Postpartum Doula Services

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Packages

Postpartum Doula Services – Basic Care Package $405

Postpartum services start prior to birth with an initial consultation via Zoom, which you can schedule from this link. Next, we’ll have a 1-hour prenatal visit and 3 3-hour visits during weeks 1, 3, and 6 postpartum. I will call you at the beginning of each of your first 6 weeks.

Prenatal Visit: We will discuss your vision and create a plan for your postpartum recovery and self-care. Topics include: feeding and sleeping, visitors, self-care, sibling transitions, relationship building between you and your partner, and what to expect in the first six weeks postpartum.

Week 1 Postpartum visit:  We will set up a 3-hour time within a week of the birth. We will have time for you to share your birth story and process the events of your birth. This is to help you remember the amazing details, as well as let go of any emotional trauma that may have occurred. I will also bring some homemade food (one dinner, a batch of muffins, and homemade granola bars) to help stock your freezer and nourish your family.

After our first postpartum visit, we will touch base with you at the beginning of every week to ensure you are continuously supported throughout the first six weeks postpartum, and will provide you assistance in your home on weeks 3 and 6 postpartum. If there is a specific topic you require more information on (ie: maternal mental health, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, swaddling, etc.) we will do the necessary research to provide you with evidence based information and will support whatever choice you make for your family. Additional postpartum hours may be added at $40/hour.

Postpartum Doula Services Basic Care Package Overview:

  • Consultation
  • 1 prenatal appointment for postpartum / self-care planning
  • 3-hr Postpartum home visits at weeks 1, 3 and 6
  • Voxer and text support during weeks 1-6 postpartum
  • Peaceful Mama book, self-care plan, checklists and referrals  

Postpartum Doula Services – Extra Care Package $605

Need more support? This Extra Care package supports you for 6 3-hr visits, which helps you for an additional amount of time. You get everything included in the Basic Care Package but for 7 weeks and additional homemade food (2 dinners, muffins, bread, and granola bars).

Postpartum Doula Services Extra Care Package Overview:

  • Consultation
  • 1 prenatal appointment for postpartum / self-care planning
  • 3-hr Postpartum home visits for 6 weeks
  • Voxer and text support during weeks 1-6 postpartum
  • Peaceful Mama book, self-care plan, checklists and referrals  

Overnight Postpartum Doula Services – Basic Care Package $1130

Transitioning to parenthood can be difficult. There are so many things to consider, from diapering to feeding and nap schedules to visitors. It really can make the world of difference in your postpartum recovery to know that baby is being tended to while you get a solid night of sleep! Each overnight plan is tailored to suit the needs of the family.

Key elements of our Classic Overnight Doula Services Package are:

  • Consultation
  • 1 appointment for overnight planning (discuss sleep routines, bed time, bath time etc.)
  • 4 Overnight home visits for 8 hours each visit, weekly for the duration of 4 weeks
  • On call text and Voxer support for additional support
  • Peaceful Mama book, self-care plan, checklists and referrals

Overnight Postpartum Doula Services – Extra Care Package $1960

Need more than 4 weeks of overnight support? This Extra Care package supports you through 7 weeks, which often helps you get the rest you need during your baby’s developmental milestones and sleep regressions. You get everything included in the Basic Care Package but for 7 weeks.

Extra Care Overnight Doula Services Package Overview:

  • Consultation
  • 1 appointment for overnight planning (discuss sleep routines, bed time, bath time etc.)
  • Overnight home visits for 8 hours each visit, weekly for the duration of 7 weeks
  • On call text and Voxer support for additional support
  • Peaceful Mama book, self-care plan, checklists and referrals

Customized Packages available as well.
Additional hours at $40/hr.
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Why is Postpartum Doula Work Needed?

Traditionally, women and men grew up around birth, breastfeeding, infants, and children. Even after birth, women were surrounded by caring family members who offered support, experience and wisdom.

This familial support is not as common as it once was, and doulas help to fill the gap. The doula’s goal is to facilitate the transition to parenthood by providing practical, informational, and emotional support, and helping to nurture the mother-infant relationship.

Research from Sydney Hans at the University of Chicago who lead the Chicago Doula Project as well as the Ounce of Prevention Fund are showing the positive benefits of adding community doulas to early childhood development programs.  All families can benefit from the nurturing, caring support of a postpartum doula, and specifically for low-income, very young mothers living in difficult circumstances. Having support from a doula help promote “good parenting” and a more positive adjustment.  

Further, integration of doulas can enhance the use of other parenting services, including home‐visiting programs that are showing increasingly positive results for children’s development during the critical age 0-5.

From the Chicago Doula Project:

Studies have indicated that the time immediately following childbirth, during which a new mother experiences a heightened sensitivity, is an important period in the development of maternal-infant attachment. The doula assists the new mother in understanding her infant’s cues and enhancing her ability to respond appropriately and sensitively (Klaus, Kennell &Klaus, 1993). This responsiveness is fundamental to establishing secure attachment, which in turn is vital for the successful long-term development of the child (Erickson, Sroufe & Egeland, 1985). The evidence thus suggests that the use of doulas with an at-risk adolescent population may have a positive impact on the new mother’s skills and ability to nurture her baby.”