Answers to your Questions
WHAT IS A POSTPARTUM DOULA?
A postpartum doula provides evidence-based information and hands on assistance on things such as emotional and physical recovery from birth, basic newborn care, infant soothing, and lactation support.
SO, ARE YOU LIKE A NANNY?
As a postpartum doula, you will get assistance with newborn care from a trained postpartum professional. I can also assist with household duties to lessen the overwhelming feelings of becoming a new parent. I want your days to flow more smoothly so you can focus on bonding with your baby. A nanny's role focuses solely on caring for the baby, whereas my role focuses on the needs of the family.
WHAT HAPPENS ON A TYPICAL VISIT?
At the start of each visit, I will address any immediate needs and prioritize the rest of my visit for the day. My care will be completely custom based on YOUR priorities. What are YOUR greatest needs today? What are YOU overwhelmed by and how can I take an item off your plate? Caring for baby while you take a nap/shower, assistance with breastfeeding, tidying up the house, or needing a listening ear are typical tasks I can do each visit.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO HIRE A POSTPARTUM DOULA?
A postpartum doula typically works with a family within the first three months following birth. You can schedule services in advance before your bundle arrises, or after the birth. It's possible new parents don't realize they need an extra set of hands until after baby arrives.
ARE YOU A BIRTH DOULA AS WELL?
Answer: Not yet. I have started my training as a full spectrum doula in Sept 2021 but due to being Active Duty, I don't anticipate being able to attend a live birth as much as I would like. Will it happen? I'm sure, but right now, I want to focus solely on postpartum support. If you are looking to hire a birth doula, I can refer you to some AHHHMAZING experienced doulas in the area.
DO YOU OFFER OVERNIGHT POSTPARTUM DOULA CARE?
Due to being active duty, I do not have an abundance of time to commit to overnights, but I will be able to do it some nights. Please contact me as soon as you know you want some overnight care and I'll see how I can assist you.
WHAT ARE YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH MEDICAL STAFF LIKE?
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DO YOU OFFER ANY VIRTUAL SERVICES?
My fertility services are 100% virtual! We can text or email at any time during your contract period during my normal business hours.
I can also offer virtual postpartum care to assist you in creating a postpartum plan, educating on baby care, or just a listening ear.
HOW WILL HIRING YOU AFFECT MY PARTNER’S ROLE DURING THE POSTPARTUM TIME?
My services will not affect you or your partner. I aim to aid anyway I can.
CAN I DONATE TOWARDS A FAMILY MEMBER/FRIEND'S SERVICES?
Absolutely! I would still like to talk to the potential client first. This free consultation is needed to make sure me and the intended client mesh well together. If all parties agree on a plan, please feel free to donate to my Paypal! The link is listed below!
I’m happy to answer any additional questions.