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Postpartum Doula

I'm here for you! Often, so much focus is on preparing for labor and birth that when a new baby comes home, parents can feel like they've been thrown into the deep end. Support from a postpartum doula can help ease the transition for first-time parents and for those growing to a family with other children.

What is a postpartum doula?

As a certified postpartum doula I am trained to work with a new mother through the period after birth. The postpartum period, sometimes called the fourth trimester, is the first 6 weeks after the birth of your baby. I can lend a hand and offer knowledge and support once you bring your baby home. I offer day and night time shifts.

$35 to $45 per hour

What Does a Postpartum Doula Do?

A postpartum doula's responsibilities can change each day based on your and your family's needs.

  • Offering breastfeeding knowledge, support, and assistance

  • Helping with newborn care, such as diaper changes, naps, and feedings

  • Providing resources to related services, such as birthing classes or a lactation consultant

  • Helping your family learn and become comfortable with baby soothing and bonding methods

  • Caring for the baby so parents can take a nap, shower, or eat a meal

  • Helping with mom's post-birth comfort measures 

  • Offering physical support as mom recovers from a cesarean delivery

  • Making breakfast, lunch, dinner, or healthy snacks

  • Keeping mom hydrated and comfortable

  • Playing with older children and helping with bedtime and nap-time

  • Taking care of light household cleaning, such as dishes, tidying up, and laundry

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Who Needs a Postpartum Doula?

You might want a postpartum doula's help during the first few days after coming home with your new baby. Or you might hire me for multiple days of the week for the first several weeks. Some families want help with overnight care. Research shows that parents who get support during the postpartum period benefit in several ways: 

  • They feel more cared-for and secure in their new roles.

  • They adapt more easily to shifting family dynamics.

  • They have more success when it comes to breastfeeding.

  • Their self-confidence is higher.

  • There’s a lower risk of postpartum depression.

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