Postpartum Support

Postpartum Doula Support 

The first weeks postpartum are filled with joy and excitement as you get to know your newborn. It can also be an extremely challenging time for families. As your postpartum doula I will help you navigate this special yet unique time. In my 10 years as a birth doula I have had the opportunity to provide postpartum support to many of the families I've supported, as well as my own daughter who welcomed my first grandson into our home in August of 2018. 

 

Your postpartum experience can benefit in so many ways from the right support. Visits can be scheduled for the time of day that works best for your family (overnight support not offered at this time). At the start of each visit we will assess together what your most pressing needs are and I am happy to provide the following services during postpartum visits:

  • Breastfeeding support to include latch and positioning assistance

  • Understanding Baby Cues

  • Diapering and hands-on Baby Care education

  • Soothing Baby

  • Instruction on how to utilize the Happiest Baby 5 S's

  • Babywearing instruction and education

  • Sibling Support and assistance with the sibling transition

  • Light Housekeeping so you can focus on baby

  • Running Errands

  • Non judgmental support for the entire family, even grandparents!

  • Organization of home and nursery (experienced organization specialist)

  • Laundry assistance

  • Meal Preparation (including organic and vegetarian options)

  • Screening for postpartum mood disorders

  • Sleeping support and information on sleep in the first weeks

  • Help to create a nurturing & quiet environment for the family

  • Assist the family by organizing offers of help from friends and extended family to create a structured flow of help

  • Provide trusted care for baby when parents want to shower, nap, or spend some special time together or with older child(ren)

  • Breast-pump instruction

  • Preparation of pump supplies and bottles

  • Birth recovery support and information (both vaginal or cesarean birth)

  • Helping you processing the birth experience

  • Resources & Referrals (massage, acupuncture, support groups, pediatric chiropractors, etc.)

  • Additional phone & text support to ensure you are off to the right start!

I recognize that the experience of pregnancy and birth is not the only way families are made and I am honored to provide postpartum support regardless of how you became a parent. Adoptive parent support and surrogacy support packages available!

 

I have experience supporting single parents and am also a proud supporter of LGBTQ families.

 

 

 

Postpartum Support is a wonderful GIFT!

If friends or family aren’t sure what to get your family,

ask them for pre-purchased postpartum doula care package!

 

Baby Basics Support

$315

9 hours of postpartum support in 3 visits (3 hours each)

Great Start Support

$500

15 hours of postpartum support in 5 visits (3 hours each)

Full Bloom Support

$825

24 hours of postpartum support 

in 8 visits (3 hours each) 

Sometimes it's hard to know how much postpartum support will be needed, by booking an hourly postpartum support package you can ensure a minimum of 3 hours of support and go from there! Hourly support is booked at $35/hr in 3 hour increments. Click below to secure postpartum support for yourself or as a gift!

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George Washington University Hospital | Virginia Hospital Center | Washington Hospital Center 

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