As postpartum doulas we offer in-home support as growing Philadelphia area families adjust to
life with a new baby. The “fourth” trimester, known as the weeks immediately following a birth, is a time of adjustment, healing and excitement. We are here to offer non judgmental support as you find your parenting style. As an extra set of hands with infant care and breastfeeding knowledge we can help minimize some of the stress to help you and your family enjoy your new baby.
Our in-home support includes:
- Infant care and soothing techniques
- Breastfeeding support and education
- Infant feeding assistance and education
- Support and education in postpartum adjustment, mood disorders and normal changes
- Help with multiples
- Light household help and support
- Overnight assistance
As experienced moms we understand the need for flexibility so we have a variety of options available to meet your postpartum needs. Please contact us for exact pricing, but our available options include:
- Welcome Home Package:
One four hour home visit to be used within one week of homecoming.This package is perfect for parents who would just like a few questions answered and assistance unpacking and settling in with baby at home. This also includes email, text and phone support after delivery and for 72 hours after your home visit. This package makes a wonderful baby shower gift!
- Traditional Postpartum Support For parents desiring at least eight or more hours of postpartum support we offer flexible service agreements. An eight hour deposit represents your last eight hours of service and ensures your doula is available around your due date. Each Thursday we will discuss your anticipated needs for the following week.
Lactation Only Support
As postpartum doulas we are able to assist with normal breastfeeding initiation, answer many common concerns, and help you carry out a plan provided by your lactation consultant. Our support is not a substitute for working with an IBCLC lactation consultant, it is available to help support you in a non medical way throughout the different stages of lactation.
Please contact us for more information, cost is dependent on the type of support needed.
“Maria has been working with our family and we have been extremely pleased with the support she has provided to our family. In addition to helping with our son so that we could get needed rest and have time for ourselves, she has offered her expertise on several topics including naps, sleep, breastfeeding and other questions that came up. She also provided light housekeeping support, which was incredibly helpful during this busy time. She conducts herself in an extremely professional manner and has been very reliable as a support for us. I have always felt very comfortable having her take care of our son, and would recommend her to any other family who is considering hiring a postpartum doula.”
-L.H. and J. H.
“Maria has an amazing ability to calmly explain coping strategies even when the baby is worked up. She also knew how to help without being asked and often before we realized we needed help. ”
“Maria’s knowledge and assistance with breastfeeding were major components in getting us through a difficult time.”
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