Postpartum Support Services
What is a postpartum doula?
A postpartum doula is a trained doula who helps mom to recover from the process of childbirth, and who helps the family adjust to caring for another person. A postpartum doula is not strictly a baby nurse, but can be utilized in this manner if cleared by the doula and the family first.
Why may I need the help of a postpartum doula?
Some families find they may need the help of a postpartum doula if mom and baby are not adjusting well to being home. Remember, when you are in the hospital, you have access to 24 hour nursing staff, but the transition home can sometimes be challenging depending on your situation. Families who have used our help in the past include fmailies with multiples, families with an infant with special needs or feeding issues, families who are adopting straight from a hospital setting, birth mothers who are giving infants up for adoption, parents who are not taking an infant home (due to loss), any familiy who feels they need support from a trained professional who has experience with infants and postpartum mothers.
How is a postpartum doula different from a nanny?
Postpartum doulas are hired to assist mom in transitioning into her role as smoothly as possible. We are here to support mom and dad in their journey by teaching how to care for the baby at home. We also help to care for mom after birth when she has been sent home. Some things that a postpartum doula helps with are listed above, but please keep in mind this list changes for each familiy depending on their specific needs. (When in doubt, ask us if we can help!)
Please Call Us About Our Postpartum Packages
Postpartum Counseling and Birth Debriefing
We offer each of our clients one session with our resident Women's Health counselor to debrief about their birthing experience. This session is included in the cost of your birthing package here, and additional visits can be added on afterward if needed.
What Can Be Included In My Postpartum Visits?
One on one support and instruction on caring for mom after childbirth including breast and perineal care instruction.
Lactation support and guidance.
Infant care support and guidance.
Integrative solutions for family stage transitions
Light cooking and cleaning
Support for partner to foster a loving, and peaceful parenting environment.