Monique's interest in mothers and babies began when she was a Registered Nurse in both the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Postpartum Unit. After retiring she realized that her passion lies in working more intimately with moms, babies, and families in the comfort of their own homes. 

It's about connection, support, and caring.

Monique is a certified Postpartum Doula and Lactation Educator through CAPPA International.

Coaching for you and your family

A break from 24/7 baby care

Help to get the rest and nutrition you need

The mother of two, grandmother of seven, and great grandmother of two little people, Carolyn knows that babies are her great joy.  As a former teacher and professor, she enjoys working with new mothers and helping them care for their infants.

Teaching “baby skills” is very rewarding to her. In addition to advising new moms and showing them techniques to make baby care easier, she helps parents cope with their new baby in those first weeks. 
She loves singing to babies as she rocks and cuddles them off to sleep, letting moms get the rest they need after the birth.

What do postpartum Doulas do?


As postpartum doulas (women caregivers), our goal is to provide new mothers and babies with the comfort, guidance, and one-on-one attention so necessary for a smooth transition from pregnancy and birth to parenthood.  We help to reduce the severity and length of an overwhelming sadness. 

Monique Kundrat, Carolyn Matthiasson and Nelly Willis are all Certified Postpartum Doulas and Breastfeeding Counselors.  Asa Lader is our one Certified Postpartum Doula also holding an IBCLC, which stands for Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant.  

Instead of your continuing to feel depressed, so very sleep-deprived,  and repeatedly worried, our Heartsounds doulas offer you:   



Help learning your infant's cues and temperament


Your Heartsounds doulas

More about Nelly Willis - our newest doula -  coming soon!

Asa's (pronounced with the long "O" sound followed by "sah") experiences of being a Registered Nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for nearly six years, getting her DONA certification as a Birth Doula and CAPPA certification as a Childbirth Educator, plus her certification as an IBCLC  (a specialist in the field of lactation), complement Asa finishing her practicum as a Postpartum Doula thru DONA.  She is qualified to support and reassure new moms.  

Both Asa's enthusiasm and passion for being a doula make her a great addition to our specialized group.