Our Postpartum Services
Welcome to the 4th trimester and welcome to your village!
There are so many changes physically and emotionally that are going on in those first few weeks post birth with new parents and new baby.
At Bay Area Doula Association we have assembled some of the best postpartum doulas for your convenience and peace of mind. Our doulas will assist you in carrying out the caretaking of your baby as YOU define it in a non-judgemental way. The doula may make suggestions and YOU make decisions. We support and believe in ‘your way’. Help is a few clicks away. Click here to access our ‘village calendar’ book one night or a few and you’re well on your way to receiving support and connection.
We have created an easy to use calendar so that you can book your doula ‘day of’ or weeks in advance. We know sometimes your support needs happen suddenly and unexpectedly. And sometimes you have time to prepare. As your ‘village’ we’ve got you covered either way.
All of our doulas have attended a DONA Int’l postpartum doula training. Not only are they trained to the highest standard but they are passionate and LOVE the work they do and that is shared abundantly with your family.
DONA International is the world’s leader in training, certifying and supporting birth and postpartum doulas everywhere.
The following information is provided by DONA International:
What do postpartum doulas offer?
The transition into new parenthood can be vulnerable, and postpartum doulas are experts in emotional support, active listening and encouraging new moms and dads to follow their own hearts. Empathy, a hug or even a good laugh together can do so much for a new parent!
Evidence-Based Information and Support
Postpartum doulas are trained to understand what new babies – and new mothers – truly need. The doula helps with soothing techniques, offers breastfeeding or bottle feeding support, and explains normal newborn behavior.
It’s all hands on deck with a new baby.
** daytime** postpartum doulas can help the days go by more smoothly by helping with the baby’s laundry, doing the dishes or preparing simple, nourishing meals.
** nighttime postpartum doulas help the nights go by more smoothly by assisting in your feeding strategy, whether that be breast and or pumping and bottle feeding. And care taking through the long hours of the night so that you can get the much needed restorative sleep that just doesn’t happen when you are caretaking your new baby.
Partner and Sibling Support
A new baby means transition for everyone, including parents, grandparents and little brothers and sisters. Postpartum doulas understand what everyone needs, and part of their role is to help the entire family adjust and settle in.
Our Postpartum Doula Fees
Work with one of our postpartum doulas will be scheduled in shifts. Please contact us to discuss schedule and fees.