You give birth to your baby and spend 2 days in the hospital. Just when you’re starting to figure things out, they send you home. You walk in the door and are surrounded by new baby gear, cluttered counters from rushing off to the hospital, and well-meaning visitors that want to be entertained. You and your baby are still getting to know each other and trying to get into your feeding routine. You’re overwhelmed, exhausted, and aren’t sure you’re doing things right. Cue your postpartum doula.
Chances are, you’re actually doing pretty well on your own – but when your doula walks through the door, it feels like a breath of fresh air. Your postpartum doula offers to change and dress the baby while you get in that much needed shower and change into some fresh comfy clothes. She settles the two of you in to nurse, helping you figure out that awkward breastfeeding pillow and answering your questions about your baby’s latch. While you’re nursing away, she zips off to bring you a tall glass of water and a healthy snack. You finish nursing, and she tucks you in for a nap and puts the baby down for a snooze as well.
Don’t worry, while you’re sleeping, your doula cleans up all those dishes, washes bottles, and even preps you an amazing dinner. When you wake up, she takes a break from folding the baby’s laundry to change baby’s diaper and bring baby to you for another nursing session.
Your postpartum doula comes to your home to provide support and education about the topics that are most important to you. In addition, your doula can provide assistance with everything from feeding to household chores, to helping you get in those extra few hours of sleep. We support breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, and everything in between!
Our doulas work in shifts from 4-24+ hours and can be scheduled to come at the times that work best for you and your family. Options include: days, evenings, overnights and live-in care.
At the beginning of a shift, your doula will check in with you about your priorities for the day. Together, you will agree on a plan for how the doula can best meet your needs.