Postpartum Doula Support

The first 40 days, or six weeks after birth, are believed to be a magical and crucial time, not only for the bonding of the mother, baby and family, but for healing and restoring the physical body through rest and proper nutrition in order to build a foundation of health that will last a lifetime.

My intention as a postpartum doula is to support you as you step into your new roles as mother/father, provider/parent, so that you have the opportunity to move as gracefully through this transition as possible.

Services

For Mother
Ayurvedic Oil Massage
–This type of massage calms the nervous system and warms the body which is hugely beneficial after birth.  The treatment lasts about an hour, and should the baby wake, it can be done while the baby is laying with you.
Meal Preparation – I prepare one meal during a visit.  Dishes include Mung Beans + Rice, Kitcheri, Sauteed Veggies over Basmati Rice, Veggie Soups, Bone Broth, and I am happy to discuss dietary needs ahead of time.  The goal is to provide you with warming foods that aid in healing the body after birth.
Healing Sitz Bath Preparation
Lactation Support and Counseling I am a certified Lactation Educator-Counselor and can help with breastfeeding concerns.  Should you need more guidance, I can refer you to a lactation consultant.
Breast Pump Set Up + Support

For Baby
Baby Massage Demonstration
Another set of hands to help with baby so you are able to shower and/or nap
Baby Care Guidance 

For Family + Home
Support and Guidance for Mother, Partner and/or Family during this adjustment period
Home Prep before baby arrives
Light housework and/or errands when needed

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Postpartum Packages

Packages range from 3 hours of support, which is my minimum number of hours, to 6 weeks of uninterrupted postpartum care.  I am happy to work with you to create a package and plan that fits your needs.

Please email me at kate@katedanson.com for questions on pricing.