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)

Within days of birth, Dear Doula provides postpartum support for the birthing individual, baby and the family.

Tasks of a Postpartum Doula: 

  • Emotional support/reassurance on parenting 

  • Nurture postpartum individual

  • Empowering and encouraging partner to be included with care

  • Assessing the needs of the whole family

  • Providing recommendations and referrals, if requested 

  • Emotional support of the individuals parenting choices 

  • Encouragement and positive affirmations 

  • Newborn care hands-on education including: 

    • Newborn appearance 

    • Sleep habits

    • Feeding

    • Bathing

    • Dressing Baby

    • Sharing skills: babying soothing, swaddling, general care 

    • Typical warning signs & when to call the Doctor 

  • Breastfeeding Counseling: 

    • Advanced breastfeeding education 

    • Helping knowing what is normal or when you need specialized care 

    • Help with comfortable positions for birthing individual, partner and baby

    • Establishing healthy routines 

    • How to recognize a successful latch 

    • Tips on how to use your breast pump, Haakaa, Collection Cups 

    • Proper milk storage 

    • Preparation of bottles and washing/cleaning/sterilizing 

  • Cord and circumcision care, if needed

  • Establishing routine (with feedings, sleep, hygiene) 

  • Organizing the nursery & household areas with baby items 

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

  • Sibling education and transition, if requested

  • Create shopping lists & help with meal preparation 

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 need for family*

Night-time Package Choices:

$25/per hour/daytime ~ $35/per hour/nighttime 

Bundle #1:

"Dear Doula, I need Sleep"

12 hours | 2 or 3 hours of care

$420+tax

Bundle #2:

"Dear Doula, See You in the AM'"

24 hours | 4 or 6 hours of care 

$840+ tax

Bundle #3:

"Dear Doula, Sweet, Sweet Dreams"

36 hours | 6 to 9 hours of care

$1,260 value for $1200 + tax 

"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)"