A postpartum doula is an extra set of hands, as well as a compassionate person educated in basic newborn care and the postpartum process.
It's like inviting a supportive and knowledgeable friend into your home to help you out without any judgement or unsolicited advice.
As your postpartum doula, I can help provide resources and information to guide you along this new path, but I will never tell you what to do. You know what is best for your child and your family. Being invited into a home during this precious and sacred time is a great honor, and with every family I work with I pledge to respect you, your family, your home, and your parenting styles.
The job of a postpartum doula is to be flexible. Every family needs something different. One of my primary goals is to work myself out of a job. The way that looks varies from family to family.
My main focus is to care for the mother.
Some of what I can support you with:
~ Provide referrals for local resources as needed
~ Help with self-care recovery and postpartum comfort following the birth
~ Assistance with infant care - feeding, changing, bathing, etc.
~ Provide basic breastfeeding support
~ Prepare healthy meals and snacks
~ Organize meal plan for family and friends to participate in
~ Answer questions, provide evidence based research, books, and other resources
~ Light housekeeping and baby laundry
~ Assist and provide support to other family members as they adjust to baby's presence
(partner, older siblings, grandparents, pets)
~ Accompany mom and baby on early outings
~ Listen to birth story
~ Guide mama in meditation or simple yoga sequences
Daytime shifts only.
Fee - $30/hr with $100 non-refundable deposit to cover cost of food and other supplies