Note: I will not be accepting new clients as of June 2018. Please see the Upper Valley Doulas directory to find a postpartum doula.
When people think about doulas, they usually think of birth doulas. But there’s a another type of doula called a postpartum doula. As a postpartum doula, my goal is to support and care for new parents so that they can focus on caring for their new baby.
Postpartum doula support commences with a consultation, free of charge, to see if I am the right postpartum doula for your family. If we decide to work together, we meet in your home once or twice a week for three to twelve weeks. Shifts last between three and eight hours. I help you with your practical needs, like meal preparation, household organization (laundry, dishes, light housekeeping), or running errands. I can hold your baby while you take a shower or nap, or spend time with your older child. I provide information and guidance with newborn care such as breast and bottle feeding, diapering, and infant soothing. As your doula I am present as a support person for your emotional experience of the postpartum period. Ideally, a postpartum doula will work herself out of a job as families find their groove. I love being present for the transition that families make in the months after their new family member is born.
I live in Randolph Vermont and work within a 45-minute driving radius of where I live. This includes Montpelier, Barre, Northfield, Randolph, Hanover, West Lebanon, Norwich, and surrounding towns.
- 6 weeks of support: $1000 (Two days per week of newborn and postpartum doula care in your home: 36 total hours of support)
- 3 weeks of support: $550 (Two days per week of newborn and postpartum doula care in your home: 18 total hours of support)
- One session: $200 (One day of newborn and postpartum care support in your home: six total hours of support)
- If you would like full days of support (8 hour shifts) for two or more days per week, my hourly rate is $27.
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