Adjusting to life with a newborn baby is a big transition. Having adequate postpartum support can help a new family immensely and positively influences emotional health and well-being. A postpartum doula can support you during the initial weeks postpartum, help you if you have a partner returning to work, and be an extra set of hands for that 6-week growth spurt. Whether you are first time parents, or you have busy toddlers or children on the go, a postpartum doula can help!
Postpartum Services Include:
– Help with calming/soothing a fussy baby
– Newborn baby care
– Offering suggestions and sharing coping skills
– Meal preparation
– Breastfeeding and/or bottle feeding support
– Taking care of baby so parents can eat, shower or sleep
– Light housework (laundry, washing dishes etc)
– Providing emotional support and giving referrals when needed
Each postpartum care package includes a 1-hour intake. The intake appointment occurs prenatally and is an opportunity to meet before your baby arrives and plan how I can best support you as your postpartum doula.
Standard Postpartum Care
A total of 12 daytime postpartum shifts that you have the flexibility to use any time for up to 8 weeks from the date of your baby’s birth. This is a great package if you already have some postpartum support in place, but would like a bit of extra help to ease the transition of having a new addition to your family. Each shift is a minimum/maximum of 4 hours each.
Total support hours: 48 + 1-hour intake
Price: $1803 + HST
Extended Postpartum Care
A total of 18 daytime postpartum shifts that you have the flexibility to use any time for up to 8 weeks from the date of your baby’s birth. This package is recommended for families who do not already have a “village” of support, or if loved ones live far away. Each shift is a minimum/maximum of 4 hours each.
Total support hours: 72 + 1-hour intake
Price: $2523 + HST
Postpartum Care Mini Pack
A total of 6 daytime postpartum shifts that you have the flexibility to use any time for up to 8 weeks from the date of your baby’s birth. Each shift is a minimum/maximum of 4 hours each.
Total support hours: 24 + 1-hour intake
Price: $987 + HST
Additional daytime postpartum shifts can be purchased if needed:
$160 + HST per 4-hour shift
Because newborns and infants wake up frequently to eat day AND night! Have help from an experienced doula who can assist with night-time feedings, change diapers and soothe your baby so you can get some much needed sleep.
Price: $40/hr + HST (8-hour minimum)