal also identified a lip and tongue-tie issue with my baby and directed me to Dr Gherri. I was so glad that we identified the issue early. Legacy lactation consultant also informed me regarding the lip-tie issue but not the tongue-tie. Providence lactation consultant did not recognize either of the issues. Sejal was kind enough to join with me for Dr Gherri appointment for the tongue and lip tie surgery. She also came to my house twice per day to perform after surgery exercises.
    The difference between Legacy/Providence lactation and Sejal was that Sejal did not rush things. She spent whatever the time new born needs and tried to fix issues. I have learned lot from Sejal (how to calm a baby, how to help baby to get rid of gas, infant massage, etc.). Currently, we have solved breast feeding issues and I am happily enjoying the motherhood. I am really glad that I accepted Sejal’s help. Sejal is a good friend and a life saver!

  • Josephine

    After having twins with an extended hospital stay, Sejal came to help our new babies get settled in. Even though I was not a first time mom, I still learned so much from Sejal’s perspective and she knew what would help me even more than I did! Snacks would appear without me asking, she provided wonderful infant massage education for the babies, and allowed me to relax and rest and enjoy the twins. She also provided great support and follow up on breast feeding. I felt taken care of and knew we were all in good hands.

  • LD

    I took an infant massage class with Sejal. She is truly gifted!! In addition to leading the group through the basics of massage, every sentence she uttered and action that she made while interacting with the babies in class was a tip on how to communicate even better with my babies. I wish I had hours to simply learn from her! Check out her blog posts for a glimpse!

  • Myka

    Sejal is a true baby whisperer! I only wish I would have known about her services while I was pregnant and in the early stages of postpartum. In the four week infant massage class I attended, Sejal covered head to toe relaxation massages that are beneficial for any child. However, I found these to be extremely valuable due to my baby’s low muscle tone. I will cherish these techniques as they add to nourishing the bond between my girl and I. Sejal is a gifted teacher whose is patient and concern for others shines through. It was my pleasure to meet such a incredible lady. Thank you!

    • skfichadia

      Thank you for the lovely testimonial Myka.

  • Oscar

    Let me start by saying this: I don’t know where my wife and I would be without Sejal. After having nursing issues, we called Sejal for her lactation services based on a recommendation from a friend. We didn’t know it at the time, but we were making a phone call to someone who would soon become a staple in the lives of our new family. Sejal came to our house many times during my son’s first 2 weeks to help him learn how to nurse properly – she’d stay for as long as possible and really took the time to explain what was working so that we could replicate her magic after she left. Even after we were in a decent feeding rhythm, she came over periodically to check in that our son was growing, staying healthy, and continuing to progress. After every lactation session, my wife and I would feel a sense of not only relief (because our baby ate like a champ), but gratitude for her to have shared her knowledge with us that day.

    Sejal is caring, loving and dedicated and has a special bond with our baby and family. My wife and I are now taking infant massage with her, which we (and our son) loves. She loves helping babies and their families, and it shows. Anyone who works with her is lucky to have her in their lives! She’s the best.

  • Oscar

    Let me start by saying this: I don’t know where my wife and I would be without Sejal. After having nursing issues, we called Sejal for her postpartum and lactation services based on a recommendation from a friend. We didn’t know it at the time, but we were making a phone call to someone who would soon become a staple in the lives of our new family. Sejal came to our house many timeswith her mentor Peggy during my son’s first 2 weeks to help him learn how to nurse properly – she’d stay for as long as possible and really took the time to explain what was working so that we could replicate her magic after she left. Even after we were in a decent feeding rhythm, she came over periodically to check in that our son was growing, staying healthy, and continuing to progress. After every lactation session with her mentor, my wife and I would feel a sense of not only relief (because our baby ate like a champ), but gratitude for her to have shared her knowledge with us that day.

    Sejal is caring, loving and dedicated and has a special bond with our baby and family. My wife and I are now taking infant massage class with her, which we (and our son) loves. She loves helping babies and their families, and it shows. Anyone who works with her is lucky to have her in their lives!

