Westchester Postpartum Doula

Postpartum Support

What is a postpartum doula?

The first few weeks after bringing home a new baby can be intense and overwhelming. A postpartum doula is a non-medical professional offering physical and emotional support as well as evidenced-based research to help you make informed decisions.

What does a postpartum doula do?

A postpartum doula's job is to ease the transition for mothers and families in welcoming a new baby. This can include, but is not limited to

  • Breastfeeding support

  • Basic newborn care

  • Mother and baby bonding

  • Light household duties (dishes, laundry, etc.)

  • Meal Preparation

  • Sibling support

  • Errands

  • Postpartum recovery support

  • Emotional Support

  • Research and referrals for medical advice

What are the limitations of a postpartum doula?

While a postpartum doula can wear many hats, there are a few limitations to the role.

  • A postpartum doula is not a medical professional and cannot offer medical advice. They can, however, offer evidence based research on a subject to assit in your decision making, and refer you to a medical professional if required.

  • A postpartum doula is not a nanny or baby nurse. While a certain level of newborn care is expected, the doula's role is not to solely take care of the baby, but to support the mother and other family members to feel empowered and confident to care for the baby themselves.

Postpartum services are available for $25 per hour.

There is no minimum, and email and phone support are included. 

Want to get your family involved? Registry packages and gift certificates are available!

Contact

 email: sarahddoula@gmail.com

 phone:  917-539-5583

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