What is a Postpartum Doula?
A postpartum doula provides professional in-home, non-medical, physical, emotional, care and support to families after the birth of their newborn. Each doula has unique and distinct skills to offer their families. It is important to determine what your needs are in order to select the right person.
Can you help me with breastfeeding?
Yes, I am a lactation educator and IBCLC in training. I will help you with proper latch techniques and answer any questions you may have regarding breastfeeding. Anything out of my scope of training will be referred to a professional.
Are you available to travel with us?
Yes, I love to travel with families and have a passport to travel abroad for extended periods of time schedule permitting.
How are you different from other doulas?
I have been working with families for over 20 years. I have a wide scope of training, education and professional experience that differentiates me from most doulas in the industry.
Would you be willing to cook healthy meals for our family?
I love cooking for my families. I come from a long lineage of great cooks and make every attempt to uphold the family tradition. In recent years, I have explored more healthy organic alternatives and can accommodate any dietary restrictions.
Why you may need a doula?
Many clients do not have immediate family in the area to assist with their newborn. They may not have much experience or have ever spent much time caring for a baby. A doula will offer practical advice and solutions that are evidence based.
What is a typical length of stay?
Every family’s need varies. Length of commitment contracted with a doula depends on desired help, budget and objectives. Typical stays are from a month to three months. Shorter durations can be arranged schedule permitting.