POSTPARTUM CARE

With many families living far from their traditional structures of support and our society’s focus on productivity and individuality, the postpartum period can feel overwhelming, isolating and disconnecting. Becoming a parent is a raw, heart opening experience and the first few weeks and months can be both magical and challenging.

 

A postpartum doula normalizes and validates the wild spectrum of emotions and provides a safe and loving container of compassionate ease. My intention as your doula is to facilitate a healing environment that encourages you to slow down, savor the moments and receive the self-nourishment you need to keep your cup full.

YOUR POSTPARTUM PLAN MATTERS

Just as it is important to consider and envision your birth experience, it is also important to honor and plan for the support you will need to have the smoothest sacred transition possible. Creating a plan is an opportunity to build a clear and stable foundation with your partner, explore your needs and values, and establish a rhythm and flow of communication.

POSTPARTUM SERVICES

Mother / Nurturer

  • Personal Check-ins | Each day we will begin with taking a moment to ground in and check in about things like sleeping, feeding, your own physical healing, and your emotional health.

  • Meal Preparation | I prepare simple and warming foods that support your body’s ability to heal and feel nourished. 

  • Hand and feet massage | I provide loving touch to boost and stimulate your body to relax, slow down and receive care. 

  • Herbal Sitz Bath Preparation

Baby Support

  • Loving guidance for infant care and connection | Communication, Feeding, bathing, diapering, calming techniques.

  • Baby Care | Spending time with your baby so you can have quality time with yourself to fill up.

Home Support

  • Planning | Guidance in creating your postpartum plan.

 

  • Home Preparation | Simplifying your home before baby arrives.

  • Community Support | Meal train and visitor coordination.

  • Finding Balance | Establishing new routines and facilitating a harmonious transition.

  • Extra Support | Light house work and errands when needed.

  • Availability | Phone support for any questions or concerns.

Family Care

  • Inclusion | Supporting co-parent/partner and sibling(s) in their new role.

  • Sibling Quality Time | Creating opportunities for parent(s) to spend time with siblings.

I primarily offer daytime postpartum support, and I am also happy to discuss any needs you may have around night time support. I serve Marin County, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and Sonoma County area. 

 

I am excited to start planning your postpartum journey with you before your baby arrives so we have the resources and energy to create your ideal postpartum experience.

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Photography by Stef Etow

 

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