Postpartum Doula services are $50 an hour.
As examples of the varying forms of postpartum support available,
the packages listed below combine what I believe are the most important elements of care for the new family at a discounted rate.
If these packages aren't a perfect fit, I can design one specifically suited to your needs -
just call or email and let me know what you're looking for!
Learning to Breastfeed: $400
Side-by-side and virtual support help you navigate the most intense period of breastfeeding, during the first two weeks of your new baby's life. As you are learning, I will provide:
Back to Work: $250
This package includes a planning session in your home before your return to work, a home visit after your return to work to debrief, and continuous virtual support via phone, FaceTime, and text during your first two weeks back at work. I will help you:
Breastfeeding Counseling: $150
For a mother-baby dyad struggling with breastfeeding, I provide hands-on support to make adjustments to technique and other suggestions to support your breastfeeding journey. This includes:
It can be overwhelming to sort through the many choices when making purchases for a new baby or filling up a registry, especially since you've never had a baby! As someone who is very familiar with the current products on the market and uses them often with lots of different babies, I can advise you on the must-haves and the money-wasters. I will meet you at your home to see your space and hear what you are looking for, and then help you make decisions on what you really need, throughout your prenatal planning. This service is $75.
For the Bringing Home Baby package, and the Learning to Breastfeed package, it is more helpful to you if we have time to meet before your baby has arrived, but we can start after the birth as well. I love to know as soon as possible when your baby is born so that I can come see you in the first 24 hours ideally, and definitely within 48 hours. I do home visits in the mornings, evenings or weekends. You can text, call or email me at the contacts below at any time before or after the birth to discuss your interests and needs!
Bringing Home Baby: $725
This is the basic package of postpartum support, designed to support the new family as they bond, adjust, and grow in confidence during the most important first few weeks.
This package includes:
Add-on Weeks During the Fourth Trimester: $275
After the initial two weeks, you may choose to add additional weeks as needed. Typically families need less support as both the baby and their confidence grow, and by the end of the fourth trimester, they are ready to run on their own!
Doula for a Day: $200
For the new family who finds themselves overwhelmed and needs an injection of support, this package provides immediate assistance with the essentials of baby care and household organization. This includes:
Partner Support: $275
Doulas are here to support the whole family! Sometimes partners appreciate help finding their own strengths and feeling more confident in their role with the baby. Some couples also find it helpful to have an objective third party available to answer questions. Many families use this package to support a new father as he begins paternity leave as the primary caretaker. This package includes:
The gift of the nurturing support of a doula is a thoughtful way for family and friends who cannot be present to provide support in absentia, or for anyone looking to send a gift to someone who already has the requisite baby gear. Often this is a nice alternative baby shower gift, or a gift from the grandparents to the new parents. I am happy to put together a gift certificate specific to your family or friends' situation.