Postpartum Doula & Breastfeeding Education Service
Nurturing, Integrating, and Educating
families during their magical time after birth.
Daytime Support (In-Home)
4-8 hrs per visit / Between 8 am and 4 pm
$35.00/hr for singleton; $40.00/hr for multiples
How does the support look like?
Before birth, I'd like to visit your home to get familiar with the "work place" and visualize the support. Also, this is for you to feel comfortable with me in your private space before sensitive postpartum time. If time is not allowed, I can also do a virtual intake via Skype or FaceTime.
Inform me on the status as much as you can. In order for me to serve you on the first or next day home (or on the same day of home birth), notify me as soon as you or your partner is in labor. So I can assess when your first day home would be.
There would be a lot of assessments and trials on a first week. How is everyone feeling? Have you showered or eaten yet? How is your breast/chestfeeding going for you? If you'd like, I can cuddle your baby while you nap or shower and I can tidy up the space, so you don't feel too overwhelmed. Once you had some breakfast, let's look at your baby's feeding. Or you need help assembling your breastpump or setting up with baby gear. We really go with the flow! Every family and every baby is different.
As we work together, we gradually establish a " flexible routine". I can show your partner how to do babywearing, so you can take a nap while they go on a walk! Perhaps your fur baby needs a major attention because pets need adjustments, too! When your partner has to return to work, I could accompany with your doctors appointments, so you get to used to the driving with your baby and public breastfeeding. You may have a lot of questions about infant sleep. I offer evidence-based educations from baby development to lactation hormones. Education allows you make informed decisions, which leads to your confidence. My goal as a doula is to empower you as the family, so you can "wean off" a doula!
1 to 3 days a week, 8 consecutive hours per visit
9 pm-5 am or 10 pm-6 am
$40.00/ hr for singleton; $45.00/hr for multiples
How does the support look like?
Overnight support is to give you a maximum rest without compromising your night parenting. As the same as daytime support, I'd come visit prenatally or before the shift to assess the environment and you notify me of the status. I usually like to have my "station" to rest and watch the baby sleep such as a sofa or recliner that is in a separate room than where you sleep --usually a living room or nursery.
During first few weeks, you will feed the baby 2-3 hours around the clock. If you breast/chestfeed, it can be more! When the time comes, I bring your baby to you and you nurse as long as needed. When you are done, you go back to your slumber and I can change, soothe back your baby to sleep.
When everyone is asleep, I can do a quite tasks such as washing breastpump parts, prepping breakfast, or fold laundry.
Naturally interaction during the night than daytime shift which is time for a lot of education. I can do "an activity" for you to see in the morning. I sleep until mid afternoon, so please email or text me to communicate with me for anything I should know then I respond as soon as I am up!
An Important reminder is that families still need to involve with night parenting which means, I cannot take over the baby care while you sleep for 8-straight hours. This is especially crucial to nursing parents as milk needs to be removed so frequently or the supply drops. Also, there will be A LOT of night wakings you would need to attend throughout your child's early life. I am here to guide you to get used to that routine and if you rather need night nanny services, I can refer you to the network of the professionals.
Serving South Bay and surrounding areas.
Please feel free to discuss with me if you have financial difficulties. I am flexible to work with anyone who wants my service. If I could not provide the service you need, I can refer you to other amazing fellow birthworkers who could take care of