Cherry - day 1 | Walnut - day 3 | Apricot - week 1 | Egg - 1 month

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As a postpartum doula my main goal is to help “mother the mother” and tend to her unique needs while nurturing the entire family as they transition into life with a newborn. I work with each family individually to find out their particular goals and customize their postpartum experience. 

Gift Certificates and Private Classes Available

Doula and Breastfeeding Support Includes (but is not limited to):

  • To book in advance or for immediate support contact me here; many clients book before their baby arrives while others who need sudden postpartum care call me on a moment's notice.
  • Home visits to help you settle in with baby.
  • 24 hour on-call child-care for older siblings and your home when you go into labor.
  • Day or overnight shifts.
  • I can accompany you while you make the transition from the hospital to your home and stay with you during those first few days and nights.
  • Face-time and Skype consultations available. 
  • Loving, nonjudgmental care and guidance for early parenting.
  • Peace of mind knowing that your baby will be well cared for.
  • Answers to your questions about your baby, infant soothing techniques, breastfeeding, pumping and mama care.
  • Unlimited support for any questions that arise during baby’s first weeks.

Challenges We Can Resolve Together:

  • First few days of breastfeeding and help with painful breasts, sore nipples and building milk supply.
  • Using a breast pump and milk storage.
  • Calm peaceful baby care allowing new parents time to sleep, rest and recover.
  • Light housework and baby related errands.
  • Making sure that the new mother is getting the adequate nutrition she needs for her and her baby.
  • “How to’s” on “baby’s firsts” as well as soothing techniques and coping strategies.

With Support, Clients:

  • Experience connection, not isolation.
  • Enjoy their bonding time with their baby & partner (if present).
  • Feel deeply understood and nurtured.
  • Are empowered to follow their innate intuition to make the decisions and parenting choices that are right for their family. 
  • Have support with breastfeeding, bottle-feeding and guidance from a newborn specialist.
  • Gain clarity about normal infant behavior and sleep patterns and what they can do to help meet their baby’s sleep needs as well as their own.
  • Have a reduced incidence of the "baby blues" and postpartum depression.

Postpartum Doula Rates:

My rate is $30-45 per hour based on the number of children.  I believe every family deserves support and will work with each family individually so these important services are affordable. Proper postpartum care is not a luxury, it's a necessity.