Every Family is different

and I will hold the space for your family's specific needs without any judgement.

Postpartum support

Hiring a postpartum doula may be one of the best decisions you can make for you and your family during this remarkable and exhausting time in your life. I will come to your home and after a calming check-in, we will talk through your goals and needs for the day. It may be that I look after baby while you rest and shower; or it could be that I assist you with breastfeeding, laundry, and light meal prep. This time is led by you and your needs and can be booked in 4-hour daytime shifts, or 8-hour overnight shifts.

What a Postpartum Doula do ?

  • Help everybody get rest

  • Support and assist with breastfeeding and/or bottle-feeding: getting a good latch, various positions, advice on what is “normal”

  • Educate in newborn care, such as diapering, bathing, swaddling, etc...

  • Care for your baby when you want to shower, nap, or spend some time with other children or partner

  • Prepare light meal and healthy snacks

  • Advice on healthy breastfeeding nutrition and self care

  • Provide light household support (dishes, light tidying, light laundry)

  • Assist with the care of older siblings and help them adjust to the baby

  • Provide support with pet adjustment

  • Help set up nursing stations and diaper changing areas

  • Assist with the learning of baby carriers

  • Provide resources and referrals to different specialists

  • Create a nurturing and quiet environment for the family

  • Help the partner find practical ways to support 

  • Talk through your birth experience and answer any questions you have

  • Help to run errands or accompanying the family to the pediatrician or other appointments

  • Provide phone and text support

Daytime support

$20/hr. Minimum shift 4 hrs

  • Breastfeeding support

  • Infant soothing skills

  • Assistance in newborn care

  • Making appropriate referrals when necessary

  • Running errands

  • Meal preparation and light housekeeping

  • Help with care of other siblings

  • Accompanying mother and infant to doctor appointments

  • Mothering the mother

 

Unlimited e-mail support

Unlimited phone support

What a Postpartum Doula doesn't  do ?

Diagnose conditions in the mother or any other family member

Perform clinical or medical tasks

Act as a lactation consultant

Judge you for your choices

Tell you how to parent

Have expectations for what you need

Do major house cleaning

Stay awake all the time during overnight shifts

Overnight support

$20/hr. Minimum shift 8 hrs

  • Care for your baby to help you and other family

                               members get rest and to have longer sleep

 

  • Breastfeeding support

  • Infant soothing skills

 

  • Assist in newborn care

  • Making appropriate referrals when necessary

  • Light and quiet housekeeping

 

Unlimited e-mail support.

Unlimited phone support.

Typical Postpartum Visits 1-3 home visits per week, 4 hour or 8 hour shifts.

Contracts available in lengths of two weeks and up to three months postpartum

(during the fourth trimester).

Contracts may be extended at any time.

Everyone deserves support 

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I also offer payment plans or barter of services

Meaghan Jones

Birth Doula

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