What parents say about me
“Ilana has supported us since the very beginning of our parenthood journey in the most delicate, dedicated and most of all, non judgemental way possible. We honestly cannot imagine these first few months without her support and guidance. Knowledge is power, but an even stronger power when it comes to new parents is compassion and empathy, and Ilana has that power by all means! Whoever will have her by their side during this crazy emotional rollercoaster will be very very lucky. ”
“As a new, single mom, Ilana helped me like an angel in disguise. She answered every one of my questions patiently with great knowledge and experience. She guided me with patience and empathy. I received tips and tools as to how to care for my baby who cried nonstop. Ilana taught me how to calm her, hold her and help with digestion and gas. She helped me breastfeed properly as well as how to feed from a bottle. The things she has taught me, I still use today. Thank you, Ilana, for your support and confidence in me that you gave so wholeheartedly. Thank you for everything.”
"We’re parents for the second time, and yet it’s still not easy. We don’t remember everything and are not always sure what to do, especially when the second child is so different from our first. When Ilana came the first thing she did was listen and get to know us, our hopes and fears. And then she gave us advice that was tailored specifically to us. Practical tools we could use from day one, which is exactly what we needed. Long after our sessions came to an end, she continued to express interest in us and our children and was always there to listen to our frustrations and give words of encouragement. We highly recommend her! She’s exactly what parents need during that scary moment of – we gave birth, now what???"
"The wonderful Ilana sat with us in our living room as we spoke about all that is to come; about our concerns, physical and emotional changes in our relationship after birth, and of course the practical how-to of how to care for our newborn. This is a conversation/process that I highly recommend for every expectant mother and couple to do prior to birth and in real time after it. Thank you!"
"We wanted to thank you for the focused process we went through together. Every time you entered our home with a big smile, we already felt calmer. Your kindness, patience and sensitivity are exceptional. We feel lucky to have had you accompany us and Rani during the first months of his life. You’ve truly helped us and contributed so much. You’re amazing! Thank you!"
"HIGHLY recommend Ilana for mommas and mommas to be. Even with baby #2 Ilana provided valuable insight, guidance and reminders to me and my partner. Having her support and check ins were really helpful in the postpartum weeks!"
"I was on my second maternity leave when a friend told me about Ilana and recommended that I meet with her. I didn’t really think I needed it, as it’s my second child and he was already two months old, but hey, visits from someone with experience who will come to my home and the recommendation came from someone I trust so I decided to give it a go. What can I say? I got really lucky! First of all, because Ilana is incredibly professional. Beyond that, I really enjoyed our sessions. I waited for them every week and was saddened when they were over. Yuvali enjoyed our time together as well and I learned a lot too! How to use a baby cloth carrier that never worked out with my first child, understanding wake windows, how to calm a crying baby and what good sleeping habits are. She even helped me organize my toys and understand which are appropriate for which stage and what they’re purpose is. She answered every question I could think of, and I had a bunch! Ilana is professional, pleasant and truly caring. I highly recommend sessions with her, whether it be your first or second child, as I’m sure Ilana will have what to contribute and no less important – quality time in a fun, supportive and positive atmosphere. "
"It is impossible to describe how much you’ve taught us, refreshed our memory and even brought completely new information to the table even though this is our second birth!! If only we would have known you before our first birth, we have no doubt that you would have saved us endless days of uncertainty and we would have been much better prepared. But better late than never and for that we thank you. We also want to thank you for the amazing sessions we had with you, we learned so much. You are so accurate and proficient in all matters related to childbirth and parenting. Each session was so pleasant and orderly, you’re exceptionally organized and thanks to you we were able to implement what you taught us as you instilled us with the confidence we needed. We arrived much better prepared to our birth, and the birth itself was a more positive experience. Thank you for your explanations and help to prepare me for breastfeeding that, unlike with my first child, thanks to you was possible this time around (a dream come true!). My maternity leave was more easy going, and not just because it’s my second child, but thanks to your preparation and positive state of mind. Your sessions include exactly what every young couple need on this journey, before birth and for the 1st year. And the best part? You’re a truly wonderful human being. Patient, caring, understanding, supportive. You’re like a really good friend who knows exactly what to say and when to give a hug. We always knew and felt that you truly care, are there for us and continue to be. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
"I highly recommend Ilana!! Ilana is full of knowledge and sensitivity and has been accompanying us since our daughter has been 6 weeks old (in retrospect I’m sorry I didn’t know her prior to my birth). She explained everything with patience and warmth, and gave us lots of great tips to help us feel confident as new parents, making our lives so much easier. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"