Postpartum Doula Visits
As a postpartum doula (Doo’-luh), I work with families to develop the skills needed to care for their infant while balancing the process of recovery, breastfeeding, loss of sleep and household chores.
The postpartum period also known as the "Fourth Trimester,” encompasses the first three months of a baby’s life and is an extension of life in the womb. It takes time for an infant to adjust to the outside world and meeting a newborn’s demands during this initial period can be a rigorous process for new parents.
POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INCLUDES:
Healing & Comfort Strategies, post birth
Pumping, Milk Storage & Bottle Education
Newborn Care Education
Newborn Soothing Techniques
Establishing Healthy Activities & Sleep
Milestones & Growth Spurt Education
Emotional & Physical Support
Community Resource & Household Support
NEW PARENT CONSULTS & OVERNIGHT SUPPORT
New parent consults may be booked individually as a 2-hour visit or as an 18-hour package that includes six, 3-hour visits. Overnight support is booked in 8-hour shifts from 10:00pm-6:00am.
These support options are perfect for families who would like to benefit from a doula’s expertise. Initial sessions focus on support with transition from hospital to home, setting up best practices for breastfeeding, postpartum recovery, sleep arrangements and newborn care. Follow-up sessions focus on new parent education, learning how to understand the newborn, master soothing techniques and develop age-appropriate routines. All support includes special attention to the physical and emotional transitions that take place during the initial postpartum period.