So baby is here, the lines of helpful family and friends are gone, your spouse is back to work, and you’re alone. Maybe you’re getting enough sleep, maybe you’re not, your baby won’t let you put him down and no one in your house can find a pair of shoes, maybe you’ve eaten once a day, and if you’re really lucky you’ll shower sometime, maybe. Your other kids are doing who knows what to your house and you can’t remember the last time you walked across the kitchen floor without your socks sticking. Time for a postpartum doula!
As a highly trained and experienced postpartum doula (through CAPPA) I can help you transition as you recover, rest, and refresh. Services might include light housework or organizational help, meal planning or prep (I’m a pretty great cook! I can do healthy, whole, organic, or classic comfort food and amazing treats), shopping and errands, emotional support for siblings or for you, keeping an eye on things while you shower or sleep, help with feeding, diapering or other baby care concerns, or whatever you may need help with until you feel ready and renewed. As a mother of five and with ten years of experience as a preschool owner, as well as teaching experience for all ages, and with organizational and housekeeping skills, I can help you get through these challenges. Want to take your rest to the next level? Let me pamper you with foot and hand reflexology and scalp massage. I have additional basic training in maternal mental health to help families recognize symptoms and get the resources they need when additional help is appropriate. I have experience with multiples, deployed spouses, large families, sleep planning, high risk, feeding struggles, colicky babies, post Cesarean section support, and more. I want to help you LOVE your postpartum phase and give you more time to just sit and be still and love on that beautiful baby.
Postpartum support for daytime hours is $30/hour, overnight is $35/hour for anything after 10 p.m. and before 7 a.m. Special rates are available when booked with birth doula services. Local rate available for Heber Valley service. When you book your postpartum care before delivery and choose a pre-planned schedule with payment in full your rate will be credited by $5/hr.