Niko&Kavi

Postpartum doulas provide:

Emotional support

The transition into new parenthood can be vulnerable, and postpartum doulas are experts in emotional support, active listening and encouraging new moms and dads to follow their own hearts. Empathy, a hug or even a good laugh together can do so much for a new parent!

Evidence-based information and support
Postpartum doulas are trained to understand what new babies – and new mothers – truly need. The doula helps with soothing techniques, offers breastfeeding or bottle feeding support, and explains normal newborn behavior.

Practical support
It’s all hands on deck with a new baby, and postpartum doulas can help the days go by more smoothly by helping with the baby’s laundry, doing the dishes or preparing simple, nourishing meals.

Partner and sibling support
A new baby means transition for everyone, including parents, grandparents and little brothers and sisters. Postpartum doulas understand what everyone needs, and part of their role is to help the entire family adjust and settle in.

$25/ hour for a minimum of 8 hours. Hours can be added on as needed.

 

Services

During your pregnancy

  • free consultation
  • one prenatal visit in the comfort of your home
  • one prenatal group workshops that will focus on
    • breastfeeding and babywearing

After the birth

  • Continuous physical and emotional support (listening to your birth story, your fears/frustrations/concerns, observing your postpartum recovery, etc.)
  • Baby care education and support (assist in bathing, feeding, comforting the baby, cutting baby’s nails, organizing the nursery/your home, etc.)
  • Breastfeeding or supplementing support
  • Preparing simple, nutritious meals
  • Simple housework (laundry, vacuuming, emptying garbage, straightening up the house, dust, dishes, etc.)
  • Watching the baby and/or older children so Mom/Dad/Partner can rest
  • Lending library
  • Referrals to other professionals as needed
  • Unlimited telephone, text, and email support

 

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