Postpartum Doula Services
What is a Postpartum Doula?
A Postpartum Doula is a knowledgable professional who assists families during the critical period immediately after the birth of their baby. They "mother the mother" and offer physical, emotional, and informational support to the family as well as practical help. The Postpartum Doula's expertise in mother and baby care enable her to assist with postpartum comfort measures, breastfeeding support, non-judgmental guidance in infant care techniques, information on normal postpartum restoration, and family emotional assistance through this major transition.
Description of Services
As your Postpartum Doula I will come to your home to care for the mother during her physical recovery and emotional transition after childbirth. This includes a wide range of offered services such as:
Drawing herbal baths for mom.
Care for baby while mom is napping, showering, resting.
Providing sibling care.
Education in basic infant care.
Supporting in household management tasks (preparing meals, food prep, organization, laundry etc.)
Overall being a extra set of trained, caring, supportive hands as the family as a whole adjusts to having the new baby at home.
Additionally, I am trained to know when things are not progressing normally and how to utilize resources and suggest referrals for help when appropriate. I have a deep respect for the family structure and am skilled in providing information and help in a way that empowers the new parents to care for their own baby while at the same time offering guidance and support.
Once approved by the mother's care provider, I also offer private, in-home, postpartum yoga to support the process of healing.
I offer Postpartum Doula support during the first three months after birth.
Rates are $40/hr with a minimum of 20 contracted hours. $45/hr for less than 20 contracted hours.
DISCOUNTED rate for families contracting for birth services as well.
There is a minimum of 3 hours per home visit.
Additional fee required for families outside of Boulder County.