The following are just a few of the many services provided:
nurturing the bond between baby and mother while supporting the fourth trimester, everything involving baby care, baby-calming techniques, light housekeeping & laundry, organization of baby's belongings, breastfeeding/bottle support, assistance with sibling care, nutritious meals/snack preparation, emotional support for mother/partner/family. Medical care is not provided within this service.
Support can also be offered in baby wearing, cloth diapering and methods for raising baby holistically.
Did not see a service listed that might be needed? Ask me! This list is never inclusive and always client-specific.
Fees: Postpartum Care is provided at a cost of $22 per hour between the hours of 8 am & 8 pm. Hours between 8 pm & 8 am will cost $225 per hour. An additional $1/hr will be added for multiples.
Benefits of Postpartum Doula care:
- Increases success of breastfeeding
- Facilitates parent-infant bonding
- Decreases incidence of postpartum depression
- Encourages appropriate well-baby and mother care
- Increases parents' confidence in their parenting skills
Source: Nurturing Beginnings by Debra Pascali-Bonaro