Postpartum Doula Support
This support can be beneficial for that first week home or if you need support a few weeks or months after baby is born because the sleep deprivation has kicked in. Your postpartum doula can help ease the transition while you are healing, help with sleep support, and be an extra set of hands to ensure you are bonding, healing and resting. This is also a beneficial time for her to show you things like swaddling, diapering, bathing, and other newborn care support. She will also commonly be able to help you navigate your milk production and breastfeeding concerns, if any.
Ways a Postpartum Doula Supports mom:
- ensuring you are healing emotionally and physically
- talking through birth experience
- breastfeeding tips and support
- helping ensure you are sleeping and resting by caring for baby
- helping you with Sitz baths, staying hydrated, and OTC medications
- helping ensure you are eating a healthy, healing diet
- offer tips for different breastfeeding positions and tools
- help you navigate your the transition between colostrum and your milk coming in
- recognizing signs of postpartum mental health disorders and helping you navigate your options for care
- helping with swaddling, bathing and sleep support
- helping with feeding (breast or bottle)
- recognizing possible areas of concern and helping find solutions (lip/tongue ties, gassiness, etc)
- light housekeeping
- light laundry
- light meal prep
- helping run errands or anything else that might be causing some unnecessary stress.
- and more...
BASIC PACKAGE | 20 hours | $800
STANDARD PACKAGE | 100 hours | $3800
DELUXE PACKAGE | 250 hours | $9000
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ALL PACKAGES INCLUDE:
Prenatal Meeting with Postpartum Doula:
Upon signing contract, client will set up a call with postpartum doula to discuss scheduling options, and come up with general process for doula and mom to have ready for when baby is born (how soon will she want care, generally how many hours of a shift, certain days of the week, etc)
Intake Interview with Postpartum Doula:
Once baby is born, PP Doula will set up a call or will bring intake information to her first shift to go over all the client's specific requests via a Postpartum Intake form.
Contact care, attention and support to ensure client is healing physically and emotionally. Helping make sure she is taking vitamins, eating food, resting, nourishing her body, taking sitz baths, etc as needed. Helping baby with comfortability, feeding, sleeping, hygiene, and bonding. Helping with some light housekeeping, some laundry, some meal prep, an errand or anything else that might be causing some unnecessary stress.
Exit Interview with Client
Once contract has ended, PP Doula will set up a call or will finish last shift with an exit interview with the client to ensure she is healthy, supported, and ready to continue her journey without additional support. Ensure she is either not struggling with PPMDs or is seeking counsel and receiving medical treatment as needed.
All packages require a 4 hour minimum time and 12 hour maximum for support. Night shifts require a minimum of 8 hours.
How does the doula support me?
The postpartum doula has 3 points of focus in the early days and weeks of providing support.
Postpartum Doula’s Primary Focus
The postpartum doula’s primary focus is on the client’s recovery from giving birth. That includes physical and emotional recovery. Both are complex in nature and the doula trained by ProDoula is equipped with the knowledge of what is “normal” and what is “beyond the scope of normal” when it comes to post-birth recovery. When something is beyond the scope of normal, the postpartum doula encourages the client to contact their medical provider and continues to support them as they navigate the issue.
Postpartum Doula’s Secondary Focus
The postpartum doula’s secondary focus is on the baby’s (or babies) adjustment to life on the outside of the womb. This includes comfortability, feeding, sleeping, hygiene, and bonding. Again, the ProDoula trained postpartum doula is equipped with the knowledge of what is “normal” and what is “beyond the scope of normal.” If something appears to be beyond the scope of normal, the postpartum doula encourages the client to contact their medical provider and continues to support them as they navigate the issue.
Postpartum Doula’s Tertiary Focus
The postpartum doula’s tertiary focus is on anything that can inhibit the first two. That might include some light housekeeping, some laundry, some meal prep, an errand or anything else that might be causing some unneccessary stress.