As a postpartum doula, my goal is to alleviate stress and foster confidence so you can focus on bonding with your newborn and establishing a new routine that works for you. Every family is different and I am interested in meeting you prior to beginning service to learn how to best help you after birth.
I have experience with adoptive families, single parents, LGTBQIA+ parents, families of color, families with different countries of origin, and families with a history of loss or fertility struggles. Ultimately, I understand that every family is incredibly unique and I am curious and open to learning how I can best support you. If I am not the best fit for you and your family, please let me know and I will do my best to connect you with another local postpartum doula who can support your needs.
My primary focus in the past decade has been overnight support and I find that parents benefit greatly from a little extra rest. I also occasionally work days where I am able to collaborate more with parents and help with household support. In the past, I was available for travel with clients but I am not currently as I have my own small child at home
Services I can provide include:
-overnight support with infant feeding, infant sleep, and helping parents establish feeding/pumping/sleep routines
-promoting well-being of parents with time to rest, shower, and eat healthfully
-answer questions or demonstrate methods for soothing, bathing, baby-wearing or other babycare skills
-assist with breastfeeding/bodyfeeding, pumping, or formula-feeding
-offer emotional support as a nonjudgmental listener, provide personalized suggestions and referrals to local groups and experts
-identifying signs of postpartum mood disorders and providing appropriate resources and referrals
-recommend products, local resources, classes, and groups
-household support including basic meal prep and snacks, dishes, and laundry
-sibling care and adjustment
-basic errands including the grocery store and pharmacy
-accompanying families to medical visits if requested
The health and safety of my clients and newborns has always been my top priority. That includes regular hand washing and maintaining vaccines.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, I have only worked with one client at a time. As of February 2, 2021, I have received both doses of the COVID19 Moderna vaccine. It is important to me to stay safe and keep your family safe as well so please let me know if you have any concerns or questions about my coronavirus precautions.
I am happy to meet for a free consultation/interview prior to beginning work with your family to clarify what you are interested in and answer any questions you may have. I am also available by e-mail to answer client’s questions before, during, or after my contracted time with them.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, I am offering consultations/interviews by phone or video call. I am happy to arrive to our first scheduled session a little early to familiarize myself with your space and routine.
My postpartum doula rate is $60/hr.
In order to best provide my services, I require 4 hour minimum visits during the day and 8 hour visits at night. I may be occasionally flexible on these requirements depending on your situation, but I feel this amount of time allows me to truly understand the needs of your family and invest the energy into helping you find solutions that work for you. Due to the time commitment and advance scheduling involved as a postpartum doula, I require a retainer fee and written agreement before committing to work with your family. These will be discussed during the initial interview.