Want someone to provide resources and newborn care skills with compassion, empathy, and understanding as you navigate the transition to parenthood?
As your postpartum doula, I will be by your side as you navigate this transition with support and evidence-based information. I care deeply about helping each client reach their goals and I am dedicated to providing professional care for the whole family. Whether you need an extra set of hands or just an extra set of ears, I will be there while you focus on your recovery and bonding with baby. I know that no two babies or two families are alike and that having help while you find your unique rhythm going forward will help you go forward as confident and empowered parents.
Whether you know what kind of support you need or you just know that help is needed, postpartum services are tailored to the needs of your growing family. Support may include:
Infant Feeding Support
No matter how you nourish your baby, feeding support can make a big difference in daily newborn life. From solving basic breastfeeding questions to providing information on supplementation and pumping to simply lending a hand with bottle feeding and sanitization. We can work together to reach your feeding goals.
Rest assured that those quirky newborn characteristics are totally normal. Learn effective ways to bathe, swaddle, soothe, and encourage healthy development in your newborn. If you have questions about carriers, cloth diapers, or any of the baby equipment around your home, I can assist with set up and use. Every part of newborn care is a chance for families to connect and form that very special bond.
Sleep deprivation is very real with a new baby in the home. It affects the whole household and can make new parenthood feel overwhelming. I can help you spot the developmental leaps that will cause more sleepless nights and develope holistic sleep plans that will help you reach your goals and get more shut-eye. I offer assistance with scheduling during the day as well as full overnight care so you can sneak in the full nights rest you have been missing.
Rest, Recover, Refresh
Sometimes we just need a moment or a morning to reset and feel refreshed. Take that time for yourself to rest, nap, or shower while your baby is well cared for. I can recommend products and ways to promote relaxation and comfort for common postpartum pains and if you are unsure how to balance family and friends that are willing to come help, we can plan to make the most of the support you have available.
Creating a functional flow of space to support parenting (i.e. nursing/diaper changing/tummy time stations throughout the home) helps the days go by smoothly. I offer to help with home organizing, quick errands and groceries pick up, snack and light meal prep, and light cleaning. Sometimes just having your laundry done and put away, dishes clean and clutter out of sight will help you feel on top of this whole new baby thing. Want to wake up to a tidy house and fresh coffee? Overnight support might be for you.
The first few months with a new baby inevitably bring many ups and downs. I am there to listen to your experiences, concerns, hopes, and fears and help partners process their own feelings as well as find practical ways to support the birth parent. All clients will have the opportunity to process their birth experience and any emotions they have in their postpartum time. I offer reassurance and perspective, watching for signs of postpartum blues or mood disorders. If any additional support is needed, I help families find the resources they need.
Whole Family Support
If there are siblings in the home, it can feel impossible to split your time with them and really bond with baby. I offer care for older children while you savor that special cuddle session with your newest, or baby can rest with me while you spend some quality time with their siblings. Just a little one on one time can make all family members feel special and connected.
Resources and connections to the local community
Besides offering a private online portal full of resources, I am happy to refer families to any needed specialists or support in their community. Building a village is hard and you don't have to do it alone.