WELCOME! I am so happy that you are exploring Postpartum Support. It is so important to your recovery as a new mom and for your whole family as you transition into having a new baby in your home. My goal, as your doula, is for you to experience a positive and supported postpartum.
While supporting your family, I will always provide you with the most updated guidelines for feeding, sleep and education. I will encourage you to rest and recover from the monumental task of giving birth, while lovingly caring for your new little one.
My education and experience is vast. I have worked with hundreds of happy families all across the Boston area, including Cambridge and Sommerville. My training as a nurse, lactation educator, certified sleep consultant, childbirth educator and birth doula allow me to bring the very best of each area into my practice.
Daytime Visits and Overnights...
During my scheduled daytime visits I will tidy up the kitchen and family room, wash/dry/fold newborn laundry, help with nursery organization and run errands/do grocery shopping. For my breastfeeding mothers I provide lactation education and support as a Lactation Educator. For my mothers choosing to bottle feed their newborns I will teach you all about bottle feedings, including product recommendations and paced bottle feeding instruction. We will discuss pumping and milk storage guidelines when indicated. Education around newborn care, hygiene, soothing techniques and sleep will be part of our daily conversations.
I provide overnight care as sleep is vital to a mother's physical and mental well being. Overnight care offers the partner an opportunity to get a full night sleep while I'm supporting the new mother. I can take over complete care of your baby at night if you are bottle feeding. If you are breastfeeding I support your newborn between breastfeeding sessions. I leave the home straightened up and newborn laundry washed and folded. When bottle and pump parts are incorporated into the nighttime routine I wash and assemble all pieces leaving everything ready to use the following day.
I also provide overnight postpartum support in the hospital for families, allowing partners to return home for sibling/animal care or to get a complete nights sleep.
As the weeks of your support progress, I hope to work myself out of a job! Your confidence and skills will grow and you will be ready to take flight as a new parent.
It would be a privilege to join you on this life changing journey!
DAYTIME SUPPORT - 4 hour sessions $50/hr
OVERNIGHT SUPPORT = 9PM-5AM $50/hr
If you are interested in learning more about my doula services or would like to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be honored to support you on your journey and answer any questions you may have.
After many years of in person birth doula support, I have found a great need for support that is personal, practical and yet affordable for all. That is why I am so excited to offer you my expertise in a Virtual Package.
From the minute you contract with me, I become available to you until you are holding your new baby in your arms. We will have monthly check in appointments via phone, email, text or Zoom. During these check ins I will provide you with all of the content that is normally provided in person. This includes education, resources, planning tools, coping measures, stages and phases of labor and what to expect as you progress through each of one. We will discuss all of your questions and concerns and make sure that you and your partner are confident to embrace labor when the day arrives.
Once labor does start, I will join you virtually from those first twinges through your hospital admission and stay, including postpartum. In total this is over 48 hours of support!
I will provide invaluable tips during labor so that your partner can support you fully without having to have another person in that intimate space during your birth experience.
Virtual support is ideal for everyone and is much more affordable than spending thousands of dollars on in person support.
Virtual Package $600
As a certified sleep consultant I bring with me a wealth of knowledge that will positively impact the families who I support postpartum. This is a huge bonus to hiring me as your postpartum doula as a typical sleep consultant charges hundreds of dollars!
I will be there to help guide your baby into restful, age appropriate sleep and teach you how to understand normal newborn sleep.