Postpartum Doula

In the weeks that you bring your baby home, you are in recovery. You may be recovering from a labour and/or adjusting to a new demanding schedule and learning about who are you as a parent. It’s a big adjustment.

Your postpartum doula takes care of you so that you can take care of your baby and your family. She is experienced in baby care, feeding, sleep issues and postpartum adjustment. She comes as often or as little as you need so that you have the support you need as you find balance with your new life as a parent.

Postpartum doula care at the Nesting Place

What does a postpartum doula do?

Our postpartum doula care is offered at different rates according to the number of hours you initially book. A postpartum doula will visit you 2-3 times per week and offer services that may include but are not limited to:

  • Hands-on education on infant and parent care (feeding, bathing, diapering, calming techniques)
  • Create a nurturing, restful atmosphere in which parents may eat, shower and nap
  • Introduce parenting tips, help parents to learn skills that will enable them to cope with their new responsibilities
  • Screen for hurdles such as feeding challenges or postpartum mood disorders
  • Shop for groceries and prepare meals
  • Help with light housework such as laundry, washing dishes, sweeping floor, etc
  • Refer to other care providers should your needs exceed our scope of practice
  • Emotional support and processing of feelings about the birth or what it feels like to have the baby at home
  • Other duties to be discussed with client at time of contract signing

Included in every package is a Doula Do list for you to check off what you’d like her to do that day and a menu of meals she can cook for you.

Rates

Each shift is a minimum of 4 hours in length and you can create a schedule for how many times per week your doula visits you according to your need.

4-20hrs $38/hr
21-40hrs $36/hr
41 or more hrs $34/hr

A non-refundable deposit for up to the first 30 hours of care is required
to confirm your doula care. Any hours that extend beyond the initial 30 hours will be invoiced to you at the end of each week.

If you’d like to extend your contract with your doula, please give us notice as soon as possible so that we can reserve your time with your preferred doula.

See Terms of Service for full details.

Ready to Meet With Us?

Meet one of our birth doulasfor a complimentary interview to see if she’s a good match for you Meet the team before you decide. You’ll be inviting her to be with you at your most vulnerable, so it’s important that you feel comfortable in her care.

Questions to Ask at your Doula Interview