Our doula-client relationship starts with a free 30-40 minute interview. This gives us a chance to get to learn about each other and to discuss what's most important to you in doula support.
Customizable Packages - $33/hour
One 2-3 hour intake session (before baby's arrival when possible)
9+ hours of support per week after birth
2 consecutive weeks or more of support
Phone/text/e-mail support as needed between visits
For example, this may be three 3-hour shifts a week for a month, or five 2-hour shifts for two weeks. However, each family's needs are different, so we will craft our own package based on your needs.
To reserve your package: I highly recommend reserving your package in advance, even before your baby's arrival. To ensure my availability, we will sign a service agreement. The payment for your projected postpartum needs will be due at signing.
Overnight Special - $325
An overnight shift is an 8-hour-long night-time shift, allowing you to get a boost on your sleep for your mental and physical health. To reserve your overnight shift: To extend your overnight shift to 9 or 10 hours, add $35/hour.
Hourly Services - $40/hour
If a package is not what you are looking for, and just need a few hours of help now and then, I provide hourly services - no contracts, no deposits, and no intake session involved.
Postpartum Doula Services
What Does a Postpartum Doula Do?
A Postpartum Doula will help you through the transition as you recover from birth and adjust to life with an infant. A Doula is a generalist who can do many things, including referrals to specialists when something is beyond her scope. Specific things a doula may do include:
Empowerment through listening, validation, and emotional support for parents, older siblings, and extended family
Aid in processing your birth experience
Assistance in self-care and recovery measures
Assistance with newborn care:
Feeding (breastfeeding support, help with bottle feeding, alternative methods)
Bathing, hygiene, and basic health
Playing with your baby
Older sibling care
Referrals to specialists
Help with advocacy and finding questions to ask specialists
Take baby/family photos
Mediation in conflict resolution (parent-parent, parent-child, or with extended family)
...And much more!
A Postpartum Doula does not take over care of housework, older siblings, or the baby. Instead, the Doula strives to provide just the right amount of scaffolding to the parents so that they can have an enjoyable, low-stress, yet empowering postpartum experience.