I am Brandi Kulikov and working with expecting families and new babies is my ultimate life passion! I live in the Santa Ynez Valley with my husband, two school-aged children and my new baby due in October 2017. I am a CAPPA Certified Labor Doula, CAPPA Certified Postpartum Doula, CAPPA Prenatal Fitness Educator (in-training), and a Certified HUG Your Baby Parent Educator. I genuinely love working with families of all dynamics and have experience providing services for same-sex couples, surrogacy situations, cesarean deliveries, homeless mothers, high-risk/premature babies, and twins. I specialize in providing overnight care, teaching child development parent courses, and working with high-risk infants upon release from the NICU.
I am currently a doctoral student working toward a degree in Infant and Early Childhood Development- Mental Health and Developmental Disorders, and have past experience working with expecting teens as a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern. I’m affectionately known as “The Baby Lady” in Southern Santa Barbara County! I am truly honored to have been given this nickname by all of the wonderful families I have supported.
I am open to supporting all families and all types of birth. My personally philosophy is that “there is a doula for every family and a family for every doula”! This pregnancy, delivery, and parenting experience is yours and I am happy to support you on your journey, regardless of what path you choose and without judgement.