Your birth has taken place and now, you’re a new parent - a new family! You’re off to a running start with a newborn all the while - an identity shift and routine of being a parent overcomes your world.
In the midst of learning so many new ways of living and of being with your infant, you somehow need to find the time to just be y-o-u. In between feedings with your babe, answering and learning to read their cues, helping to comfort them, loving them to sleep, bathing them + more - your time is fully invested in their being and of their becoming.
A postpartum doula comes into your experience as an extra set of compassionate hands to hold you, your babe, your household. Assisting you in this transition as you live a life with another being in your family. Nurturing your family as you learn to thrive together. Restoring your sense of normality as you investigate what that feels like for you. We mold the nest into independence so that when we leave you, you’re fulfilled in your role as a parent. Our goal is for you to gaze back on those initial moments with a new little bee so the buzzing that once felt overwhelming now exists as what is you and your lovely family.
PROVIDING YOU WITH:
Education: provide you with newborn baby care, basic baby wearing techniques, teach sibling into transition, partner's role in postpartum
Nutrition: create meal trains, prepare nutrient-dense food that heals, breastfeeding essentials
Feeding Support: whether or not you are breastfeeding
Family Care: errand-running, sibling care, pet care, light housekeeping, bottle-cleaning, laundry
Mothering the Mother: provide you with breaks from baby, shower time, naps, massage
Sleep Adaptation: availability for night shifts as needed
FEES + SCHEDULING:
Day: $30/hour (minimum of 4 hours); scheduling/fees may vary upon family's needs and number of babes; may be contracted a single day or a 3-9 week period per family; postpartum doula care is provided for any family.
Night: $25/hour (minimum of 8 hours); scheduling/fees may vary upon family’s needs and number of babes; may be contracted a single night per week or up to 3-4 nights per week.
Postpartum night doula role varies from daytime in that focus of care is primarily on baby’s needs during overnight support - offering mama + partner rest.
First week’s payment to be met upon hire; the remaining can be paid on a weekly basis on the first day of each week or otherwise written in a plan within the contract.
We offer sliding scale services and firmly believe having a doula is a right rather than a privilege. All families deserve accessibility to quality doula support. Connect with us for sliding scale, trade or incremental payment plans.
Serving McMinnville, Salem, Newberg, Corvallis, Lincoln City + Surrounding Areas
Journey into your new family with support!
Connect with us for an in-person or over-the-phone consultation - FREE of charge!