    She’s the best!

    • skfichadia

      Thank you for your kind words. It was a joy and a privilege to work with your family.

  • Hailey Rose

    Sejal is AMAZING at what she does. I cannot express my gratitude enough. I was lucky enough to have met her while I was pregnant (via Mom’s Group at Zenanna, go!) because soon as I had my baby last September I was in distress. Nursing was incredibly painful from the get go and Sejal correctly suspected a tongue-tie. She was over a lot the first couple weeks, often she called me first to check in on me and schedule a time to come over. She was not only a fountain of information and love, but connected me with a few people who were key players in helping to healing my daughters tongue-tie. I hold Sejal in the highest regard and recommend her to any and every new mom who is in need of some knowledgable love.
    Also, I highly recommend her infant massage class!

    • skfichadia

      Thank you for such a lovely review Hailey. I wish you all the best on your journey forward.

  • Jordan Bates

    We signed up to take infant massage with Sejal after hearing a recommendation from a friend. Not only was the class an amazing way for my son, husband and I to bond, but it was so much more. We learned some wonderful massage techniques that our boy loved (and still does). However, Sejal also offered words of encouragement, advice, help with tummy time and nursing, and made us feel so much better about those early months with the baby. We cant thank her enough for all the tools we gained by taking her class!

    • skfichadia

      Thank you for attending the infant massage class at Zenana. I loved having you and your baby in my class. I am happy to see the progress your baby is making.

  • I’m so thankful that we found Sejal! Our baby was early and had many challenges typical to a preemie. But, we didn’t know that! Finding Sejal and working with her on nursing tips as well as Tummy Time classes made an incredible difference for us. I have heard so many people say “oh, my baby just doesn’t like tummy time so we don’t force it” and I want to scream. We thought the same way, that our baby just didn’t like it. But really it was that he didn’t like how hard it was because he needed help. Sejal helped us understand what his challenges were and how to address them. Working with her meant that we were able to help our baby be even happier and healthier!

    • skfichadia

      Thank you for your sweet testimonial Amy, I loved working with your family and I am glad your baby is enjoying tummy time now.

    • skfichadia

      Thank you so much for taking the time to come to TummyTime Method classes. I am happy that your baby is progressing so well and is a TummyTime champ now.

  • Adriana Baer

    Thank you, Sejal! We loved our TummyTime class with Sejal. She is so, so kind to both parents and infants. My daughter learned so much and got stronger and healthier from working with Sejal and doing the exercises she shared. I can already see the difference in her digestion, respiratory system, neck strength, and engagement with the world around her! I wish I’d known Sejal early enough to have her come be our post-partum doula. She’s just the best!

    • skfichadia

      Many thanks to you and your lovely little cutie for braving the winter weather and making it to the class every time. I am happy she is doing well. I appreciate your kind comment.

  • Bee Stephie

    Sejal is the best tummy time teacher you can ever have. Her charisma and passion for babies and new moms is beyond imaginable. Her expertise is ever-growing and her support is beyond measure. I’ve learned so much from Sejal and she is so great to talk to and very encouraging. Without her, my baby would have never achieved the milestones to where he is today. I hope that the local communities will learn of Sejal and I know she is well-loved by many. As a new mom there are so many things to do and incorporate in the baby’s routine and for mom to adjust as well. Sejal makes tummy time and routines very possible with her magic touch. I appreciate her very much and know that you’re in good hands!

  • Meche Rios-Murphy

    We attended the infant massage class last month and it was amazing. Sejal helped us learn how to help our baby boy relax, get out some trapped gas, and practice rolling over for tummy time! We loved it so much that we added it to our nightly routine before bed. And the massage oil she makes for the babies is definitely our favorite. It keeps hands and baby nice and soft. As as aside, during the class baby boy wasnt latching very well (making lots of clicking sounds) and Sejal came over and helped me adjust my hold on him. The clicking stopped, I felt more comfortable, and he ate much more efficiently!

    Thank you Sejal for all your help!

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