A postpartum doula is a professional who nurtures and cares for families in the early postnatal period, usually up to 12 weeks after baby is born. In the comfort of your home, we provide infant feeding support, infant care, care of the birthing person, breastfeeding information, light housekeeping, light cooking, and emotional support for the entire family.
Doula services with Laura cost $25 per hour. Families usually schedule 2-3 doula visits per week, of between 4-6 hours per visit. Doula services can be scheduled for one week, and any amount up to 12 weeks depending on a family's needs and budget.
Yes! Doulas provide non-medical support only. If your doula notices any problem of medical concern, they will make an appropriate suggestion or referral. Doulas do "light housekeeping" which can be confusing at times. On the Yes list: A quick floor sweep or refilling toilet paper. On the No list: Regular mopping or cleaning toilets.
Your doula will greet everyone at home and find out expectations for the day. She is likely to start a load of baby's laundry, fix a snack or meal for mom, assist with nursing, empty the dishwasher, put baby down for nap, assist with sling use, fold and put away laundry, then get mom another snack. These things could happen in just about any order, but this is a very common doula day.
First, schedule a meeting with your prospective doula. You can contact Laura at 412.721.7291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second, meet the doula in your home! Laura provides acquaintance visits free of charge. Try to have all regular caregivers present so they can interact with your potential doula. If things don't feel right, interview another doula.
Great news! Contact Laura via phone or email. She will work with you to make a schedule for two weeks at a time.
Laura is an excellent listener and helper. She is extremely sweet and considerate. She's also very helpful at taking care of me and my baby. She is very good at comforting babies."Nien-Jung W.
Laura provided postpartum Doula services after the birth of my second child. She was terrific! She started coming a day or two after I came home from the hospital with the baby. She was always very gentle and caring and make sure my needs were met. She has a fantastic way with babies and has a very calming personality. She always made sure I got to take a nap, have a meal or snack, shower or otherwise do things that are very hard to do when you are taking care of a newborn. She genuinely seemed to care and was very helpful in terms of giving tips for taking care of a newborn, including breastfeeding, as well as babywearing. She enjoys what she does and she is very good at it. I strongly recommend her without reservation.
Laura is amazing, I call her the baby whisperer. She was such a huge asset after having my baby, especially with having a 20 month old already. Laura was always ready to lend a helping hand in whatever way you felt was helpful, whether it was to prepare you a meal to make sure you ate, refill your water bottle, or hold the baby so you could take a much needed nap.
"The one invaluable thing that Laura offered was her extensive knowledge- of baby wearing, breastfeeding, cosleeping, and many other topics. She was always willing to lend a listening ear and offer reassurance and guidance. I highly recommend Laura as a postpartum doula and am so grateful to have had her help."
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