WHAT I OFFER

A postpartum doula is there for you. Friends and family come to see the baby, but I come with your comfort as my top priority. Do you want to take a peaceful shower today? Do you need a nap? Would you like some help folding the laundry? Are you feeling pain with nursing? Are you wondering how you’ll ever cook dinner again? I can help with all of this!

 

I’m here to help you get what you need to enjoy the “fourth trimester.” I am a non-judgmental support person. I tailor my visits to best fit what you need. I won’t tell you what you “should” do, instead I will help you find what feels right for you and your baby. I nurture and educate the mother and family as they adjust to life with a new baby. I offer practical and emotional support as families navigate this tender time.

A TYPICAL VISIT MAY INCLUDE
  • Listen to your birth story

  • Listen to your concerns about your body

  • Bring pillows, ice packs, hot packs, whatever you need to get comfy

  • Offer tips for mom and baby to get comfortable and relaxed while nursing

  • Empty and refill the dishwasher

  • Prepare a snack for mom

  • Prepare snacks for older siblings

  • Help with kid and baby laundry

  • Get dinner started

  • Help figure out a baby carrier

  • Help you get familiar with a breast pump

  • Help you find a local resource(s)

  • Hold the baby so you can shower, play with older kids, etc.

  • Accompany you on “first time _____-ing” with baby

© 2019 by Jennifer Barton