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{Postpartum Care Doulas}

Research evidence shows that the quality services of a Postpartum Doula can ease the transition that comes with the addition of a new baby to a family, improve parental satisfaction and reduce the risk of mood disorders.

 

Successful parenting looks different in every family. What works for one may not be right or work for the next family. As new parents, you are going to get advice, LOTS of advice! Some good and wanted, some may be not so good or unwanted. One of my goals as your doula is to help dispel some of the myths and misconceptions about newborn care and to empower you as a parent and individual in order to help you find your own voice in which choices are right for you and your family.

 

Many of our clients say that hiring a postpartum doula was the best money they have ever spent and made the transition to parenting much more enjoyable and felt more relaxed once their babies had arrived. A calming presence as well as experience and expertise will help set you at ease and feel more confident in your abilities and choices.

 

A Postpartum Doula provides a family with many services that can include:

 

  • exploration of parenting styles to figure out what feels right for your family

  • breast or bottle feeding support

  • infant care coaching- bathing, skin and nail care, cord care etc.

  • evidence based techniques for infant soothing

  • sleep strategies for the whole family-establishing good sleep habits for better quality sleep for the whole family

  • overnight care {Think Sleep!}

  • self care instruction

  • sibling transition support/care

  • nursery organization- what do you really need?

  • light household tidying including laundry

  • baby wearing instruction

  • infant massage

  • healthy meal preparation

  • screening and non-judgemental support for postpartum issues such as baby blues or postpartum mood disorders

  • referrals for any area of need regarding the postpartum/newborn period

  • simple errands or tasks

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Postpartum Doula Care for multiples

For Information about rates and availability please contact us
for a free phone consultation.

6 Reasons to Hire a Postpartum Doula

 

First Baby

Having your first baby, you may not know what to expect in terms of physical recovery after childbirth or even what to expect from a newborn. Having a nurturing figure there to help you navigate the early days after giving birth can be very helpful. A postpartum doula can help you with baby care, breastfeeding and early postpartum questions, while also help you get some light housework, laundry and meals done.



Not Your First Baby 
A postpartum doula can be such a blessing if you have older kids at home. While you might be confident and well versed in breastfeeding and baby care, managing two or more children at once is a learning curve. Having a postpartum doula to help entertain an older sibling or even help with baby care while you pay attention to a sibling for a few minutes can be a way to ease into this role as a mother to more than one child.



Twins or Other Multiples 
Twins and multiples present their own unique joys and challenges and I understand the unique challenges that having two babies can bring.  My goal is to help guide you into a routine that helps you to successfully care for two babies simultaneously.

Can't Rely on Family for Various Reasons
Many women try to rely on their family when they have a baby. But sometimes, family is far away, physically unable or are otherwise unavailable. If this is true, a postpartum doula can help you fill the gaps that your family may have been considering.



Need Some Extra Help 
A postpartum doula is someone who can help you fill the gaps. Think of folded laundry, hot meals and no dishes in the sink.  You focus on bonding with the baby and allow me to make sure that a healthy dinner is served, dishes are done and that last load of laundry is taken care of.

 

Overnight Newborn Care
Healthy sleep habits from the beginning are crucial for getting started off on the right foot.  We all hear about the chaos of sleep deprivation once a baby joins the family and the rumors are true! Newborns eat often and are not born with the circadian rhythms we might think. Teaching them early on the difference between day and night sleeping will make a world of difference. Gentle nudging towards these patterns is worth its weight in gold. Hiring me as a postpartum doula to care for your baby's needs while you get a full nights sleep to aid in recovery from the birth and establish a healthy milk supply or simply make it through the next day as your best self is a great idea!.

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