Postpartum doulas help the parents of new infants adjust and grow into a new phase in their family’s life. We provide insight and support regarding the physical and psychological nuances of the postpartum period, offer an extra set of hands to help you adjust to a demanding new schedule, and give hands-on, infant- and mama-care training. Research shows women who are supported in the postpartum period have a reduction in postpartum depression, breastfeed longer and adjust to parenthood more quickly.
Here are more examples of all the different kinds of help a postpartum doula can provide:
Help understanding baby cues
Diapering and baby care
Help with older children
Screening for postpartum mood disorders
Infant sleep solutions
Processing the birth experience
Care for baby when parents want to shower, nap, or spend some special time with older child(ren)
Hands-on education for infant and mama care
Postpartum Belly Binding
Caring for mama as she recovers from birth
Soothing baby and education on infant soothing techniques
Light housekeeping assistance
Resources and referrals
Non-judgmental family support
Rates and Packages
Since I am a postpartum doula in training, I am giving new families 6 free hours of postpartum doula care. If additional postpartum support is desired, here are the hourly rates and packages available:
Day support: $20.00 per hour, with a minimum of 3 hours per visit
First Week Home – Postpartum Package ($115)
With this package, you receive 6 free hours of daytime postpartum support plus an additional 6 hours of daytime postpartum care, with a minimum of 3 hours per visit.
First Month Home – Postpartum Package ($350)
The First Month Home Postpartum Package gives you 6 free hours of daytime postpartum support plus 18 additional hours of postpartum doula care, with a minimum of 3 hours per visit.
A package with more hours can be arranged.
I am currently available weekday mornings, early evenings, and weekends. Occasional evening or overnight hours may be arranged for an additional hourly fee.
Payment options include cash, check, or credit card.
You will especially love postpartum doula services if you are:
Caring for a newborn for the first time
Caring for multiple children
Feeling overwhelmed by conflicting advice
Concerned about how becoming parents will impact your relationship
Recovering from a surgical birth (C-section)
Especially sensitive to lack of sleep
Living far away from family and friends
Not bouncing back from birth the way you had hoped (physically or emotionally)
Encountering breastfeeding problems
Bringing a baby home from the NICU
Single parenting, or with a partner who won’t have much time off of work
Feeling like parenting isn’t what you expected.
You and I will be a great fit for postpartum services if:
You want to trust your instincts and you want up-to-date, research-based guidance for infant care, attachment, sibling adjustment and the emotional challenges of parenting.
You think it’s natural for parents to need support and you want to build your team, ie, you know that it “takes a village.” This is something a lot of us learn the hard way…
You have been around the block already once or twice with bringing babies home and know how hard it can be.
You are a new parent who wants to gain confidence without being overwhelmed by conflicting advice from the internet and well-meaning family and friends.
Fill out the Consultation Form.
We can then schedule a free consultation to discuss your needs in detail.
Please contact me for more info or questions:
Jalyn Spencer-Harris, IBCLC