Elise McNamara

postpartum doula

Newborn Care Specialist




Elise McNamara is a Postpartum Doula & Newborn Care Specialist. After working as a Professional Nanny for seven years, she gave birth to her first son and quickly realized how invaluable guidance, help, and knowledgable support were during the beginning period of his life. At that point, she decided that she would put her studies in Early Childhood Education to good use and pursue a full-time career as an NCS and Postpartum Doula. Her passion for supporting both new and experienced parents led her to take additional trainings in breastfeeding support and baby wearing.

Elise believes that healthy attachment and closeness are crucial to infant development but that feeding choices and conditioning healthy sleep habits from the start do not interfere. She believes that parents should feel confident and secure in their choices, and prides herself in providing well-rounded, unbiased education and hands-on guidance so that new parents feel empowered in their skills. She enjoys educating families on helpful products as well as natural alternatives to mainstream products.

In her spare time Elise enjoys being a mama to son, Declan, with baby number 2 on the way. She loves researching and implementing healthy & natural living options for her own family and exploring the beauty of Orange County.