As your postpartum doula, it is my pleasure to help you in whatever way is best for you.
I am here to educate, support, encourage and empower you! These services will be available to you during my visits to your home and via text/email during the duration of our time together.
I am happy to serve you using English or American Sign Language :)
Assistance with perineal healing/c-section recovery
Nutritious snack and meal preparation
Care for child while parents rest
Help with babywearing
Assistance on outings
An extra set of hands to help with anything!
Listening without judgement
Validating your joys and concerns
Encouraging bonding with new child
Watching for signs of postpartum depression
Discussing various options and supporting your choices
Care for child while parents take personal time
Support for non-birthing partner
Strategies for positive family communication
Sharing techniques on feeding, bathing, dressing, etc.
Information on newborn norms and development
Providing evidence-based information on any topic
Sharing of local resources and support groups
Information on baby gear
Providing resources for partner
Help with navigating information available online
Nursery and supply organization
Spending time with other children
Taking photos for you
What does a postpartum doula not do?
Diagnose or interpret medical conditions
Perform clinical procedures
Take over complete care of children
Transport family members
Act as a nanny or house-keeper
While these tasks are beyond my scope of practice, I will be happy to provide resources and referrals to those who are equipped to meet these needs. Knowing who to turn to in specialized situations is one of a postpartum doulas most important responsibilities!