As a Postpartum Doula, my role is to support you the way you want to be supported. Each family is unique and my care will be tailored to your individual needs, desires and circumstances. Here are some examples of how I can help during the days, weeks and months following the birth of your baby!
Preparation of snacks and meals, providing the family with nourishing food.
Guidance and assistance with newborn care, such as diapering, bathing, swaddling and soothing.
Education on normal infant behavior and development.
Guidance on postpartum recovery and ways to facilitate healing.
Compassionate, non-judgmental support for new parents as they process the birth experience and adjust to life with a newborn.
Light housekeeping (washing dishes, laundry, etc.).
Caring for baby so that parents can take a nap, shower, eat, or just have some much needed time to themselves.
Breastfeeding and/or bottle feeding support. This includes helping to identify baby’s hunger cues, guidance on positioning and proper latch, paced bottle feeding, and recognizing when baby is getting enough milk.
Sibling care and integration. This may mean playing and reading with your older child while you bond with your new baby, or it may mean holding and soothing the baby so that you can connect with your older child.
Guidance on babywearing
Errands (i.e. grocery store) to help keep the household running smoothly while the family has a chance to bond with the new baby.
Support via phone and email throughout the period of care.
Resources and referrals whenever appropriate or necessary.
I am currently offering doula services between 7am and 7pm. Shifts are typically 3-5 hours and can be scheduled at your convenience once your baby has arrived. A free, in-home consultation is available to any family that is interested in learning more about the many ways in which a postpartum doula can help!
My rate is $25/hour, and I offer a 10% discount for pre-paid packages of 18 hours or more.
Gift Certificates are available for those who want to offer a thoughtful and practical gift to a friend, family member, or co-worker!
I truly believe that every family deserves the support and encouragement that a postpartum doula can provide. If you are interested in receiving my support, but are unable to pay the standard hourly rate, please contact me. I would love to find a solution that works for both of us!