Postpartum Doula Services
What is a Postpartum Doula?
As a Postpartum Doula, my primary goal is to support and nurture the new family, and assist them during those amazing yet challenging first weeks. Because “The Fourth Trimester” (the six weeks following birth) is such a significant time for the family they deserve and should expect to receive holistic care; care which acknowledges that during this period many physical, psychological and spiritual changes occur. Postpartum Doulas are knowledgeable about: facilitating the newly postpartum parent's emotional and physical healing, newborn characteristics, infant feeding, child development and parent-infant bonding. My role is to provide education, nonjudgmental support and companionship, assist with newborn care and family adjustment and create a nurturing, relaxing atmosphere. It is essential that every new family receive sufficient support after childbirth, so that they can heal, rest, bond with their baby and learn the arts of parenting and breastfeeding.
For more information on Postpartum Doulas, what we do, and benefits, please check out my blog post on this subject.
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Postpartum Services Include:
I can also provide evidence based information regarding:
Postpartum Doula Services Price:
$15 an hour
Free initial consultation & interview, followed by $15 an hour for a minimum of 2 hours a day, 3 days a week. Further hours will be calculated on the last day of each work week, to be paid in full at that time. I am available for up to 5 hours a day (with a 2 hour minimum).
I require a non-refundable retainer fee of $75.00, which covers the first five hours of postpartum service. The retainer reflects my commitment to be available for your family and therefore "locks you in" which means I can't be hired by another family during those days and hours.
All Client Contracts & Forms can be located in the Client Forms tab located on the menu.
I accept payment via cash, checks, credit, debit, money orders, or Paypal. I'm always willing to set up a payment plan, sliding scales, take trades, & barter.