Frequently Asked Questions
What is a doula?
A doula is a trained professional who provides emotional and physical support to a mother before, during or after birth. A doula helps ensure that mom has information to achieve a healthy and satisfying experience. A doula also helps members of the family. It is just as important that partners and siblings receive emotional and physical support as they are learning and adjusting to the new baby that is being brought into their lives.
What is a postpartum doula?
A postpartum doula provides emotional and physical support during the fourth trimester. This is the first twelve weeks immediately after birth. The fourth trimester comes with major transitions for mom, her body and her family. The postpartum doula helps with the baby but the primary focus is the mother and the family's experience. A postpartum doula also gives informational support. Providing information on postpartum recovery, feedings, parent-infant bonding, infant care and development. Help with tasks around the home that may become challenging with a new baby such as preparing meals, laundry, and keeping the home tidy.
Why should I hire a postpartum doula?
Postpartum doulas can help in different ways for every family, what each family needs depends solely on that family. After birth, a postpartum doula aids with physical and emotional recovery. A postpartum doula can also help with emotional adjustment into motherhood while also being able to answer any questions regarding newborn care, sibling adjustment, or breastfeeding issues. A postpartum doula typically also helps with light housework, running errands and meal preparations. They assist with newborn care such as bathing, diapering, and soothing the baby. They also provide any necessary information and referrals to other professionals that families may need such as lactation consultants, pediatricians, postpartum support groups, parenting classes.
How many hours will I need?
The amount of hours of postpartum support that each family requires is solely based on the family and their needs. You decide the amount of hours that work best for you and your family. Each family can secure as many days and hours of their choosing.
Are you still providing in-home postpartum support during Covid-19?
How far in advance should I book you?
Every client gets first come first served availability so it is best to secure your services as soon as possible. To secure the dates and time that you would like for your family, you must sign your contract and submit a 50% retainer fee of your total balance.