You may have many questions about postpartum doula care - I hope the list of questions below answers some of them! Not answered here? Please Contact Me and I'll answer any other questions you might have!
What is a Postpartum Doula?
A postpartum doula is Mama’s best friend in those first weeks and months after a baby joins the household. Though her needs will certainly change from day-to-day and each family is unique in their needs, a doula will provide the following support:
Basic Newborn Care
Support Mama with Sleep Assistance
Provide Soothing Techniques
Healthy Postpartum Focused Meal Preparation
One-on-one Yoga/Stretching sessions to help Mama FEEL good- because Happy Mama means Healthy Baby!
Anything else needed to provide a peaceful transition into Motherhood- whether it be helping to catch up on Birth Announcement mailings or wearing baby while you get a Mani-Pedi, a postpartum doula will be by your side when you need her!
My sister has kids and will be staying with me. Do I still need a doula?
Friends and family are irreplaceable sources of comfort during the postpartum period. But there are topics and practices which can trigger a strong reaction from many people such as co-sleeping, pacifier use, and baby scheduling. A recent national poll found that nearly two thirds of new mothers feel judged about their parenting choices, with most of the criticism coming from family. A postpartum doula can help parents make informed decisions and move forward within a judgement-free space. Postpartum doulas are constantly staying on top of the latest research, making them an up-to-date well of information regarding your current universe- that of you and your baby!
When is the best time to hire a postpartum doula?
Ideally, sometime in the third trimester, so that you can have sufficient time to research, interview and find the right fit. But not to worry: anytime during the fourth trimester is not too late!
OK, but how much does it cost?
$25/hr with a daily minimum of four hours.
Special discounted rates for single parent households
Travel zone is within 10 miles of zip code 91030
If any of this seems a little far out of your reach, either financially or if you're outside the travel zone, CALL OR EMAIL me. I am happy to discuss unique situations. Afterall, EVERY new Mama deserves to have a Postpartum Doula!
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