What does a Postpartum Doula do?
A Postpartum doula provides guidance to new parents on important subjects like infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, mother & baby bonding, infant soothing, and basic newborn care. The primary purpose of the Postpartum Doula is to help the mother and the entire family transition into life with a newborn. The role of a Postpartum Doula is one of instructional assistance - teaching and empowering the new mother and family members while lending a hand with some tasks in order to keep them from getting overwhelmed and to ensure a smooth transition for the family.
Some of the duties that a Postpartum Doula will perform include:
Daytime = $25 per hour, with a minimum of 4 hours per visit.
Nighttime = $30 per hour, with a minimum of 8 hours per visit.
Custom packages are available to fit your individual needs. Below are a few examples.
Welcome Home package:
2 daytime visits (4 hrs) and 1 nighttime visit (8hrs) = $400
Happy Day package:
5 daytime visits (4 hrs) = $450
Good Night package:
5 overnight visits (8hrs) = $1100