Just like birth doulas, a postpartum doula is there to provided physical, emotional and informational support.
After birth, during the postpartum period, the doula's job is to support the birthing person to heal from labor while helping with breastfeeding and newborn care. The doula can also provide physical support around the house or take care of the baby while parents rest, shower and eat. Postpartum doulas are great, nonjudgemental resources who can help you decipher what's "normal" and what you may want to seek outside support for.
As a postpartum doula, my passion lies in cooking and preparing delicious and nourishing meals for new parents so that they can focus their attention on healing and caring for their new baby. I like to stay busy and don't mind doing dishes, laundry or light housework. When needed I'm happy to hold your new one, answer questions, or help with breastfeeding. As a certified prenatal and postpartum yoga teacher, I can also help you ease back into movement as your body heals.
One to three, 3 - 4 hour shifts per week at your home.
A complimentary phone call or visit to see if we are a good fit
A prenatal visit where we set up a postpartum plan together (if applicable)
Care for the postpartum parent
Meal preparation specific for someone recovering from labor and/or breastfeeding
Strategies for sleeping
Physical and emotional support
Ongoing phone and email support
Daytime prices start at $25 an hour.
Please inquire about packages and overnight options.
Trainings, courses and certifications:
Doula Trainings International Birth and Postpartum Doula
Cornerstone Advanced Skills Clinic
Infant and child CPR