- Increased chance of successful breastfeeding
- Less chance of postpartum depression
- Less maternal exhaustion
- Less frustration
- Less apprehension during early weeks
- Ability for Dad to return to work sooner with less anxiety
- Earlier bonding with baby due to increased confidence
- Flexible schedule designed around the needs of the family
- Relatives who live far away are given a way to help with the baby by paying for a doula
When you hire me as your Postpartum Doula, you are choosing to have support through most difficult times that new (or renewing!) parents face. Even when you have a new infant, life puts all sorts of demands upon you, ranging from the possibility of deep, emotional turmoil to a stack of dirty dishes on the counter.
The work that I do as your Postpartum Doula changes over time as you and your families needs change. Here are some things that I do:
- Educate Parents
- Educate Siblings
- Assist with breastfeeding
- Assist in preparing food and ensuring nutrition
- Nurture the family through listening and skill sharing
- Tidy the house
- Take care of any pets
- Assist in meeting goals, obligations, or deadlines
The activities I engage in change. But my role, to be your companion and expert guide, is always the same. I will help you meet the demands of the world and help you build confidence in yourself.
Bring Baby Home Package: ($25.00 – $35.00 per hour)
On of the most beneficial times to have a little help immediately after your baby is born. You and your partner are going to want to rest, be comfortable, and be present for your little child’s first few hours out of the womb. The Bring Baby Home Package ensures that you will be able to be present.
I will be there to help you during discharge if you’ve had a hospital birth. I can help you understand paperwork, pack your bags, and get your transportation situated while you sit on the sidelines. If you’re having a home birth, I will come to your home and support you.
At home, I will get you refreshments – or help you get showered and settled into bed. I will unpack your bags, tidy the home, and take care of other loose ends while you rest and invest in your baby.
I’ll coach you in breastfeeding, talk with you about your feelings, and help you with any questions about your new life with your infant that you need answered.
In addition to spending 4 to 6 hours with you once your baby arrives, this package includes one prenatal visit to discuss your postpartum preferences, dietary needs, and expectations. I will also be available to you for support through email, phone, and text, for one week after your birth.
Basic Care Package: ($25.00 per hour)
My standard rate for postpartum care is $25.00/hr for daylight shifts and $30.00/hr for moonlight shifts. There is a 5-hour minimum for daylight shifts and a 10 hour minimum for moonlight services.
Contracts are customized based on your desired number of hours per week. I will be available to work for you throughout your contract, I have the flexibility to accommodate either day or night shifts. You can book several shifts to be used intermittently throughout their postpartum period.
A Little Longer Care Package: ($25 per hour)
If you are interested in having a doula for a longer period of time to help establish systems that align with your parenting styles and philosophies, to provide intermittent childcare, and to be available for the first year of your child’s life, you might want to consider a larger package with a minimum of 500 hours.
Round The Clock Care Package: ($25 per hour)
This is the most popular package our clients choose for coming home from the hospital.
This is a 5-day support package. This package consists of a minimum of 5, 24-hour shifts, back to back. You are encouraged to customize your contract by adding additional 24-hour shifts to the package. Any additional shifts can be scheduled for dates after the initial 5, back-to-back shifts.
Example: You book ten 24-hour shifts to be used as you describe. Only the first five have to be used back to back. You might begin the first 5 days starting the day you come home from the hospital followed by Monday, Wednesday, & Friday of week two and Tuesday, and Thursday of week 3. You have the option of taking advantage of the 5 days only if that works better for you. When you purchase this package the hourly rate is $25 as opposed to our hourly rate of $30.
*Note: since scheduling is more challenging for us when hours are added after contract completion, the hourly rate of $25will be calculated for any additional hours.
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