I believe that everyone deserves a birth doula. And birth is just the first step. The transition to parenthood; the shift in identity, bringing home new baby - this is where the journey truly begins.
- ERIKA DAVIS
With out a doubt, pregnancy, labor and birth are truly awesome experiences. No matter how you bring baby earthside the experience can be life changing. But after you leave the hospital or the midwife and assistant leave your home you are left to care for a brand new human. Caring for that new human can be ovewhelming. My job as your Postpartum Doula is to help make the transition to parenthood one that is filled with support, loving care and loving kindness. As your Postpartum Doula I will help you with feeding, new baby care, household organization, meal preparation, and more. Above all, offering support is my primary concern and not support for your baby, but support for you.
For Your Convenience I offer several Postpartum Doula Packages One-Time Postpartum Visit Package $160 Within our 4-hour visit my primary goal is to start your family off on the right foot. Within the week of your birth I will join you in your home for a 4-hour visit to help you get settled confidently in your new role as parents. I will help you come up with a plan for the 4th Trimester, help you set up a nursing station, help with cord care and diapering, help with recognition of baby cues and any light housework or household organization you request in addition to the services listed above. If at the end of our time together more time is requested, it can be purchased in 4-hour increments.
Two-Week Package $900 The primary goal of this package is to set your family up for success by modeling and educating. Your first visit will be within the week of your birth and I will join 3x weekly over two weeks for a total of 24 hours. Care for this package varies from family to family and can include the examples given above.
Month Long Package $1500 The primary goal of this package is to set your family up for success and help you ease into your new role as parents. I will model and educate the family so that they are able to feel confident as new parents. Your first visit will be within the week of your birth and I will join you for 10, 4-hour postpartum visits over a one-month period. Care for this package varies from family to family and can include the examples given above.
Two Month Package $3200 80 Hours of Postpartum Doula Support Spread over 2 Months. The goal of this package is to set your family up for success and help you ease into your new role as parents. I will model and educate to help you gain confidence in your new role as parents. Your first visit will be within the week of your birth and I will join you for 4-6 hour postpartum visits over a two-month period. Care for this package varies from family to family and can include examples given above.
Fourth Trimster Package $4600 120 Hours of Postpartum Doula Support Spread over 3 Months. Includes 5 8-hour overnight postpartum doula visits. Three months after pregnancy, you are officially no longer pregnant. This package allows you to be surrounded by support for three months after the birth of your baby.
Overnight Postpartum Support $2000 40 hours of overnight Postpartum Doula Support Overnight postpartum support varies from family to family. Some families just want sleep and my role as your postpartum doula is to help facilitate that. Other families need support managing the overnight hours with their parents. Which ever you need, having extra hands to help feed and diaper baby at night can mean more sleep for you as new parents. With the exception of the 4-hour package, all payment for postpartum doula packages are due at the beginning of each week. There is a 10% discount for Birth Doula families.
Consultation I will do a complimentary consultation either in your home or other location where we can discuss your needs and what you are looking for in a postpartum doula. I prefer to do the consultation before your baby has been born so that I can make myself available to you as soon as you return home (for folks giving birth at hospital or in a birthing center), or so that I can plan to be by your side the day following a home birth. During the consultation we will discuss potential needs you may have as a new parent, your wishes for feeding your baby; either nursing, bottle feeding, supplemental formula feeding, or formula feeding, diapering, sleep plan, etc. This is also an opportunity for me to tell you a bit about myself and my doula philosophy.
What Service May Look Like This is really up to you and your partner. A Postpartum Doula's role is multi-faceted, but above all it is to help educate and empower new parents to feel confident in the transition from pregnancy to parenthood. Some of the ways that I can assist as your Postpartum Doula :
Creation of a Postpartum Plan
Emotional support for the transition from pregnancy to new parent
Nursing Support, with the knowledge of when it's best to add the support of a trained Lactation Specialist
Bottle Feeding Support
New Baby Care - confidence with swaddling, comforting, nail clipping, cord care, bathing, diapering, etc.
New Mother/Parent Care
Assistance with older siblings
Telling/Writing of your Birth Story
Light house work
Help with discussing parenting philosophy
A non-judgmental, heart-centered listening ear
Lending Library Families have access to my lending library of postpartum books during our time together.
Travel Fee - $75 For families living north of downtown Seattle and south of Lakewood
Special Circumstances I believe that every person should have the emotional, physical and psychological support of a doula no matter their financial situation and am happy to volunteer my time to those who are without means, which can include bartering for products and services and payment plan options. All Doula Fees and Services are payable in cash, check, Paypal (add additional $15 Paypal service fee), Google Wallet and Venmo. Check Availability here
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