Postpartum Doula Support
Once you have settled in with your newest addition(s), you may want additional help with breastfeeding, babywearing, newborn care, and household tasks. It may be hard to imagine now, but having a postpartum doula around to empty your dishwasher, fold your laundry, and make you lunch can help immensely. A postpartum doula can also tend to your newborn while you shower, nap, or need a bit of alone time. Holding space (or honoring your space) for you is another important role of the postpartum doula. Our role is a non-judgmental one. Sometimes, a new mother just needs a non family member to talk to and ask questions. Without any sort of "parenting agenda", we give new families our hearts, ears, and shoulders to lean on. We have both professional and personal experience within this delicate time and understand the needs a family has in order to feel nourished.
As much hands on care as we provide, we are also sure to quietly observe you as parenthood delicately unfolds. We rely upon our strong intuition and creativity to offer new parents ideas that will make for a smoother transition into life with a newborn. We are available to schedule daytime or nighttime visits. Consider postpartum help as a bit of a “mental vacation”. Your diapering supplies will always be left stocked, laundry will be moving along, kitchen will be tidy, the baby will be content, you'll have eaten and rested, and if possible, dinner will be "simmering in the crockpot" before we depart for the day.
If you are interested in learning more about our postpartum services, please contact us. We would be delighted to speak to you on the phone so that you can get a feel for how we can help you during the delicate "4th Trimester" (and beyond!). After that, we can set up a complimentary in-person interview and move forward as a team from there.
Between the hours of 5am and 5pm, our rate is $40 an hour, with a minimum contract of four hours.
Between the hours of 5pm and 5am, our rate is $45 an hour, with a minimum contract of six hours.