Frequently Asked Questions
What precautions are you taking during the current pandemic?
It is our #1 goal to keep your family and ours safe! During this time we are:
1. Following the CDC guidelines pertaining to hand washing and mask wearing.
2. Following soical distance measures when not supporting famlies.
3. Reducing the number of famlies we are supporting in Person
4. Providng Virtual postaprtum doual and lactation support
5. If Traveling, allowing 14 days of isoloation before starting to support any family
6. Keeping open communcation with all famlies in order to address any concerns right away.
If you have additionbal questions please don't hesistate to contact us!
What is the difference between a postpartum doula and a nanny?
A nanny unlike a postpartum doula, cares primarlly for the baby when the parents are away. Postaprtum doulas help the whole family! We are professionally trained to support mom, to promote healing, as she recovers during the first 3 months after childbirth. Postpartum doulas are able to educate and assist parents with newborn care such as umblical cord and circumcison care, gas/reflux, colic and promote healthy feeding and sleep patterns.
What does a typical day look like with a doula?
The needs of every family is unique and can change from day to day. During our the initial consultation we will discuss your needs and create a personalized postpartum plan that will help you meet your goals and make your trainsition seamless. We provde support with postpartum care for mom, education and assistanece with newborn care light hosekeeping and meall prep ,overnight support and more!
I have family near by, should I still have a postpartum doula?
It's great you have the support of your partner and/or family! A postpartum doula will not replace your family but will work with them and guide them in how to be the most helpful for you and your family. 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. While others enjoy having a doula and thier family available during the day to ensure mom and dad are able to recieve adquate care.
When should I hire a postpartum doula?
From my expereince, 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.