Postpartum Doula Services
What is a Postpartum Doula?
A postpartum doula is a professional support person who is trained to help not only the baby, but the family as well, in the days or months after birth. As your postpartum doula I will provide evidenced based information on things such as infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, mother–baby bonding, infant soothing, basic newborn care, and more. I am there to help your new family in those first days and weeks after bringing home your new baby.
Happy Mother Happy Baby
Building on the mother’s existing knowledge and plans for parenting, I will look for opportunities to share my own tricks of the trade. Pointing out Baby’s feeding and sleep cues, for example, is a way in which I can offer simple information that empowers the new mother and makes life easier. By swiftly changing a diaper or two and burping baby with ease I will share my knowledge with you. I will help mother the new mother, nurturing her so she can nurture her precious new baby.
Visits usually last about 4 hours and start by talking with the couple to identify the areas that need attention. In the early weeks, it’s mostly centered around the mother’s recovery and breastfeeding while the later weeks include outings and taking care of household responsibilities.
Support and assistance with breastfeeding and/or bottle-feeding.
Helping you and your partner understand your baby’s cues.
Soothing the baby – helping with gassy and colicky baby and offering coping techniques.
Demonstration on newborn care, such as diapering, bathing, trimming nails and swaddling.
Assisting with the care of older siblings and helping them adjust to the new family member.
Light housekeeping such as dishes and laundry.
Running errands and grocery shopping.
Small meal preparation for the mother and family members.
Organization of the home and nursery.
Care for baby when the mother and her partner want to shower, nap, or spend some special time with their other children or with each other.
Offering support in the mother’s physical recovery after childbirth.
Helping the mother process the birth experience.
Parents of multiples find this “extra set of hands” particularly helpful.
The Rates for My Postpartum Doula Services
$25 per hour 9AM - 9PM
$40 per hour 9PM - 9AM
With a minimum of 2 contracted hours.