Postpartum Doula Support
Postpartum Doula Benefits:
A postpartum doula supports families through the transition into parenthood that our society and culture hasn’t prepared them for. Postpartum doulas are the community new parents need.
As your doula, I provide non-medical physical, emotional, and informational support after the birth of your baby.
The tasks I provide each day will depend on the priorities discussed together before beginning services and on your particular needs that day.
Daytime Postpartum Support - $40/hr (4 hour minimum) *WEEKENDS ONLY*
Support can include some or all of:
Physical and emotional support of the birthing partner (listening to your birth story, fears, frustrations, concerns; monitoring your postpartum recovery, etc.)
Baby care education and support (assistance in bathing, feeding, comforting the baby, cutting baby’s nails, etc.)
Answering the phone and door
Light housework (laundry, emptying garbage, dishes, etc.)
Watching the baby and/or older children on the premises, so parent(s) can rest in the home (I cannot watch children without a parent present)
Referrals to other professionals as needed
I do not do major housecleaning tasks, such as mopping, vacuuming, washing windows, or yard work.
I do not diagnose any medical conditions for you or your baby or give you medical advice. If you bring to my attention or if I notice anything of concern, I will refer you to an appropriate health care provider.
I do not make parenting, medical, or other decisions for you or speak for you. I may assist you in finding information and resources, or remind you of your decisions as previously discussed.
I do not take overall care of your baby. My goal is to help you become confident and secure in your own abilities as a new parent and family.
*Disclaimer: The information contained on this website has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The services offered by Labor of Love Doula Services, LLC are not clinical, pharmaceutical, or intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any condition. Families who choose to utilize these services take full responsibility for their own health and for researching and using the remedies. If you believe you are experiencing signs or symptoms of postpartum depression or postpartum psychosis, please seek medical attention immediately.