Postpartum Doula Care

WHAT IS A POSTPARTUM DOU·LA?

A Postpartum Doula is a trained professional who offers non-judgmental and nurturing support to help you transition from pregnancy and postpartum to parenthood. I offer a comprehensive package with the goal of helping facilitate a lasting bond between both the parent(s) and baby. My role is to help you feel confident in your parenting for long-term success.

WHAT THIS INCLUDES:

  • Assistance with organizing offers of help from friends and family to create a structured flow of help and maximize support.
  • Babywearing assistance, education and demonstration
  • Care for baby(ies) when parent(s) want to shower, spend time with other children, etc.
  • Diapering and baby care
  • Development of a postpartum plan
  • Errands
  • Emotional & physical support
  • Hands-on assistance for infant and birthing parent care
  • Help create a quiet, relaxing environment
  • If lactating, position and latch help
  • Infant feeding, whether you plan to lactate, formula feed or a combination of both
  • Meal preparation & light household support (i.e. grocery shopping, laundry, etc.) so you can spend more quality time with baby.
  • Newborn care such as swaddling, soothing, baby wearing, cord care, bathing, etc.
  • Non-judgmental support and a listening ear
  • Organization of the home and laundry
  • Preparation of pump supplies and/or bottles
  • Processing of the birth experience
  • Referrals and evidence-based information & education when necessary
  • Screening for Postpartum Mood Disorders (PPMADs)
  • Sibling Care
  • Sleep support for both the parent(s) and baby
  • Understanding Baby Cues

FEE:

Daytime Support: $30/hr with a (6) hour minimum per week
Overnight Support: $38-$45/hr, 9pm-5am or 10pm-6am
this includes a complimentary consultation to discuss your potential needs