Having a newborn can be incredible and incredibly exhausting. Our postpartum doulas are the best kept secret for your recovery from birth and the early days of parenthood. Your Emerald Doulas help you learn to navigate life with a new baby, while at the same time, help you feel nurtured and supported each step along the way.
Our professional doulas are highly trained and experienced with all family and parenting styles, whether you're welcoming home one, or more than one newborn. All of our doulas are thoroughly background checked, up-to-date on vaccinations and insured, so you can be sure that your family is receiving the highest quality of care possible.
Allow us to take care of the daily household necessities so you can focus on recovering from birth and bonding with your baby. From meal preparation and light housework to sibling and infant care, our postpartum doulas help you create space and time to do what's important to you in the moment.
Postpartum doula care is available in four-hour daytime shifts, or longer, eight-hour overnight visits. We can even offer short-term, 24-hour continuous support for families want as much hands-on care as possible in first days home with a newborn. This extensive and comprehensive support allows your entire family to rest securely in the knowledge that you'll be cared for by skilled, competent, and compassionate hands around the clock. This is a favorite option for our second-time and birth center parents who need help quickly transitioning home, and cesarean families who anticipate a more extensive recovery from birth.
Our doula care is also instrumental for families who are recovering from a postpartum mood disorder. Our doulas are experts in caring for the emotional needs of parents battling depression, anxiety or other mood challenges. Doula support allows for the small details of your household to be attended to, or long-term overnight support so that you can focus on your own critical needs, or the needs of your partner.
Families who hire postpartum doulas rave about their postpartum experience and find a greater sense of confidence in their new roles.
We also recognize that not all families are created through a birthing experience. We honor and welcome families of surrogacy and adoption, as well as LGBTQ and chosen families. No matter how your family was created, we are ready to meet you where you are and support your individual needs and goals.
All of our support includes:
- One, private in-home meeting with a postpartum doula
- Focus on restorative and compassionate support for the family
- Breastfeeding/Bottlefeeding Support
- Parent and Baby Bonding
- Infant Soothing Techniques
- Babywearing advice and support
- Basic Newborn Care
- Access to our extensive lending library of DVDs, books, baby carriers, breastfeeding pillows and more
- Invitations to our monthly Community Prenatal Meetings
- Registry and Nursery Set-Up Assistance
- Sibling Care so parents can bond with new baby
- Newborn care so parents can bond with older siblings
- NICU Transition Support
- Errand Running
- Light Housekeeping
- Baby Laundry
Postpartum Doula Support is offered at $35 per hour. Planning ahead to ensure your babymoon is as restorative as possible? We offer the following packages that allow you take advantage of all that postpartum doula support can offer your family with a small savings off the per-hour cost. If these packages don't meet the needs of your family, contact us for a customized quote:
72 hours, used anytime in the first few weeks following birth (4-hour minimum per day shift, 8-hour minimum per night shift). This package helps you welcome your newborn home with a little extra support during the early days with your baby. Your doula can help get you and your entire family settled into your new roles, cook nutritious, healthy meals or help you meal plan and prep snacks, teach you infant soothing techniques and answer baby care questions, provide you with a chance to recover or nap, and build your confidence as new parents. Click here to purchase this package online.
144 hours used for day or nighttime support. This package will ensure you’re off to a great start with breastfeeding, bonding and recovery. The flexibility of day or night doula support allows us to respond to your needs with efficiency and consistency. The Opal package also offers the same confidence building that our Ruby Package offers and while also helping to maximize your sleep. Click here to purchase this package online.
288 hours (day or night) used anytime after birth. This is a wonderful option for parents who want dedicated, expert help after welcoming a new baby into their family. Your doula team will help ease the transition home by assisting you in setting up routines that will make day-to-day life a little easier, or they can provide you with a regular break for naps and time for yourself. This package is also a favorite among our second-time parents, who want to get as much sleep as possible during the nights allowing them to be present for their older children during the day. Click here to purchase this package online.