What I do

What does a Postpartum Doula do?

As your postpartum doula there are many ways I can support you and your family. The word "doula"  comes from the ancient Greek word meaning,"a woman who serves." Now, it has taken on a more defined meaning - a caregiver who is professionally trained to support, empower and educate mothers and families through their postpartum period--without judgment.

A few things I offer are: 

  • guidance in decoding your newborn's behaviors and cues
  • household help such as light tidying, laundry, and food prep
  • a chance to get some sleep
  • tips for soothing your fussy or gassy baby
  • feeding support (breast and/or bottle)
  • referrals to professionals when needed
  • to empower, nurture, respect and care for the whole family unit

Some things I don't offer are:

  • to drive clients or children
  • to administer medication to children
  • to deep clean your home (I have resources for housekeepers I'm happy to share)
  • to exclusively babysit siblings
 Photo by Matthew Rice

Photo by Matthew Rice