Research by experts tells us what many have long suspected: that new parents who have support and feel secure and cared for during this time are more successful in adapting than those who do not. Studies have shown that cultures in which women, who are cared for by others for a period of days or weeks after giving birth, who are encouraged only to nurture themselves and their babies, have superior outcomes in postpartum adjustment. We know that women who experience support from their family members, care providers, doulas, counselors and peer groups have greater breastfeeding success, greater self-confidence, and less postpartum depression and feel less overwhelmed. Every family can benefit from the support and encouragement offered by a doula during the fourth trimester.
Our doulas work with each family individually to find out their particular needs. Some of the duties she will perform include but are not limited to:
Help with the emotional and physical recovery after birth
Light housekeeping so that mom does not feel so overwhelmed
Assistance with newborn care such as diapering, bathing, feeding and comforting
Light meal preparation
Baby soothing techniques
Referrals to local resources
Our postpartum support services are provided at an hourly rate of $45/hour, with a 3-hour minimum for daytime support, and a 6-hour minimum for nighttime support. A deposit is required when booking our postpartum services, and we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible as we get booked very quickly.
*We offer discount packages for our postpartum support services, which can be found here.