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.

Consultation (Free)

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 

  • Siblings transition

  • Meal planning and preparation

  • Community resources and referrals

  • Unlimited phone and email support

 

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Overnight 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 - $35/hr (6:00am - 7:00pm)

Night time support - $40/hr (7:00pm - 6:00am)

Virtual sessions (Zoom) - $30/hr (6:00am - 10:00pm)

Day-time shifts are a minimum of 2 hours. Overnight shifts are a minimum of 2 hours, and a maximum of 8 hours.    

Welcome Home Package - $245

This package includes two 4-hour day-time visits during the first week of being home from the hospital, birthing center, or first week after your homebirth. Type of support that might be needed during the first week:

  • run last minute errands to get needed supplies

  • finish setting up your home

  • breast feeding or bottle feeding support

  • maternal postpartum recovery support

  • early newborn care and education

  • meal preparation

Shifts must be arranged and paid in advance. Please call or email me when labor or induction begins.

Gift Certificates

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 all parents. This is why we usually have an initial consultation, which is an opportunity for the two parts to get to know each other. For this reason, I believe Gift Certificates are a great gift for parents who:

  • need to add more hours with their current doula

  • already had an initial consultation with the doula and the relationship has been established 

If you are considering purchasing a Gift Certificate for someone who is expecting or just had a baby, please don't hesitate to call me or send me an email to inquire about the process or my services.

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Seattle Gentle Beginnings follows CDC guidelines during all services 
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