What Postpartum Doulas Do
As a Certified Postpartum Doula, my job is to work myself out of a job, giving you all the tools and confidence to take over on your own as soon as you’re ready. My team and I can help in just about any way you need while we’re with you, including (but by no means limited to):
Additional Services & Classes
Registry & Prenatal Support - $300
For those families that we are unable to work with after birth because we are booked. Some have family to help once baby arrives and won't need or be able to afford postpartum doula support in person. All of our clients get this support in their retainer when they hire us before birth. Registry selection support, including babywearing, layette, toys, equipment, feeding, diapering, car seat, stroller, and more via email before we meet. A prenatal meeting (up to 2 hours) about a month before your due date to go over babywearing, sleep expectations & routines, pumps/bottles, carseat installation/practice with a doll, strollers and more.
Lactation Doula Visit - $160/up to 4 hours
An in-home or in-hospital non-medical practical visit. This can be after your IBCLC visit to help implement what they have told you to do in a practical way that fits your life. Or in the days leading up to your IBCLC visit since feeding 8-12 times in 24 hours is a lot when things aren't going well and I can help until they have availability to see you. Or if your concern is non medical we may avoid needing an IBCLC appointment at all but I will always refer when things are out of my scope.
With a non-medical in-home or in-hospital lactation doula visit I can help with practical support, like you taking a nap/shower while I work on dishes/laundry while wearing the baby(ies) so you can be refreshed for the next feed. Up to 4 hours also allows the feed to be on demand instead of expecting a newborn to conform to our schedule, eliminating the stress of if the feed will line up the appointment time. Other topics can include: swaddling, babywearing, bottles, pumps, carseats, etc
Lactation Doula Visit - Hybrid - $400
Charges for this package of unlimited text and email support before birth and through 14 days postpartum plus up to 3 appointments (up to 1 hour each) is $400. The prenatal appointment will be virtual and the other appointment(s) can be in person or virtual, after birth. Additional appointments will be charged at $100 per 24 hours for up to 1 hour of virtual or in person support and unlimited text and email support for the 24 hours after the appointment.
Twins! Tips & Tricks Class - $100/2 hours
We'll go over positions for bottle and/or breast feeding, babywearing, sleep routine options, swaddling, registry items, carseats, and anything else you want to know. I have been working with twins and their families since 2011 as a certified postpartum doula and have completed Advanced Training for Doulas Working with Multiples through ABC Doula. This class will be held by appointment.
Tips & Tricks for the 4th Trimester Class - $100/2 hours
We'll pick from a list of topics that the group wants to discuss including but not limited to postpartum planning, carseats, babywearing, swaddling, registry items, burping methods, strollers, sleep, etc. I have been working with families in the first 3 months postpartum since 2011 and have lots of tips and tricks that my clients have found very useful that I want to pass along to other families! This class will be held by appointment.
Prenatal Carseat Class - $40/1.5 hours
A nationally certified child passenger safety technician will check the install of your seat in your car as well as help you practice putting a doll into your carseat so you'll be ready for your baby's first ride. This class is for first time expectant parents only, the weekly seat checks (Tues 10-12 or by appointment) are more suitable for those with older children. This class will be held by appointment.