Our Doulas

Michell Adelson

Michell is a Postpartum Certified Doula, a Certified Lactation Counselor, and a Certified Educator of Infant Massage. She loves being able to help parents adjust to life with a newborn, whether it’s information about baby care, meal preparation, or help with siblings. She can give you information about breastfeeding or bottle feeding. She can do light household cleaning and baby laundry. You’ll be able to relax, rest with your baby, and recover from childbirth.

Parents are confronted with a wide range of information about baby care and feeding. Getting to know and understand your baby will help you decide what makes sense to you. One way to do this is by massaging your baby. The close eye-to-eye and skin-to-skin contact through infant massage allows you to get to know your child’s temperament, help soothe your baby, and enhance the bond between you. See Michell’s website for information about infant massage classes.

Michell was raised in Indiana. The women in her family were avid knitters. And so, she is too. She graduated from the California College of Arts and Crafts with a degree in textile arts. She moved with her husband to San Diego in 1991. She loves walking, reading, knitting and spending time with their two children.

As one of her clients wrote: “The most amazing part about Michell’s visits, however, was the way in which she seemed to be able to ‘charm’ my daughter. She has a way about her that is gentle, soothing, caring, soft and safe. And my daughter must have felt the same way, because there was never a time that Michell couldn’t soothe her and put her to sleep when I was too frustrated or tired to be able to do it myself”.


 Prefers to work days
 Is available for travel
 Is willing to work on holidays

Michell has experience with: 

Breastfeeding Education
Sibling Integration
Cooking / Meal Preparation
Working with Surrogate Familes
Postpartum Mood Disorders

Michell also offers:

Breastfeeding Education
Bottle Feeding Education
Infant massage classes

Please inquire directly with Michell for her rates.

Contact Information:
(858) 775-5442

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