24 Salt Pond Road

Unit G-10

South Kingstown, RI 02879


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Postpartum Doula

$30/hour 16 hour minimum

(15 hour minimum for birth doula clients)

After being a birth doula for some time, I realized that the one customary postpartum visit that is included in my birth doula services was not enough for some families. I also understood that my own postpartum experiences were not enough to sufficiently support the majority of my clients. I have massive amounts of family in the area, my husband was able to take time off of work, and I was deeply embedded in the birth world. It didn't take long to realize that this was not the norm. My deep sense of inadequacy surrounding the postpartum period lead me back to Doulas of North America International (DONA International). I became a DONA Trained Postpartum Doula in November of 2012. Since then, I have been blessed to assist families welcoming their first baby to families welcoming their fourth. The needs of each family are as diverse as the members and being able to support them in the transition has been a true joy.

As your postpartum doula, ideally, I will meet with you in your home before your baby is born to help you and your family come up with a plan to help adjust to your new addition(s). Postpartum doula care includes (but is not limited to) listening as new parents talk about their feelings, birth experiences and new baby/babies, breastfeeding support, taking care of your baby/babies while you shower, sleep or take time for yourself, basic meal preparation, help in organizing your home, and providing information and education regarding baby care and self care.