Postpartum Doula Services

What is a Postpartum Doula?

A postpartum doula as a professional support person trained in the needs of the family in the days, weeks and months after birth or the addition of a new baby. The doula offers non-judgmental support, guidance, evidence based education and practical hands-on support immediately after birth through the first year.

(IDI.COM)

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Within those first crucial days of life up to the first year, Dear Doula provides postpartum support for the birthing individual, baby and the family.

Tasks of a Postpartum Doula: 

  • emotional support, reassurance, and empowerment to both caregivers 

  • nurture postpartum individual (emotionally, mentally, physically) 

  • help establish and maintain a routine (with feedings, sleep, hygiene) 

  • assessing the needs of the whole family 

  • providing recommendations to certain products/items and/or referrals to certain providers, if requested by family

  • encouragement and positive affirmations throughout the whole process 

  • newborn care hands-on education including: 

    • general newborn care: diaper changes, assist with burping

    • sleep habits/patterns 

    • feeding cues and tips 

    • help with bathing baby 

    • holding baby while napping 

    • modeling how to dress baby

    • sharing skills: babying soothing, swaddling, general care for infant

    • typical warning signs & when to call the doctor 

  • cord and circumcision care, if needed/requested 

  • organizing the nursery & household areas with baby items 

  • light house work (cleaning the bottles, disposing diapers, cleaning spoiled clothes/items) 

  • completing laundry (washing/drying, folding & putting away for baby & parents)

  • sibling education on babies and assist with the new transition, if requested

  • create shopping lists & help with meal preparation 

  • can attend postpartum appointments with postpartum individual and/or any appointments for infant (general doctor, lactation support, chiropractic, etc.) 

"Although the scientific definition of a postpartum period (or postnatal period) is 6 weeks, many experts agree that the recovery period is much longer than 6 weeks, even through the first year."
(IDI.com)
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Dear Doula offers Postpartum Day & Night Time Support! 

Day Hours: 8am-6pm 

Night Hours: 7pm-7am

Minimum of 12/hours of care per package

*Packages vary depending on family need*