POSTPARTUM NIGHT DOULA CARE
FAMILY CENTERED SUPPORT
Postpartum doula support encompasses physical, emotional and educational support for the whole family. I specialize in the first three months following delivery, otherwise known as the fourth trimester. I create a soothing and nurturing environment where you can rest and recover. While you bond and become attuned to your new baby, your whole family will benefit from the support of an extra pair of hands. You will gain confidence with feeding your baby, whether it be by breast or bottle, as I assist with bathing, diapering and soothing your baby’s cries with expertise. Postpartum doula care allows you to be the baby’s primary caregiver while I offer assistance.
NIGHT NEWBORN CARE
INFANT FOCUSED CARE
Newborn focused care ensures parents get adequate sleep. I attend to your baby’s every need throughout the night, utilizing soothing techniques that promote rest and healthy infant development. Based around your family’s goals and lifestyle, I will help to establish good sleep habits and nighttime routines. Baby will be brought to you for feeding, or I will bottle feed with pumped milk or formula at your request. I keep a detailed journal of your baby’s sleep, diapering and feeding patterns at night. My eventual goal is to help your baby gently learn to sleep through the night when it is developmentally appropriate.
MOTHER FOCUSED CARE
Whether it’s planned or unplanned, many moms need extra support when recovering from a cesarean birth. It’s important that mothers rest during the weeks following delivery for proper healing. Cesarean support can start as early as the first day in hospital, to help navigate the immediate post-surgery period and ensure you don’t miss opportunities to bond with your newborn. If you choose to breastfeed, I include a consultation with a lactation specialist to help ensure that you have a pleasant and productive start. If feeding with formula or donor milk, I create a calming environment for baby and introduce a well paced bottle-feeding schedule. Post-surgery, my goal is to ensure you are comfortable, rested and able to enjoy your baby without feeling the need to do too much.
FAMILY CENTERED SUPPORT
Sleep is a precious commodity that is in short supply for most new parents. Infant and toddler sleep can be unpredictable and go through many transitions during the first three years of life. Often, caregivers can accidentally impart sleep habits that make it harder for babies to sleep soundly in the long run. A good foundation, set from the start, can save parents many sleepless nights. I utilize a holistic approach that is both gentle and consistent. My sleep consultations teach parents techniques to help the entire family get rest.