Imagine a doula and all-around parenthood guide who considers helping mothers more than just a career. That’s the key to Veronica Hinojosa-Stang, the force behind Baby Nurse and Doula Services. Veronica has fourteen years of experience working with newborns, infants, twins, surrogates, and adopted babies. Her passion for teaching parents and for being a part of each baby’s arrival into the world sets her apart—in fact, it’s why she was your Totally Awesome pick for best midwife & doula in the Los Angeles area!
Veronica recently took the time to chat with us about what makes her services so awesome, how she balanced single motherhood with work and school, and more. Read on:
Red Tricycle: Congratulations on being voted “Most Awesome” by your community! What do you think your customers value most about your business?
Veronica Hinojosa-Stang: I’m proud to say that I founded my business on strong pillars that support my vision of making primipara (first time) mothers excel at taking care of what’s the most important part of their life, their babies. Parents promptly recognize my attributes and witness that I put their bundles of joy as my number one concern and priority. They also value the promptness in which I address their needs and how effective I am in my field of expertise. They refer to me as a “suitcase full of tools” due to the extensive training and qualifications I possess which ensure the well-being of the baby and of the mom, as well—especially post-delivery. Parents also appreciate the flexibility of my services and how they are tailored according to their needs. These are the reasons why my business is prosperous and awesome.
RT: What inspired you to start your business?
V H-S: As a single mother, I fused the struggles I overcame, such as balancing college and taking care of my son, with the tremendous love I possess for him and turned motherhood into the most wonderful chapter of my life. Being an education major, I wanted to teach and share this wonderful gift of parenthood with anyone that desires to make of it a wonderful and rewarding journey. Every single individual has a given talent and mine is to guide couples into the new parenthood chapter of life.
RT: Any advice for new business owners just getting started?
V H-S: My only advice to future entrepreneurs is to be passionate and love what you do because if that’s the case you’ll always be eager to gain more knowledge. That’s what will make you stand out from the others. You’ll always have room for improvement and if you recognize that and take joy in it, you’ll be the best at what you do. That’s what success means to me.
RT: Can you give us one tip for balancing entrepreneurship with parenthood?
V H-S: Balancing work and family time is challenging since I’m always on the go—nonetheless, the key is to take some time out of your day to spend with your children and converse. Essentially, you need to find balance between both so that your life runs smoothly and happy.
RT: What is your proudest moment as a business owner or parent?
V H-S: As a business owner my proudest moment is when I’m able to improve the life of each family I work with; I love giving them new tools that will help them live a better life as a parent. As a single parent my proudest moment is seeing my son have the leadership skills to make wise decisions, understand the importance of an education, and strive for the best.
RT: Is there a special offer you’d like to include for Red Tricycle readers?
V H-S: I would like to invite moms reading this to begin their journey of motherhood with me by their side and give them the opportunity to guide them through the most wonderful chapter of their life. I will ensure that you as a mother will have the essential tools and knowledge to care for your offspring. I would like to offer the first night of my services free of charge so that you can see for yourself how awesome my services are.