Nested Postpartum Doula Services
Daytime Infant Care
I provide emotional support, infant care and education, maternal postpartum recovery and breastfeeding support, light household support (dishes, laundry, etc.), meal preparation, errands, sibling care, community resources and referrals, specialized support for postpartum mood disorders, and practical assistance with multiples and preemies.
Daytime Doula Care Services Can Include:
- Emotional support
- Infant care and education
- Meal preparation
- Light household support (dishes, laundry, etc.)
- Sibling care
- Maternal postpartum recovery and breastfeeding support
- Community resources and referrals
- Specialized support for postpartum mood disorders
- Practical assistance with multiples and preemies
(3 hour shift minimum)
Overnight Infant Care
Overnight care includes all infant care, and maternal and breastfeeding support. The function of overnight care is for new parents to feel confident that their baby is in competent hands so that they can get a substantial stretch of sleep. Overnight care is particularly helpful when the mother has had a cesarean section, a difficult pregnancy or birth experience, maternal physical or mental health concerns, maternal or infant sleep challenges, newborn adoption, one parent is absent, or when one or both parents are returning to work. I also support families with older babies navigate nighttime sleep issues and help with sleep training.
(6 hour shift minimum)
What does a postpartum doula do?
What a postpartum doula does changes from day to day, as the needs of the family change. Postpartum doulas do whatever a mother needs to best enjoy and care for her new baby. A large part of their role is education.
They share information about baby care with parents, as well as teach siblings and partners to “mother the mother.” They assist with breastfeeding education. Postpartum doulas also make sure the mother is fed, well hydrated and comfortable.