Nannies are caregivers who focus their care only on one or more children. Postpartum doulas are trained to help families during the first few months of an infant's life and to overcome the specific challanges that occur during that time. Postpartum doulas care for the whole family, helping the mother recover, making sure the family stays nourished, and also helps with siblings on occasion. Postpartum doulas typically stay with a family for the first 8-12 weeks, sometimes longer or shorter depending on the family's situation.
I provide families with support day or night, for a minimum of 8 hours. Day hours vary to what works with your schedule and nights usually start between 10pm-12am until 6-9am. Some families prefer to have assistance 2-3 days a week, while others need 5-7 days a week. I will be flexible and work with your family to achieve the ideal level of care.
WHAT DOES A POSTPARTUM DOULA DO?
The postpartum period is often an intense and challenging time for both new and experienced parents. It's a time of love, joy, adjustment, growth, sacrifice, and changes in your family dynamic. All families need support during this important transition and many parents find they have little to no help. A postpartum doula is a trained professional experienced with the transition of bringing one or more newborns home and supporting the family and their needs. Doulas provide physical, emotional, and educational support to new parents, as well as help provide care for newborns.
A Postpartum Doula comes into your home to help with newborn care instruction, breastfeeding support, light housekeeping, help with laundry, meal or snack preparation, and anything else to help the postpartum period go smoothly so that you can enjoy your new addition as much as possible. The care I provide is individualized and personal to each family and their needs.