Postpartum Doula Services

Postpartum doula services can result in less maternal exhaustion, frustration, and apprehension in those early days after your labour. Many think that because their partner is taking time off work or there is family nearby that they have no need for a doula’s assistance.  However, a doula can offer emotional and practical support with:

  • breastfeeding
  • infant care
  • infant comfort measures
  • nighttime feedings
  • light house work (dishes, folding laundry…)
  • meal preparation
  • childcare for older siblings
  • community resources
    Much more!!!

 

Cost for Services:

Meet the doula:

  • 30 minute, no-obligation consultation to see if this doula is the right fit for you and your situation.

Cost: FREE!

Services are customized for your individual situation and so are offered on an hourly rate:

$35.00 per hour

Daytime Doula Hours: (8 am – 11 pm) 4 hours minimum
Nighttime Hours: (11 pm – 8 am) 8 hours minimum  


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What is the difference between a postpartum doula and the public health nurse?

The doula has a scope of practice that encompasses non-clinical support for the whole family. The Public Health nurse will make one visit postnatal (upon request) to check on the health of the baby and make sure that mom is doing well.  They can be extremely helpful if baby or mother have special medical needs.  However, doulas are there to meet the practical everyday needs of the whole family.

Before hiring a support person, make a list of what kind of care and attention you think you may need, (i.e. newborn care, laundry, meal prep, sibling care…) and find the right support for you.

 

What kind of breastfeeding support can I expect? 

A good portion of doula training is breastfeeding support. You can expect assistance with proper latch, nursing positions, burping positions, and information on many other breastfeeding difficulties. It has been researched and proven that by having a doula support you, breastfeeding success comes much easier. If for some reason you need extra support, she will have a list of local resources to help.

 

Can a doula help with a special needs baby?  

Parents of a baby with special needs often require both medical and practical support.  A doula can offer practical help with tasks that do not require a nurse’s assistance.  Special needs children often qualify for subsidised care which could be used towards doula support.  At My Baby Bump we have doulas with several years of experience in the field of special needs. Feel free to contact us with your particular need.

 

What is nighttime support? 

Doulas who provide night support usually arrives at your home around 10 pm and stays until 6 or 7 am. She does similar things to what a doula does during the day, but also works on getting the baby into a good sleep pattern, and most importantly gets you some well deserved rest. Overcoming sleep deprivation will allow you to be more patient and energetic, therefore being able to better enjoy your new bundle of joy.

 

How long will I need a postpartum doula? 

The duration of postpartum support will be your decision. Often it will depend on your particular needs and finances. Some families have a postnatal doula for only a week while others for up to six months. The choice is yours.