Through my postpartum doula services, I strive to help you adjust to your new normal, to the many changes and new challenges that come after the birth of your baby. I hope that when you have support, education, and care those challenges will feel less overwhelming and your confidence will grow, allowing your new family to bond and flourish.
What to expect:
As a postpartum doula my first priority is to insure that the parent who has just given birth feels rested, relaxed, and confident. In addition, I offer the family the needed assistance with feeding and nurturing the baby. I aim to bring lots of love to the new family and try to lighten the load that new parents inevitably feel. I serve all family types, and while the services I provide will vary from client to client, my typical postpartum services include:
- Infant feeding support and instruction
- Non-judgmental emotional support and guidance
- Day and overnight (as available) care
- Baby soothing skills
- Newborn care
- Light meal/snack preparation
- Light housekeeping/home organization
- Referrals to local resources
I offer a complimentary meet and greet visit to see if we might be a good fit. Once my services have been retained, I provide an in-home planning session to discuss your needs and to create a custom designed schedule of support. Daytime shifts are generally offered in 4-hour blocks (at $40/hour) so that I can best offer you the support you need and facilitate your rest. Overnights (as available) are booked in 8 or 9-hour blocks and are $45/hour.