POSTPARUM DOULA SUPPORT
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Many people find that they need some extra support in the postpartum period. Whether you are a first-time parent or a fifth-time parent you may benefit from the nurturing support of a postpartum doula! Postpartum doulas are non-judgmental, experts who can help you through the exhausting early days with your little one. Postpartum doulas are amazing for every new parent, but can be especially helpful for mamas who don't have much support.
Common scenarios where a postpartum doula can be of huge help include:
New parents whose extended family lives far away
Families with older children who need care
When a partner must return to work soon after the birth
Mother who is recovering from a difficult birth or cesarean
Mamas at risk for or suffering postpartum depression
A mother who is having challenges with breastfeeding
A family with a baby coming home from the NICU
Or any other challenge leaving a new family feeling overwhelmed, underwater or "running on fumes."
Your postpartum doula can help with almost anything you require during this time. Some services include:
Making your family nourishing meals and prepping for future meals and snacks
Doing light cleaning, such as washing dishes, doing the laundry, taking out the trash etc.
Holding your baby so that you can take a nap or shower
Providing breastfeeding support and problem-solving challenges
Offering emotional support and birth processing
Preparing you an herbal sitz bath to promote healing tissues
Providing resources and referrals to lactation support, body work, parenting groups, counseling, etc.
Demonstrate how to safely baby-wear and swaddle
Teach you tricks for soothing fussy, high-needs babies
Help care for older-siblings
In addition to providing postpartum support during the day time, some families find that they need support throughout the night. A postpartum doula can come to your home for a few hours at night and help care for your baby and tidy up your home while you get some much needed rest.
Below are our Postpartum Doula rates:
Day-time postpartum support: $35/hr with a minimum of 3 hours
Night-time postpartum support: $50/hr with a minimum of 3 hours