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Daytime Shifts with a Doula

Daytime Shifts with a Doula

The Welcome Baby Care Difference

Our Postpartum Doulas provide current and evidenced-based information on newborn feeding (breast or bottle), emotional and physical recovery from birth, baby bonding, infant development, and everything newborn care. Research shows that new parents and babies have an easier time with this transition if a good support team is in place.

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The Welcome Baby Care Difference

Our Postpartum Doulas provide current and evidenced-based information on newborn feeding (breast or bottle), emotional and physical recovery from birth, baby bonding, infant development, and everything newborn care. Research shows that new parents and babies have an easier time with this transition if a good support team is in place.

Ready to Start Services Immediately?

Other areas of support include:

・doing light housework (tidying, vacuuming, etc.)

・prepping meals

・promoting self-care

・helping siblings adjust

・referring to additional support

Other areas of support include:

・doing light housework (tidying, vacuuming, etc.)

・prepping meals

・promoting self-care

・helping siblings adjust

・referring to additional support

Everything parent and baby…

Each family receives a client binder, stocked with valuable resources, baby charting and parents’ personal information (such as food allergies) for the postpartum doula’s quick reference.

The doula keeps track of goals set and completed on Daily Assignment Sheets (located in the Client Binder). They also record the details and events of the shift—anything discussed, decisions made, medication times and education provided. Of course, feeding times, diaper changes and infant sleep are documented as well. This is especially helpful to the exhausted new parent who can hardly remember their own name, and ensures continuity of care over shift changes.

Everything parent and baby…

Each family receives a client binder, stocked with valuable resources, baby charting and parents’ personal information (such as food allergies) for the postpartum doula’s quick reference.

The doula keeps track of goals set and completed on Daily Assignment Sheets (located in the Client Binder). They also record the details and events of the shift—anything discussed, decisions made, medication times and education provided. Of course, feeding times, diaper changes and infant sleep are documented as well. This is especially helpful to the exhausted new parent who can hardly remember their own name, and ensures continuity of care over shift changes.

Newborn 101

Providing education is one of the doula’s main roles, and this takes many forms.

Building on the parents’ existing knowledge and plans for parenting, a postpartum doula will look for opportunities to share their own tricks of the trade. Pointing out Baby’s feeding and sleep cues, for example, is a way in which the doula can offer simple information that empowers the new parent and makes life easier. Through role modeling—such as swiftly changing diapers or burping Baby with ease — the doula effortlessly shares all that they have learned over years of training and work in the field.

Successful feeding of the baby is always supported with hands-on assistance, at the parent’s comfort level. Breast, bottle or somewhere in between, doulas offer options and solutions to common roadblocks. For those needing extra assistance, specialized Lactation Services are available.

Newborn 101

Providing education is one of the doula’s main roles, and this takes many forms.

Building on the parents’ existing knowledge and plans for parenting, a postpartum doula will look for opportunities to share their own tricks of the trade. Pointing out Baby’s feeding and sleep cues, for example, is a way in which the doula can offer simple information that empowers the new parent and makes life easier. Through role modeling—such as swiftly changing diapers or burping Baby with ease — the doula effortlessly shares all that they have learned over years of training and work in the field.

Successful feeding of the baby is always supported with hands-on assistance, at the parent’s comfort level. Breast, bottle or somewhere in between, doulas offer options and solutions to common roadblocks. For those needing extra assistance, specialized Lactation Services are available.

Happy parents, healthy baby!

A postpartum doula can help parents process the birth experience. This allows parents to express feelings of both frustration and wonder, to mourn the loss of life pre-baby, to embrace their new identity, to navigate shifts in the romantic relationship and to deal with the overwhelming worry and guilt that often plague new parents.

The emotional and mental support that the doula guarantees goes beyond advocacy and providing a shoulder to cry on—they meet parents where they are.  Anticipating the new parents’ needs — food, water, rest, sunshine — makes the difference in the overall mental health of the entire family. Meal preparation and providing parents the opportunity to rest are a part of almost every daytime shift — two basic needs that keep parents grounded, calm, strong and happy.

Happy parents, healthy baby!

A postpartum doula can help parents process the birth experience. This allows parents to express feelings of both frustration and wonder, to mourn the loss of life pre-baby, to embrace their new identity, to navigate shifts in the romantic relationship and to deal with the overwhelming worry and guilt that often plague new parents.

The emotional and mental support that the doula guarantees goes beyond advocacy and providing a shoulder to cry on—they meet parents where they are.  Anticipating the new parents’ needs — food, water, rest, sunshine — makes the difference in the overall mental health of the entire family. Meal preparation and providing parents the opportunity to rest are a part of almost every daytime shift — two basic needs that keep parents grounded, calm, strong and happy.

Chores and more!

Added to the unparalleled education and emotional wellbeing that a postpartum doula provides each and every time they visit a family, they also do light housework! It is expected that a doula will do the dishes in the sink and handle a load or two of laundry while teaching and caring for the new parents. Other helpful tasks may include grocery shopping, emptying the trash, sterilizing the breast pump, removing clutter from the living space and even addressing that stack of neglected baby shower thank you notes.

Parents of multiples find this “extra set of hands” particularly helpful.

With this foundation of support the postpartum doula fosters a strong, nourished and confident parent. When the parents are ready to do it alone, the doula has done her job well!

Chores and more!

Added to the unparalleled education and emotional wellbeing that a postpartum doula provides each and every time they visit a family, they also do light housework! It is expected that a doula will do the dishes in the sink and handle a load or two of laundry while teaching and caring for the new parents. Other helpful tasks may include grocery shopping, emptying the trash, sterilizing the breast pump, removing clutter from the living space and even addressing that stack of neglected baby shower thank you notes.

Parents of multiples find this “extra set of hands” particularly helpful.

With this foundation of support the postpartum doula fosters a strong, nourished and confident parent. When the parents are ready to do it alone, the doula has done her job well!

Pricing

Postpartum Doula Care

0-49 Hours: $45*/hr
50-199 Hours: $43*/hr
200+ Hours: $40*/hr

*add $5 for multiples and/or additional young sibling care

Daytime Shifts

4 hour minimum, up to 12 hours

Overnight Shifts

(10pm-6am) 8 hour minimum, up to 12 hours

Repeat Clients save $2/hr
24-Hour and Travel Care Available

All in-home services must be prepaid

Pricing

Postpartum Doula Care

0-49 Hours: $45*/hr
50-199 Hours: $43*/hr
200+ Hours: $40*/hr

*add $5 for multiples and/or additional young sibling care

Daytime Shifts

4 hour minimum, up to 12 hours

Overnight Shifts

(10pm-6am) 8 hour minimum, up to 12 hours

Repeat Clients save $2/hr
24-Hour and Travel Care Available

All in-home services must be prepaid

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