1. What is a postpartum doula?
A trained professional who provides evidence-based information in the areas of physical and emotional birth recovery and newborn care. Postpartum doulas also help around the home with light housekeeping, organization and meal preparation.
2. What is the difference between a postpartum doula and a baby nurse?
A postpartum doula takes care of mom and baby as a unit. A baby nurse focuses only on the baby.
3. Who uses a postpartum doula?
Postpartum doulas are used by a wide variety of clientele including: first- time parents, parents of multiples, parents who adopted, families with little local support, families with other young children, women at risk for postpartum depression and/ or premature births, babies with colic or reflux.
Doulas can also assist women who are put on bedrest during their 3rd trimester.
4. Do I need a postpartum doula if I have support of a partner/family?
It's great you have the support of your partner and/ or family! A doula will work with you and your family to determine how to best serve you and your baby. Most families love having an overnight postpartum doula so they can rest at night and be alert and available for mom and baby during the day.
5. What does a typical day look like with a doula?
The needs of every family is unique. During the initial consultation we will discuss your needs and construct a care plan that will help you meet your goals.
6. What areas of Florida do you serve?
I serve any area within an hour and a half of Lakeland FL. Give me a call to confirm if I serve in your city.
7. How much do your services cost?
Many are surprised at the value of my service. Having my services for even a short period of time can make a significant difference. I offer several packages and will work with you to find the best option within your budget.
8. When should I hire a postpartum doula?
The earlier you hire a doula the better! It's one less thing you have to worry about and it allows time for you and your doula to get better aquatinted. The more comfortable you are with your doula the better your communication and teamwork will be once the baby arrives.