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Postpartum Doula

The Role of the Postpartum Doula

Specializing in providing invaluable support to families after the arrival of your baby, I am dedicated to lightening the daily load, allowing you to relish and connect with your newborn while prioritizing your recovery. My focus extends to offering physical, emotional, and spiritual support during the postpartum phase. I am deeply passionate about nurturing the well-being of new parents and their families throughout the entirety of the postpartum period.

Tailored Postpartum Care 

Recognizing that each family's postpartum journey is unique, I customize postpartum doula hours and services to meet your distinct needs. My commitment is to create a postpartum plan that aligns seamlessly with the requirements of your family.

Nourishing Postpartum Support

As your postpartum doula, your health and well-being take center stage. Once you settle into the comfort of your home with your newborn, I provide hands-on, dedicated care. Ensuring you receive ample rest and nourishment to aid in your healing, I offer reassurance to calm your mind and a guiding presence to soothe your spirit.

Guidance in Newborn Care

With professional training in newborn care, I assist you in navigating the initial weeks of understanding your baby's needs. Supporting you every step of the way as your newborn adapts to life outside the womb, I provide guidance in breastfeeding, general feeding support, grooming care, and overall newborn comfort.

Family Assistance

Navigating life with a new baby requires adjustment, and I am here to help make the transition smooth. Providing tools for sibling bonding and offering assistance with older children, I aim to support you in adapting to your evolving family dynamic.

Household Responsibilities

Postpartum care and bonding with your newborn demand time and focus in the early months. I ensure that household chores are managed while you focus on rest and nurturing your baby. Light tidying, laundry, meal preparation, and errand running are all part of the support provided to alleviate your load.

Personalized Support Throughout 

As your doula, my commitment extends beyond birth, offering continuous support to you and your family. I maintain close contact to check in on your well-being and provide any necessary assistance.

Communication and Home Visits 

I am available during business hours via email, text, and phone, addressing any concerns you may have about yourself or your baby. Through at-home visitations, we delve into evidence-based information on topics such as infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, mother–baby bonding, infant soothing, and basic newborn care.

During Postpartum Visits, We Will: 

1. Gather information about your concerns and preferences for postpartum care based on a pre-visit questionnaire.

2. Offer resources for you to review before our next visit.

3. Provide a platform for you to process your birth experience, clarifying any procedures and events.

4. Address questions about infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery, mother–baby bonding, infant soothing, and basic newborn care.

5. Discuss the dynamics of having a newborn at home and assist in establishing a routine tailored to your lifestyle.

6. Offer light housework, light meal/snack preparation, and sanitation of baby bottles and breast pump items (client responsible for purchasing meal ingredients, but I can assist with shopping).

Postpartum Doula
Postpartum Doula: Do's & Don'ts
sprout package
  • Client chooses how many hours

  • 4-hour minimum shifts

  • Client chooses hours and weeks to use

  •  1/3 total cost due at contract signing as deposit

seedling package
  • 52 hours minimum - total 

  • 4-hour minimum shifts

  • Client chooses hours and weeks to use

  • 1/3 total cost due at contract signing as deposit

bud package
  • 100 hours minimum - total

  • 4-hour minimum shifts

  • Client chooses hours and weeks to use

  • 1/3 total cost due at contract signing as deposit

bloom package
  • 200 hours minimum - total

  • 4-hour minimum shifts

  • Up to babies first year to use hours.

  • 1/3 total cost due at contract signing as deposit

Postpartum Package Investments

​Hours of work will be logged daily and sent to you in an invoice to be paid the end of each week.

*Birth Doula clients qualify for a Postpartum Doula package discount of 10%

*Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula clients qualify for a 10% discount on prenatal and postpartum massages

Do's & Don'ts of Doula Services

We define a postpartum doula as a professional support person trained in the needs of the family in the days, weeks and months after birth or addition of a new baby.  The doula offers non-judgmental support, guidance, evidence-based education and practical hands-on support immediately after birth through the first year. Doula originates from the Greek word meaning woman servant. 

The Professional Doula is trained in 5 Core Competencies:

  1. Caring for and Understanding the Needs of the Postpartum person and Partner

  2. Caring for and Understanding the Needs of Baby/Babies

  3. Caring for and Understanding the Needs of the Siblings

  4. Caring for and Understanding the Needs of the Home

  5. Emotional Intelligence/Communication Skills

What a postpartum doula is NOT:

-A postpartum doula is not a medical professional.
-A postpartum doula is not an herbalist and will not prescribe or suggest herbs or remedies.
-A postpartum doula is not a lactation consultant and will not make decisions about how the baby will be fed. (However, I am a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor if needed)
-A postpartum doula is not a psychologist or mental health professional.
-A postpartum doula does not make any decisions for the family.
-A postpartum doula does not perform clinical tasks such as checking the baby's respiratory rate, check a c-section incision, suggesting medications (over the counter, prescription or herbal) or any other medical advice.


Tasks of the postpartum doula:

-Assessing the Needs of the Family
-Providing Recommendations and Referrals
-Emotional Support of the individuals parenting choices
-Encouragement and positive affirmations
-Preparation of bottles and washing/cleaning/sterilizing
-Cord and circumcision care
-Establishing routine
-Organizing the nursery
-Light house work
-Sibling education and transition
-Care of big siblings
-Creating shopping lists
-Food shopping
-Meal preparation

Newborn care hands-on education and care including:

  • Normal newborn behavior

  • Newborn appearance

  • Sleep habits

  • Feeding

  • Bathing

  • Dressing Baby

  • When to call the doctor

  • And so much more

Breastfeeding counseling

  • Advanced breastfeeding education

  • Help knowing what is normal or when you need specialized care

  • Help with comfortable positions for nursing person and baby

  • Establishing helpful routines

  • Establishing a good latch

  • Establishing a good milk supply

  • Learning to use your pump

  • Proper milk storage

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