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 -
Depending on availability, I may be able to provide:
in-hospital postpartum services
at-home postpartum services
just a few shifts as needed
regular, long-term help over weeks or months
shifts from 2-10 hours long
Postpartum Doula Rates -
Variable, depending on the day and time of the shift.
Please enquire for more information.
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.