“All mothers need instruction, nurturing and an understanding mentor after the birth of a baby.” 

Sally Plackin  “Mothering the New Mother”

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THE ENTIRE FAMILY BENEFITS with

DOULA SUPPORT IN THE WEEKS FOLLOWING BIRTH

 

I passionately provide nurture & support to new families as they bring their new baby home.  I help families in planning to meet the inevitable changing family routine.  Postpartum doulas are trained to help integrate the newborn into the family while helping mom recover from childbirth.  Recognizing that every family has different needs, I will accommodate and support your unique situation.  I can aid you in whatever it may be to make your days and nights smoother  My experience, knowledge and variety of services can help you become more confident in your skills as a new parent, while often giving you valuable time to sleep!   As your after baby doula I often take a huge load off of partners so they are less exhausted and have more time for family bonding.  Extra hands are available for helping with meal preparations, laundry, care for newborn and/or older siblings while be an attentive ear to moms questions/concerns with infant care, her own recovery and postpartum adjustments. 

After baby doulas are often helpful when partner returns to work and mom is suddenly on her own with a newborn.  A few extra hours of postpartum support can help ease this transition while empowering new moms with reassurance while instilling confidence.

 

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"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new." Rajneesh

 

AFTER BABY DOULA investment : 

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$30/hour with a 8-hour minimum signed contract

$40/HOUR FOR OVERNIGHT SERVICES

services include

 

  • Emotional support & education:  help with Mom's adjustment in the postpartum period, including; baby blues & postpartum depression

  • Assistance with all aspects of feeding;  breastfeeding support, assistance with breastfeeding issues & concerns, bottle prep & cleaning

  • Baby care, including but not limited to help with soothing, swaddling, feeding, diapering, bathing, learning your babies hunger cues, deciphering different cries & cord care

  • Basic meal preparation

  • Errands & Grocery Shopping

  • Household organization, light housework, laundry help

  • Extra help with multiples

  • Nursery organization

  • Time management & scheduling for Mom or baby

  • Baby wearing education

  • Help with siblings & pets

  • Community resources & referrals

  • Help prepare for the transition back to work

  • Any unique concern or need your family has

 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES include:

MEAL PLANNING & PREPARATION

home & nursery organization

 

(aDDITIONAL CHARGE OF $20/DAY WILL BE APPLIED to all postpartum services IF YOUR HOME IS BEYOND 40 MILES FOR BOTH DAY & NIGHTTIME SERVICES)

to schedule a free consultation CONTACT JODY at joswank@gmail.com or 423-310-7110

 

jody is TRAINED & certified with cappa www.cappa.net

& DONA www.dona.org