What's a postpartum doula?
Imagine Mary Poppins in leggings. Or a best friend-for-hire that can get your baby to stop crying while you take a shower.
A postpartum doula works with a new family during the “4th trimester,” or the first 12 weeks after birth, filling the space between a midwife and a nanny. Someone once called me “Mary Poppins,” and that would be accurate except for the fact that I don’t sing.
Depending on your family’s needs and my current schedule, I may recommend bringing in 1 or 2 more postpartum doulas that I partner with to fully serve you. If so, 1 or 2 of us will visit at a time, tidy up a few things as needed, pop some food in the oven, and hold your baby so you can shower and nap. Once all is calm, we will quietly head out, leaving a sweet echo of our care in the form of food in the fridge, clean laundry, and some helpful tips and tidbits about baby care. I also have training and experience in working with women diagnosed with a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) such as postpartum depression.
Twins + Multiples
$40-50/hr - singleton
$50-60/hr - multiples
Day: 4-hour minimum required
Night: 8-hour minimum required
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Physical postpartum care for the mother (e.g. C-section incision care, etc.)
Emotional support (e.g. birth story processing)
Newborn Sleep Education
Newborn care and education
Support for mothers with Postpartum Depression and other mood disorders
Referrals to local resources as needed (IBCLCs, craniosacral therapists, belly binding, etc.)
Light housekeeping and cooking (e.g. specific postpartum foods for the mother & meals for the family)