I see postpartum as an extension of birth. And as the rhythm of birth tends to ebb and flow, so does your journey continue. It is the norm around the world to have a laying in period after the birth of your baby. There is wisdom in slowing down, cocooning with your baby and making this restful time a priority. I want to give you comfort in the knowledge that healing takes time, getting to know your new baby takes time and finding your new rhythm will take time as well. Much like birth, I bring with me patience and presence to families and hold a nurturing space for you to grow confident in your abilities as your capacity grows and you become more in tune with your baby and your choices. By honouring this babymoon period, I hold the intention that your postpartum time will be restful, confident and enjoyable!
What can you expect?
1 hour free initial consult
Up to date, evidence based support
Emotional Support within the 4th Trimester
Help in organizing the environment for ease
Opportunities for self care
Meal prep and nourishing snacks
Light household duties
Breastfeeding and/or bottle feeding support
Guidance on how to tune in to baby's cues
Baby wearing guidance
Basic newborn care
Normalizing infant behaviour and developmental stages
Certified infant sleep support
Resources and Community Connections
Reflexology or Reiki add on for $50
Day shifts are 3 hour minimum $30/hr
Evening/Overnight shifts $35/hr
Postpartum support during the day are often filled with food prep, self care opportunities, light house work, emotional connection and support navigating the new flow of daily life with a newborn.
Overnights are typically for embracing as much sleep as possible for all. Whether baby(ies) are fed by bottle, breast or a combination, they are often with the doula for during the duration of the shift. If breastfed, mother will be woken gently to nurse, with minimal disturbance, and then left to drift off again as soon as possible. (Full overnights 10pm-6am are the most popular or a shorter shift of 9pm-1am is a flexible option for some).
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