Postpartum Doula

Even for the most experienced parents, bringing home a new baby means changing routines, dividing time, and just trying to figure out how to juggle it all. This is where a postpartum doula can be just a huge help. If you had a cesarean delivery or any other birth complications, a postpartum doula can carry the load to help your recovery.

WHAT DOES A POSTPARTUM DOULA DO?

As a postpartum doula I provide a comforting, non-judgmental presence, and an experienced pair of hands that support you and your little one in practical ways.

I would love to:

  • Care for your baby so you can get the essential rest you need

  • Help with any practical tasks/concerns you have such as guidance on newborn care and breast or bottle-feeding support

  • Be an impartial soundboard

  • Support you holistically (mind, body and soul)

  • Provide information, referrals and guidance

  • Reassure you to trust in your ability

  • Take good care of you so you can be more confident as a parent

You are already doing an incredible job. Let me provide the physical, emotional and mental respite you need to be stronger, healthier and even more present for your newborn.

Why Hire A Postpartum Doula?

I am glad you asked. Becoming a parent is a remarkable accomplishment, though the days following childbirth can be deeply intense. The scope of experience and support I offer promotes a smoother, more natural adjustment to your newest family member. You may be welcoming your firstborn or your last; you may only want light assistance or something more involved. You may even have close family members who mean well but aren’t always helpful. I listen, understand and do. From the first day you bring your baby home, I attend to your particular needs and work dedicatedly to see you and your little one thrive.

Not all parents have heard of a postpartum doula. You may have just discovered me and your newborn may already be a few weeks old. That’s perfectly fine. I work with parents throughout the fourth trimester. If you would like:

  • A little current wisdom on how to care for your baby

  • Time to sleep or look after yourself

  • Trusted answers to questions such as how do I know if they are getting enough to eat? What is that rash or what does that sound they make mean? Why can’t they sleep?

  • Reassurance that the ups and downs of your day are normal, and so on

Then email me for a free 30-minute consult to meet and find out more.

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DAYTIME CARE

{6 HOUR SHIFT MINIMUM}

As your postpartum doulas, we will provide emotional support, infant care and education, maternal postpartum recovery and breastfeeding support, light household support (dishes, laundry, etc.), meal preparation, errands, sibling care, community resources and referrals, specialized support for postpartum mood disorders, and practical assistance with multiples and preemies.

OVERNIGHT CARE

{8 HOUR SHIFT MINIMUM}

Overnight care includes all infant care, and maternal and breastfeeding support. The function of overnight care is for new parents to feel confident that their baby is in competent hands so that they can get a substantial stretch of sleep.  Overnight care is particularly helpful when the mother has had a cesarean section, a difficult pregnancy or birth experience, maternal physical or mental health concerns, maternal or infant sleep challenges, newborn adoption, one parent is absent, or when one or both parents are returning to work.  We also support families with older babies navigating nighttime sleep issues and help with sleep coaching.