Postpartum Doula Support

Ease into parenthood?

IMG_1959Many parents find the energy and excitement surrounding their pregnancy shifts during the profound postpartum period. Postpartum doulas help facilitate a smooth transition for families in many practical ways. We’re especially helpful when a partner goes back to work or if your family is not local to Boston. Whether you need assistance fitting your baby carrier, finding time for a nourishing meal, or getting a few hours to sleep, I can help! I have experience with multiples, breast and formula fed babies, LGBTQ families, single parents, baby reflux/allergies and elimination diets.

As of fall 2016, I am limiting my postpartum clients to those who I’m already working with in a birth doula or placenta encapsulation capacity. Check out my resources page for other Boston-area postpartum doulas who I recommend. 

As your postpartum doula, I can provide:

  • In home daytime, weeknight and weekend care for newborns
  • Help with older children, light housekeeping
  • Time for you to rest, take a shower, or eat a nourishing meal
  • Breastfeeding, breast pumping or syringe/bottle feeding support
  • Meal preparation
  • Placenta services
  • Help with soothing, swaddling, bathing
  • Herbal, physical and emotional support

Often, shifts are scheduled in 3-4 hour blocks, a few days per week. As you feel more comfortable with your little one and schedule, we can cut back hours. For example, we could plan on 4 days per week, and move down to 2 or 3 days after a few weeks of postpartum doula care.

Standard postpartum doula fee is $30 per hour. Check out my DoulaMatch profile for updated availability. I do attend 1-3 births per month, and work with a few backup postpartum doulas if you are in need of help on a day that I get called to a birth!

Please contact me at emma@lavandoula.com with any questions or requests.