POSTPARTUM DOULA CARE | CUSTOMIZED FOR YOUR FAMILY

Love, trust, connection, learning … and the dishes.

There is so much pressure on parents not to miss a beat after our babies are born, even though there is a great need for recovery and bonding time for the whole family. I can help you to slow down and take the time you need as new parents while ensuring that everyone in the family is cared for and that other important tasks get done.

my role as your postpartum doula:

Postpartum doula care is distinct from nanny or night nurse help in that I support the wellbeing of your whole family--bodies, hearts and minds.

  • 1 I don’t offer one-size-fits-all advice. I provide both a listening ear and personalized guidance for the varied and unpredictable challenges of new parenthood.
  • 2 I will support your parenting choices and offer information based on research rather than just personal opinion or how I did it as a parent.
  • 3 While I am a professional, I also form a deep and caring bond with the parents and children I work with. This helps me to fit into your household, support your relationships, and understand your priorities.
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You will especially love postpartum doula services if you are:
  • Caring for a newborn for the first time
  • Caring for multiple children
  • Feeling overwhelmed by conflicting advice
  • Concerned about how becoming parents will impact your relationship
  • Recovering from a surgical birth (C-section)
  • Especially sensitive to lack of sleep
  • Living far away from family and friends
  • Not bouncing back from birth the way you had hoped (physically or emotionally)
  • Encountering breastfeeding problems
  • Bringing a baby home from the NICU
  • Single parenting, or with a partner who won’t have much time off of work
  • Feeling like parenting isn’t what you expected.
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You and I will be a great fit for postpartum services if:
  • You want to trust your instincts and you want up-to-date, research-based guidance for infant care, attachment, sibling adjustment and the emotional challenges of parenting.
  • You think it’s natural for parents to need support and you want to build your team, ie, you know that it “takes a village.” This is something a lot of us learn the hard way…
  • You have been around the block already once or twice with bringing babies home and know how hard it can be.
  • You are a new parent who wants to gain confidence without being overwhelmed by conflicting advice from the internet and well-meaning family and friends.

body.

Nurturing care & guidance.

  • Physically recover from birth and adjust to the changes in your body
  • Enjoy meal preparation that allows you to rest, recover and enjoy family bonding time

heart.

Space & time for all the feels.

  • Bond with your newborn
  • Keep connected to older children as they adjust
  • Process all of the changes happening in you, your body and your relationships

mind.

Minimizing the overwhelm.

  • Get accurate, up to date information
  • Connect to the resources you need and want
  • Take light housework and errands off your to-do list

baby.

Confidence and connection.

  • Begin newborn feeding with support for whatever you decide is best for you and your baby
  • Build newborn care and soothing skills
  • Understand newborn sleep

Nurturing care & guidance.

  • Physically recover from birth and adjust to the changes in your body
  • Enjoy meal preparation that allows you to rest, recover and enjoy family bonding time

Space and time for all the feels.

  • Bond with your newborn
  • Keep connected to older children as they adjust
  • Process all of the changes happening in you, your body and your relationships

Minimizing the overwhelm.

  • Get accurate, up to date information
  • Connect to the resources you need and want
  • Take light housework and errands off your to-do list

Gaining confidence and connection.

  • Begin newborn feeding with support for whatever you decide is best for you and your baby
  • Build newborn care and soothing skills
  • Understand newborn sleep

THE PARENT PERSPECTIVE

For anyone who has ever cared for a newborn, the question of whether it’s valuable to have someone else there to help is pretty much a no-brainer! On top of that, research also shows impressive benefits to postpartum support. Of course, the wisest words of all come from those who have been there >>

THE RESEARCH

shows these benefits to postpartum doula support:

  • Increased confidence
  • Greater breastfeeding success
  • Less postpartum depression
  • Reduced instances of abuse

AS A POSTPARTUM DOULA, I BUILD PARENTS'CONFIDENCE by helping them understand and respond to the needs of their individual babies, while providing the day-to-day support which parents and siblings need. Choose the package that's right for you:

The Whole Family Care and Six Week packages include the option to purchase additional 2-week packages at 10% savings, if my availability allows.

Premium

Postpartum Package
WHOLE FAMILY CARE

INVESTMENT:

$5000

Continuity of care from pregnancy through your birth and the postpartum period.

  • 100 hours of daytime postpartum doula support in the first 12 weeks
  • In-depth pre-birth planning meeting with strategies and resources
  • Pre-birth email and phone availability
  • One postpartum herbal bath
  • One in-person check-in during the month following conclusion of postpartum visits
  • Custom packages available

most popular!

Six Week Postpartum Package
FIND YOUR FOOTING

INVESTMENT:

$2800

While you and your family adjust to your “new normal.”

  • 60 hours of daytime postpartum doula support in the first six weeks
  • Hours may be spread evenly over the 6 weeks, or with more at the start, and then tapering down toward the end.
  • One postpartum herbal bath
  • One phone check-in during the month following conclusion of postpartum visits
  • We can also customize a package for you!

Basic

Postpartum Package
YOUR SOFT LANDING

INVESTMENT:

$750 (16 hours)

$1,700 (36 hours)

For your first days or weeks home with baby.

  • 36 hours of daytime postpartum doula support in the first three weeks
  • Phone and email support through 6 weeks postpartum or…
  • 16 hours of daytime postpartum doula support in the first two weeks
  • Phone and email support through 6 weeks postpartum
  • We can also customize a package for you!