Please note I am not currently taking clients do to a pending move to Tulum, Mexico.
An aid in making the transition in your home. Help with meals, infant care and general support.
As a postpartum doula I bring with me not only my training as a doula but the many years of experience as the mother of eight. I can help you in those precious first few weeks when you need to rest and recuperate, nurturing you so you can nurture your baby. I help you get the rest you need, establish a working breastfeeding relationship, and show you how to take care of your baby. I can help with older siblings, housework and meal preparation. I will even accompany you on that first errand postpartum. I will meet with you in your home twice prenatally to get to know you and your home. I’ll ask you to provide or choose recipes you’d like prepared and find out where cleaning supplies are.
$25/hr 3hr minimum (ask about gift certificates! Makes a great baby shower gift)
As a postpartum doula I provide:
At home support as soon postpartum as you need it and for as long as you need it
Baby care basics
Help with errands
Some of the benefits of hiring a postpartum doula:
Increased chance of successful breastfeeding
Reduced risk of infant dehydration and hospitalization with health complications due to informed care
Less risk of maternal postpartum depression and shorter duration and easier for mother to cope with it if it does occur
Less maternal exhaustion, frustration, and apprehension during early weeks.
Reduction in unnecessary calls and visits to the pediatrician
Dad back to work sooner with less anxiety
Greater understanding of newborn emotional and physical needs and behavior
More independent control of baby's care in the face of overbearing relatives and advice givers due to education and early positive experience.
Easier bonding due to more confidence
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