Postpartum Doula Services
What is a Postpartum Doula? A Postpartum Doula is a caregiver specially trained to assist families in the weeks immediately following birth. I come into the home to assist with adjusting to life in caring for a new baby, teaching and supporting families in breast/bottle feeding, soothing, swaddling, changing, bathing, cord care, circumcision care, etc., and well as caring for the mother and family with general laundry, meals, home upkeep, errands/appointment accompaniment, sibling care assistance etc.
Some families hire me as their Postpartum Doula for daytime support, while others want overnight care. Overnight Postpartum Doulas care for the baby at night so the rest of the family can get a good night's sleep. I am equipped to handle families with multiples, care after cesarean, colic/fussiness, preemies with special needs like Apnea Monitors, oxygen, etc. I am also experienced in complications and issues with breastfeeding as I am a CLC. I have a list of resources that they can refer to if there is an issue beyond My scope of practice.
The first days, weeks and months home with a new baby (or babies!) can be full of wonder and awe, but also a time of exhaustion, soreness and a bit overwhelming. Recovering from the work of birth, getting to know the ins and outs of parenthood, learning how to breastfeed, and lack of sleep can all make this time surprisingly hard. Throw in the responsibilities of meals, laundry, older siblings, and home upkeep and it can be overwhelming.
Rates range from $30-40/hr, depending on Package chosen. For more information and a list of packages, call me at 715-977-0249