We are your personal guide through the Fourth Trimester.
Just like in your birth, your postpartum doula is an extra layer of support during one of the most incredible, yet vulnerable, points in your life. We help you learn to navigate life with a new baby by providing nurturing, supportive care for your entire family, while building your confidence in your new role as a parent.
We help you thrive, not just survive, in your postpartum experience.
Ideally, you will meet with your postpartum doula before you give birth. This gives you and your family the chance to get to know her before baby's arrival and it also gives you the opportunity to have guidance on how to create a written postpartum plan.
Once you have created a postpartum plan, your family decides how soon after birth you would like to begin support. Some families, especially those with children at home, choose to have their postpartum doula meet them at the hospital once their birth doula has left.* This gives dad a chance to go home and get some sleep and for mother and baby to be cared for immediately.
Other families may choose to have postpartum support in the days/weeks following their arrival home and once family or friends return to work.
As postpartum doulas, we take the time to get to know you, as people and as new parents, deeply listening to your story, your questions, and your concerns. We provide you with evidence-based information and guidance so you can make the best decisions possible for your family.
Your postpartum doula will support you with your immediate needs: ex. guidance on feeding baby, new born care, making sure you are getting enough rest and that you are eating nourishing meals and staying hydrated. Then, once you are off to the best start, your doula will provide you with information on best practices for vaginal and c-section healing, supportive listening for the emotional ups and downs of new parenting, sibling support, soothing, swaddling and baby wearing and recommendations to community resources. She will also help you to create space and time to do what's important for you in that particular moment, while helping you to gain more confidence with each passing day.
* Please note: on-call support requires an additional fee. This service provides early breastfeeding or infant feeding guidance and positioning help, and other forms of immediate support as you begin to physically (and/or emotionally) recover from birth.
Postpartum doula care begins with a foundational package of 10 hours of daytime support, with a 2 hour minimum for each visit. Overnight support is possible in certain circumstances.
We can provide ongoing care over the first weeks or months, helping your family establish and maintain routines for postpartum success and maximize your rest.
After the initial 10 hours, we can also provide single, one-time shifts (2 hour minimum) which help fill the gaps between friends’ and family members’ supportive visits.
In either case, our support allows your entire family to be cared for by reliable and compassionate hands, especially when you need them the most.