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postpartum day care

After giving birth, a new mother must spend her day resting, eating, and learning her baby as her baby learns her. As a daytime postpartum doula, I ensure the health of the household so that the mother can heal and the experience her authentic postpartum bubble. Care depends on what is needed, and often includes: 

  • Caring for the mother, giving her time to recuperate

  • Snuggling baby while parents catch a nap, cooking nutrition-dense postpartum foods and preparing sitz baths for mama

  • Assisting with newborn care such as diapering, bathing, and soothing techniques

  • Offering encouragement for parents' intuitive care

  • Offering tips for infant care and feeding, as well as basic breastfeeding support

  • Light housekeeping, running errands, baby's laundry, etc.

  • A foot massage :)

  • An empathetic and experienced presence during emotional recovery

  • Providing referrals when needed

Hours & Fees

Day support hours range from 4 - 6 hours

Fee: $45/hour

postpartum night care

Overnight doula support gives new parents those hours of sleep they need to function smoothly during the day. I stay with baby through the night, soothing her so that she gets more and more accustomed to nocturnal sleeping. At feeding times, I bring baby to mama (bringing mama a snack and drink) or bottle feed. I take care of all diapering, burping, and soothing so that new parents can sleep. 

Hours & Fees

Night support hours range from 8 - 10 hours per night.

Fee: $360/night for an 8-hour shift in SF, Berkeley, Oakland