What is a Postpartum Doula ?

The goal of the postpartum doula is to nurture the mother and her family into becoming parents. With professional support from the doula, the mother and the family experience success, gain knowledge and become more self-confident with their baby. The Postpartum Doula usually provides visits during the day. Momease has several services from 3-hour to 6-hour postpartum packages for new parents. group-of-babies-already-own

What is a Baby Nurse/Newborn Specialist?

A Baby Nurse/ Newborn Specialist is a childcare professional or certified postpartum doula who comes into your home for a few weeks following childbirth. The Baby Nurse helps with infant care and can educate parents on infant care skills such as feeding and bathing; she will do night feedings and/or help support the mother in breastfeeding; perform baby related tasks. A Baby Nurse will typically have extensive training in newborn care, nutrition, bottle and breastfeeding and child development. (May or may not be a Licensed Vocational Nurse). Postpartum/Newborn Care Services include:
  • Feeding the baby or bringing the baby to the mom to nurse
  • Burping
  • Changing diapers (cloth or disposable)
  • Swaddling
  • Changing clothes or bed sheets if necessary due to spit-up or leaky diaper
  • Soothing the baby back to sleep
  • Keeping sleep and activity logs
  • Sleep education and general newborn education for parents
  • Help establish a sleep routine with the goal of 12 hour sleep at 12 weeks (this does not involve any crying or the “cry it out” method)
  • Bottle cleaning and sterilization
  • Cleaning pump parts
  • Bottle preparation for the following day

Postpartum Welcome Home Package

This package is designed with the needs of mommy in mind. As mothers’ transition home from the hospital, it is important to ensure that they receive both the emotional and physical support needed for such a tremendous transition. This package includes 3 three hour visits and is recommended for the first 15 days of baby’s life.

Session I

During the first three hours a postpartum doula will provide the new Mom with some much needed self-care. Mom will learn common methods for caring for the perineal area or C-section scar, as well as learning to cope with breast discomfort associated with nursing and an increased milk supply. Your doula will assess you for signs of postpartum depression and will recommend local services and resources that would ease your transition to parenthood, if needed. Light housekeeping will be included (functions related to mom or baby care, i.e. making beds, folding clothes, soaking baby’s laundry).

Recommended items: Rice pouches/heating or cooling pads, (nipple cream), (sitz bath), and nursing pillows.

Session II

During the second three hours a postpartum doula will begin to support mom and her partner with basic baby care needs which include caring for the umbilicus and or circumcision, efficient diapering, clothing, swaddling and common comfort measures used during the babies first few months of life. The postpartum doula can continue to assist mom with basic self-care, monitoring or supporting postpartum depression symptoms, and recommending local services and resources. Light housekeeping will be included (functions related to mom or baby care, i.e., making beds, folding clothes, soaking baby’s laundry).

Recommended items: Happiest Baby on the Block, Harvey Karp, M.D., Adanis and Anais swaddling blankets, Vaseline or petroleum free barrier creams.

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Session III

During the final three hours a postpartum doula will support mom and her partner with advanced baby care to include bath time, gentle touch techniques, examining baby’s communication cues and discussing normal sleep patterns and rhythms for baby. The postpartum doulas can continue to assist mom with basic self-care, monitoring or supporting postpartum depression and recommending local services and resources. Light housekeeping will be included (functions related to mom or baby care, i.e. making beds, folding clothes, soaking baby’s laundry). Total Fee is $360 for 9 hours

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To pay for services or request a gift cards click here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=144441&stype=-9


Baby Basics at Home

Session I

During the first three hours a postpartum doula will begin to support mom and her partner with basic baby care needs which include caring for the umbilicus and or circumcision, efficient diapering, clothing, swaddling and common comfort measures used during the babies first few months of life.  The postpartum doula can assist mom with basic self-care, monitoring or supporting postpartum depression symptoms, and recommending local services and resources.  Light housekeeping will be included (functions related to mom or baby care, i.e. making beds, folding clothes, soaking baby’s laundry).

Recommended items: Happiest Baby on the Block, Harvey Karp, M.D., Adanis and Anais swaddling blankets, Vaseline or petroleum free barrier creams.

 

Session II

During the second three hours a postpartum doula will support mom and her partner with advanced baby care to include bath time, gentle touch techniques, examining baby’s communication cues and discussing normal sleep patterns and rhythms for baby.  The postpartum doulas can continue to assist mom with basic self-care, monitoring or supporting postpartum depression and recommending local services and resources.    Light housekeeping will be included (functions related to mom or baby care, i.e. making beds, folding clothes, soaking baby’s laundry).

 

Session III

During the third three hours a postpartum doula will support mom and her partner with schedule management and routine development.  The postpartum doula will assist mom and her partner with establishing routines for daily living that will make the adjustment to parenthood a little smoother.  Sleeping and eating routines for parents can discussed along with how to build adult time into the new daily schedule.  The focus for this session is centered on couple care.  The postpartum doula can continue to assist mom with basic self-care, monitoring or supporting postpartum depression, and supporting partners who may be showing signs of depression or in need of support.  Light housekeeping will be included (functions related to mom or baby care, i.e. making beds, folding clothes, soaking baby’s laundry).

 

Session IV

During this fourth session the postpartum doula will begin to work with mom and her partner on baby wearing basics.  If mom has any baby wearing equipment these items can be practiced with the support of your doula.  Recommendations for baby wearing items can also be provided upon request of the mom or her partner.  The postpartum doula will support mom with making steps towards traveling out of the house, unassisted, to a location of choice by preparing the diaper bag and practicing how to place baby in the car seat or stroller.  The postpartum doula can continue to assist mom with basic self-care, monitoring or supporting postpartum depression, and supporting partners who may be showing signs of depression or in need of support.  Light housekeeping will be included (functions related to mom or baby care i.e., making beds, folding clothes, soaking baby’s laundry).

Recommended items:

 

Session V

During the fifth session the postpartum doula will continue the work of supporting baby wearing and assisting mom and her partner with preparing to travel outside of the home for leisure activities.  Breastfeeding holds will be explored that are more comfortable on the go when a nursing pillow is not accessible.  If mom expresses a desire to travel outside of the home the doula will accompany to a location of her choice for lunch to assist mom with challenges that often occur on the move (diapering, maneuvering a stroller, breastfeeding with a cover, etc).   The postpartum doula can continue to assist mom with basic self-care, monitoring or supporting postpartum depression, and supporting partners who may be showing signs of depression or in need of support.  Light housekeeping will be included (functions related to mom or baby care, i.e. making beds, folding clothes, soaking baby’s laundry).

Recommended Items: Nursing cover

Total Package        $525.00  for 15 hours

 

Please fill out our client intake form.

To pay for services or request a gift cards click here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=144441&stype=-9