Postpartum Doula Services
The transition to parenthood is a deeply personal experience and each parent-to-be has her/his own set of hopes and expectations. My goal is to support and guide parents in their journey in becoming strong, competent, capable mothers and fathers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.
During this first meeting we will have an initial chat about what your needs and goals are and how I can help. We will go over what to expect during our time working together and go over the contract. This can take place at your house or we can meet at your favorite coffee shop in town. If hired prenatally, I do offer a free prenatal visit.
Areas of Support:
Maternal postpartum recovery and care
Emotional and physical support, including PMADs
Newborn education and care
Newborn feeding support (breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, pumping, weaning)
Nutrition coaching for the nursing mother
Newborn sleep coaching and safety
Understanding newborn cues and behaviors
Meal planning and preparation
Community resources and referrals
Unlimited phone and email support
Overnight care and support is particularly helpful when the mother has had a cesarean section, a difficult pregnancy or birth experience, sleep challenges, or when one or both parents are returning to work.
Fees and Scheduling
Day time support - $40/hr (6:00am - 7:00pm)
Night time support - $50/hr (7:00pm - 6:00am)
Day-time shifts are a minimum of 2 hours. Overnight shifts are a minimum of 2 hours, and a maximum of 8 hours.
Can you imagine any better gift than donating someone the help they need to have a great birth or postpartum experience?
The relationship between the doula and the parents is an extremely personal one, and not all doulas can offer what is needed or are a perfect match for parents. This is why we usually have an initial consultation, which is a great opportunity for the two parts to get to know each other. Gift Certificates are a great gift for parents who:
need to add more hours with their current doula
already had an initial consultation and the relationship has been established
If you are considering purchasing a Gift Certificate for someone, please don't hesitate to call me or send me an email to inquire about the process.