Postpartum Doula Services
The goal of my Postpartum Doula Services is to be the part of your village that supports and empowers you as new parents (new parents again) by providing evidence based information and assistance so that you realize your competence and become confident.
In-person support in Sioux Falls, SD
$25/ hour (additional fees may apply)
**Not currently booking in-person support due to early maternity leave***
My in-person doula support includes support in a variety of ways- help with feedings and first baths; light house organization; meal prep; hold baby so you can shower; emotional support; provide information on safe sleeping, baby wearing, and physical recovery; etc. Additional fees include travel and support via phone/email/etc.
Postpartum Planning Sessions
Included in the Postpartum Planning session is:
90 minute video call where we go over your birth and postpartum plans
A copy of the Postpartum Plan I type up based on our discussion
Postpartum Planning Tool
Rather than meeting with me, you can request a Postpartum Plan get emailed to you that you can fill out on your own. It is very detailed and includes helpful handouts.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Postpartum Doula?
A Postpartum Doula is someone who helps a new (or new again) family adjust to their new life with a baby by providing practical, informational, and emotional support. Doulas have a positive impact on the well-being of the entire family.
I have family coming to help the week after baby is born, do I need a postpartum doula?
The answer is likely: Yes! Postpartum doulas are a resource for up-to-date non-judgmental evidence based newborn and new parent care. Postpartum doulas know that you are the best parents for your baby and help you see that. Postpartum doulas hold space for you to tell your story that not everyone is able to do.
What if I just want you to clean my house, can you do that?
I can help with some meal prepping and light house organization like folding laundry and putting some toys away, but I can refer you to a house cleaner if cleaning is what you are looking for.
Do you give medical advice?
I do not. I can help you assess whether medical attention is needed, but I am not a medical professional.