A postpartum doula "mothers the mother" by providing experienced and non-judgemental guidance as you learn to care for your newborn. She can also provide you with assistance around the house and care for your older children while you bond with your new baby.
Your postpartum doula is a woman who assists you in the days and weeks following your baby’s birth. The role of the postpartum doula varies from family to family and day to day; the primary focus is to "mother the mother".
Research has shown that new parents who feel supported, secure and cared for during the postpartum period, are more successful in adapting to parenthood than those who do not.
As your postpartum doula I will...
Support you during the postpartum period
Every new mother and family is different. We will discuss your needs and how I can provide you with support.
Offer breastfeeding information and support
As a postpartum doula, I have received training in breastfeeding and I will support you by providing information and encouragement. I will help you arrange further professional support should it be necessary.
Allow you to rest
Sleep deprivation during the first few weeks can affect many areas of your life. While I am supporting you, I can hold and care for your baby while you nap.
Assist you with your older child(ren)
I can engage your older child(ren) in activities so you can rest and focus your attention on your new baby. I can also take care of the baby so you can spend some quality time with your older child(ren).
Perform daily household tasks
The most important job you have in the first few weeks is getting to know your new baby. When I come to your home, I can provide light housekeeping duties for you, such as laundry, emptying the dishwasher and running errands. I can provide snacks and meals for you and help prepare the next meal.
Assist you with newborn care
Bathing your baby for the first time can make many first-time parents nervous. I can teach you newborn care and offer an extra set of hands.
Be a resource for you
I will answer all of your questions to the best of my ability. We can discuss many topics, from umbilical cord care, normal newborn appearances and behaviours, to attachment parenting and babywearing. I will provide you with information about local community services.
Postpartum doula Support - $30/hour+HST
After filling out the online doula request form, you will be contacted by one of our doulas to arrange a no-obligation interview.
Postpartum doula services can be arranged before or after your baby's birth.
Payment for postpartum doula services are due at the time of service by cash, cheque or credit card.
All doula services are subject to availability.
Personalized gift certificates are available. The perfect baby shower gift!