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FAQ

What is a Postpartum Doula?
A Postpartum Doula is a trained, non-medical, emotional and physical support person who assists you and your family after your baby(or babies) has been born. A Postpartum Doula can help every step of the way in your healing, adjusting to becoming a parent, and your breastfeeding success. Because every mother and family has different needs, my doula services are tailored to your circumstances and preferences. Having the support of a Postpartum Doula makes the difference in whether you survive or thrive in the fourth trimester!

*Postpartum Doulas are NOT medical professionals and do NOT diagnose medical conditions. Their role is to know what is outside their scope of practice and refer as necessary to the proper resources and providers.

How is a postpartum doula different from a night nanny?
Baby night nannies provide in-home care for newborns during the postpartum period. They may be either licensed nurses or laypersons. Some even work with babies who have special needs. Whatever the case, a baby nanny’s primary goal is to take care of the baby’s needs.

Postpartum doulas, on the other hand, are mostly focused on the mother, partner, and overall family. While doulas do provide care for babies, their primary goal is to support the emotions of the mother and provide different expertise and infant education to parents.

Both roles are important — it’s just a matter of the type of support you need.

What are the benefits of having a postpartum doula?
“I didn’t expect to use our doula postpartum, but I was open to it,” explains Amy Risher, mom of a 5-week-old, who gave birth recently during the COVID-19 pandemic. “What I also didn’t expect was really needing a community during isolation.”

“Our doula became that connection herself,” Risher says. “She answered questions I would have asked my mom friends and cheered and encouraged me the way my mom does. And she did her best to connect her clients and foster a community of new mothers.”

Along with fostering connection in a season of life that can feel quite isolating, there are some other benefits to having a postpartum doula.*

Will you pressure me to breastfeed?
NEVER!  I am there to support what is best for you and the baby, and I believe you are the best person to know that.  If you choose to breastfeed, I can certainly help as a certified breastfeeding educator.  If bottle-feeding is what works best for you, I will support you 100%.  My ultimate goal for your baby is they are being fed and growing, fed is best!

What is your pricing?
Please refer to my Pricing page.

What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Venmo or Zelle
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