Postpartum Doula Services
$35 per hour/ days and overnights
What are the benefits of having a postpartum doula?
- Increased confidence in parenting skills.
- Increased parent-infant bonding time.
- Greater success in parent adaptation to their new role.
- Possible shorter recovery time
- Increased knowledge of baby's needs and behavior.
- Increased success and duration of breastfeeding.
- Reduced risk of postpartum depression.
- Less exhaustion, stress, and frustration in the early weeks.
Our postpartum doulas are here to assist you in having your easiest and best breastfeeding experience. Sometimes, some extra guidance and trouble shooting is needed, so that what may seem complicated at first can become second nature with practice. For moms with painful nipples or experiencing less than optimal latches, a little bit of assistance and reassurance in the beginning can make all the difference. A postpartum doula's caring and gentle approach helps new moms to relax, addresses their issues and concerns, and helps them feel completely supported throughout the session, facilitating confidence in their abilities to feed their babies.
Overnight Sleep Relief
Need a good nights sleep? Having a new baby can be exhausting. You have been encouraged to 'sleep when the baby sleeps', but that isn't too helpful when your sweet baby is awake all night. We understand that sleep is essential for postpartum healing and mood stabilization. We offer overnight sleep relief so that you can rest easy knowing your baby is in experienced and loving hands.
Postpartum Support may include:
Lactation support: assistance with breastfeeding or bottle feeding
Newborn Care: diapering, bathing, burping, swaddling, holding
Newborn observation: states, cues & reflexes
Preparation of nutritious snacks for mother/partner
Sling/Moby wrap/baby wearing techniques
Attachment Parenting techniques
Baby soothing techniques
Assistance with healthy meal preparation
Support with sibling care and integration to the new family dynamic
Errand running (groceries, baby/mommy recovery related pick ups)
Emotional encouragement and support
Newborn Care Demonstration
Milk Storage and Pumping Information
Infant and toddler development information
Baby care while parents nap, bathe, eat with two hands
Advice on baby gear
Postpartum services are non-medical in nature. Support is tailored to meet your needs and visits can vary from just one time for a few hours to several times a week for up to 6 months postpartum.
Please contact us to schedule an appointment or to have any of your questions answered.