Postpartum Doula Services
As a postpartum doula, it is my goal to help you adjust to the many changes and new challenges you may encounter with a new baby.It is my hope that when you have support, those challenges can feel less overwhelming, your confidence may be higher and your new family can bond and flourish. Some of the new changes and challenges could be:
• Recovery from childbirth
• Total responsibility for a tiny dependent newborn
• Emotional adjustment
• Mastery of infant feeding and care
• Understanding of and adjustment to the unique personality of your baby
• Household and nursery organization
The ways in which a birthing person, baby, partner and siblings make the transition to a new family unit have a long-term impact on their physical and emotional health. The postpartum doula fills a large gap in Postpartum aftercare, and is able to facilitate a smooth and rewarding transition.
Each family has different needs that may even change from day to day. It is important that communication remain open, as clients’ needs or priorities may change with time or experience. I as your postpartum doula, anticipate these changes and will be prepared to remain flexible in my role. Services that are often provided include:
• Breastfeeding support (referral to a lactation consultant if needed)
• Education on infant care including soothing and comfort skills
• Support for emotional and physical recovery after childbirth
• Spend time with baby so family will have time to peacefully rest
• Run small errands and light household care and organization
• Organize nursery for optimal infant care
• Shop for groceries and nutritious food preparation
• Offer a listening, non-judgmental ear
• Phone contact as needed
If I am being hired prior to your baby being born, I like to schedule a prenatal visit to meet you before we start working together. This is a time to get a feel for what you think you will be needing once baby has arrived, for me to give knowledge to any questions and also to get to know each other and your home so I can support you to the best of my ability when the time comes.
IF I am being hired after the baby is born, I like to come a half hour early to first shift to check in, hear about the birth and customize your care to what you are needing in that time.
Postpartum Doula Rates (Day):
Day time support: $40 - $50 an hour. Based on location and if multiples. Please reach out for inquiries!
**First initial interview or phone consultation is FREE**
Postpartum Doula Rates (Night):
Overnight support is when a Postpartum Doula comes to your home to support you through the night by caring for the baby while you are able to get some sleep. Your doula can support you with breastfeeding, by bringing the baby to you when needed or helping with bottle feeding and full care of baby through the night. Light food prep and help with laundry is also something offered and ocasionally asked for.
Hours that are typically supported are10pm - 6am, but different variations are available.
If you have any questions about this kind of support, please reach out on my contact page!
Overnight Support: $50 - $60 an hour. Based on location and if multiples. Please Reach out for inquiries!
Additional Services Of Support
**Everyone deserves the support they want and need through this time. Please reach out about sliding scale or payment plans**
Envisioning Your Postpartum:
4th Trimester Planning Support
$111 - 2 hour planning session
During this meeting we will be able to discuss the vision you have for your early postpartum journey and beyond.
This will be a time to ask any questions, get clarity on the different options and modalities of 4th trimester care and settle into the reality that a new little being will be joining you soon.
Lets drop in and get deep.
We will go over and process many of the different emotions and scenarios that have been already or can come up after this big transition into parents as well as connect over what the journey has been like for you thus far.
I will also be able to offer any resources I may have to support you in enjoying or dropping into the last weeks in awaiting your baby's arrival.
Nursery Bedroom or Kitchen Organization:
$70 an hr or $400 for the day (9am - 4pm)
(supply shopping not included)
Do you have tons of new baby stuff and don't know what to do with it? Has your bedroom or kitchen lost its organization since baby came? Do you need to go through old clothes and restock your closet? Let me help you!
I like to come into my clients homes and help them find ways to best use their space and have every day needs readily accessible. I can help you utalize supplies you already have, or go shopping for you to find the best solution for the project at hand.
All in all, I love to bring ease and peace to your home in a time of big transition.
Reach out to talk about what kind of magic we can make together!
Nutritious Postpartum Meal Prep:
$333 for customized food preparation and delivery:
3 days of nourishment
(food shopping included)
Add on postpartum meal prep to any service, surprise a dear friend, or book all on its own.
With this service you will get a delivery of nutritious food inspired by Ayurvedic, one of many, traditions of keeping the new birthing parent warm with nourishing foods for optimal healing. This delivery will include 3 days worth of meals, snacks and teas. This service can also include prepping food for you and the rest of your family in your home so you can spend more time bonding and less time worrying about what to cook for your meals.
Please reach out with any questions you may have!
One on One Virtual Doula Support:
30 Minute Connection Session: $50
60 Minute Connection Session: $90
First, I want to honor you for seeking out the support you so very much deserve. Maybe you are needing to process your birth and talk to someone who understands the labor and birth process...Maybe you are going through a rough patch with sleep and needing a listening and non judmental or biased ear. Or maybe some big postpartum feelings or changes are happening and you need them normalized or would like to be seen exactly where and how you are.
Let me hold your hand virtually and hold a safe space for you to share and ask. Together we can process, connect or even make a plan for a next step for you and your family, customized to your needs in this moment in time.