When parents receive caring support while adapting to parenthood, they experience greater feelings of security and success during this time.
Research tells us that women who experience postpartum support from Doulas have:
- Greater breastfeeding success
- Greater self-confidence
- Less postpartum depression
- Greater feelings of support for and from the partner, which can have a significant impact on their partner's own experience
- Lower incidence of abuse than those who do not have a Doula
- Timely referrals to competent, appropriate professionals and support groups
- More education on what to expect from a newborn
- Increased baby-soothing skills
- Greater sense of communication and bonding with their infant
- Better coping skills
As a Postpartum Doula, I provide the following:
Mother care, support and guidance
Listening to and help with processing your birth story
Breastfeeding and Infant feeding support and counseling
Baby care instruction (bathing, cord care, swaddling, skin to skin contact etc.)
Nursery organization and advising on infant necessities
Guidance regarding Infant Sleep
As a Postpartum Doula, I do not:
Babysit or stay alone with older children for an extended period of time.
Perform any major household tasks or cleaning
I do not offer any form of medical advice
Postpartum Doula Rate: $45/hour, minimum 2 hours per visit
I like to meet my Postpartum Clients at least once before the birth of their baby to discuss their expectations of the postpartum period and to define my role as your Postpartum Doula. There is no charge for this first meeting and it is free of obligation.
Visits to clients outside the Halifax/Bedford area may be subject to charges for travel time.
I work with other Postpartum Doulas in the community to offer you optimal and extended time frames of care to suit your family.
I will let you know of times that I am unavailable to provide support. I will make every effort to cover those times by arranging for a back-up Doula.
Request postpartum support as a baby shower gift! Gift Certificates are available.