Postpartum Doula Support

Postpartum Doulas are professionally trained to care for mothers after birth, and to aid in their healing and recovery, newborn care, feeding, and promoting bonding between parents and their infants.

Postpartrum doulas come to your home after the birth of your baby and provide education, nonjudgmental support and companionship, family adjustment, meal preparation and light household tasks.

Studies show that cultures in which women feel secure and are cared for by others and are expected only to nurture themselves and their babies during this time period have superior outcomes in postpartum adjustment.  Women who are given support have greater breastfeeding success, greater self-confidence, and less postpartum depression than those who do not.

A Postpartum Doula Can Help With….

  • Caring for the mother as she recovers from birth
  • Processing her birth experience
  • Screening for postpartum mood disorders
  • Breastfeeding support and help with latching and positioning
  • Bottlefeeding tips, as well as bottle and pump cleaning and sterilization
  • Changing diapers, both disposable or cloth
  • Baby wearing assistance, education, and demonstrations
  • Swaddling baby
  • Soothing strategies to reduce crying
  • Sleep education and routines
  • General newborn education for parents
  • Light housekeeping, nursery organization, laundry and food prep
  • Provide resources and referrals for professional services to assist in mother or baby’s healing process (massage, chiropractor, pediatrician support, IBCLCs, support groups, ect.)
  • Care for baby when parents want to shower, nap, or spend some time with their older child(ren)

My Qualifications and Experience

  • Certified Postpartum Doula (BAI)
  • Certified Sacred Postpartum Holistic Practitioner
  • Advanced Breastfeeding Skills Support training
  • M.S. Counseling Psychology
  • A.A. Child Development
  • Certified in Pediatric and Adult CPR and Emergency First Aid
  • Mother of four children

 

Postpartum services are available within a 20 mile radius of Dumfries VA.

Ala-cart Pricing: $30 per hour

Postpartum Support Packages make an excellent Gift!

"It takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a village to support a parent."

Edina MacDonald