postpartum doula services

Before the birth of your baby/babies

  • 2-3 hour consultation in your home before baby or babies are born
  • Answer any questions coming up
  • Help you create your postpartum doula care package
  • Get to know you and your individual values as parents
  • Learn your individual needs for adjusting and coping postpartum
  • Offer any resources that may be needed or helpful
  • Simply help you feel prepared to welcome your new addition(s) into your life

Daytime postpartum doula support

  • Help you build confidence in your ability to care for your child; teaching basics of infant care such as bathing, clothing, diapering (cloth or disposable), cord care, baby soothing techniques and feeding
  • Support birthing persons physical healing after birth (vaginal or surgical birth)
  • Lactation support (if applicable), including pumping
  • Help you to organize areas for infant care
  • Help family/sibling(s) adjust (even pets!)
  • Non-judgmental emotional support and validation of this tender adjustment
  • Hold baby/babies while you sleep, shower, bathe, get some fresh air, or just relax
  • Run any errands needed
  • Light housekeeping such as changing bedding, preparing meals, washing dishes, doing laundry etc.
  • Help you and your family understand perinatal mental health and offer any resources needed
  • Help you and your family find community support resources
  • Support for parenting a baby with special needs
  • Minimum of 4 hours in a shift
  • Maximum of 8 hours in a shift

Overnight Postpartum Doula Support

  • Help you build confidence in your own ability to parent your baby/babies through the night
  • Support you during night-time nursing (if applicable)
  • Bottle feed baby so you can sleep
  • Offer emotional support and guidance
  • Help keep you nourished and hydrated while you feed/parent your baby
  • Minimum of 8 hours in a shift
  • Maximum of 10 hours in a shift

Investment

Daytime postpartum doula services:  $35/hr A la cart OR $30/hr for packages over 16 hours (ie: 4, 4-hour dayshifts)

Overnight postpartum doula services: $40/hr A la cart OR $35/hr for packages over 24 hours (ie: 3, 8-hour nightshifts)

Birth doula clients receive $10/hr off all postpartum services.

All services are customized to address the unique needs of each parent/baby/family.  I work with twins at no additional cost.