POSTPARTUM SUPPORT SPACES ARE CURRENTLY FILLED FOR FALL + WINTER 2020

POSTPARTUM CARE

The postpartum journey, or "fourth trimester" as it is often
referred to, is a time of big transitions. Tending to a whole new life while simultaneously healing from pregnancy + birth and all the other aspects of everyday life, is a lot for anyone. Caring + nurturing a postpartum family is an important tradition that leads to healthier + happier families and communities.
As a Postpartum Doula I offer this care to families in a way that they can be free of guilt, shame or anyone's projected biases. I understand + trust that you know what is best for you and your family. I am there to simply help you to grow your confidence in your own wisdom, support your families mental + physical health and make the transition a little easier for everyone.
My presence in your home is gentle + quiet. I don't need to be hosted or tended to, I simply carry out my services in a way that promotes your ability to feel at ease + "catch your breath". Each visit is tailored to your current needs and that can look the same or different each time.

“As you transition through the Passage you will not be alone.”

- Heng Ou, The First Forty Days

POSTPARTUM CARE CAN INCLUDE

  • Access to my lending library of books & DVDs

  • Personalized prenatal & postpartum visits

  • Emotional, physical & educational support

  • Light housekeeping (laundry, dishes, sweeping, tidying-up)

  • Cooking & meal preparation

  • Breastfeeding/ chestfeeding assistance

  • Newborn care education & assistance (bathing, swaddling, etc.)

  • Babywearing assistance

  • Nurturing services (pampering, herbal baths, steams, henna, moxibustion, etc.)

  • 24/7 phone, text & email support

  • Errands, grocery shopping, etc.

  • Meal tree organization/ management

  • Postpartum & Babymoon planning

  • Resources and referrals

  • and more.

SERVICE PACKAGES

A Little Help Package

ONE 3 HOUR DAYTIME CUSTOMIZED VISIT

+ DIGITAL POSTPARTUM PLANNING GUIDE

+ Email communication

+ One 3 hr. daytime PP visit

+ Support handouts

+ Digital postpartum guidebook

+ Discounts on workshops

$75

Innate Traditions Package

10 HOURS OF POSTPARTUM CARE + 1 PLANNING MEETING + PHONE SUPPORT

+ One 2 hr planning visit

+ 10 Hours of daytime PP care

+ Access to lending library

+ Support handouts + tools

+ Phone & email support

+ Discounts on workshops

$350

Financial assistance: I provide my services at a discounted rate for single expecting individuals, those under the age of 18 & BIPOC folks. I also volunteer my services a certain number of times per year. Please contact me for more information.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A POSTPARTUM DOULA

What does a typical daytime Postpartum Doula visit look like? While each visit is alway tailored to the needs and desires of each family, this is what one of my three hour visits has looked like.
Arrival...
- Supportive & unbiased listening. 
- Answered concerns & questions. 
- Babywearing learning session (sleeping baby then transferred to me). 
- Parents getting a nice long, hot shower. 
Meanwhile...

- Dishes done & put away. 
- Laundry washed, dried & folded. 
- Recycling filled and taken out for pickup. 
- Tidied up the house. 
- Care items/gifts and encouraging notes placed around the home. 

Then...

- A foot massage for healing parent.
- Heart to heart visiting.
- Meal prepared & parent fed. 
- Dishes done again. 
- Extra snacks cuts up and left in fridge. 
- Tea made. 

And finally...

Leaving a fresh new parents with that special smile and relaxed posture that comes from being cared for. 

Now when their partner gets home from work they can settle in and cozy up with their new family instead of worrying about everything else.