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POSTPARTUM SUPPORT
Bringing home a new baby is such a huge change in any family! Having someone come into your home to assist with that adjustment can be life changing too!

(*this picture is of friends of mine .... just being silly, but also illustrating how they sometimes felt during the early post-birth days .... it's not always like this!)

As a postpartum doula I can help with a variety of things from baby soothing, to light housekeeping, to helping older siblings adjust, to breasfeeding support, to helping you find the supports you need in the community, to babywearing, to newborn care. I offer daytime and overnight support. I come spend time overnight helping you get the most sleep possible. I can work with you to figure out what is going to work best for both you and your baby to sleep or just come give you "a night off" caring for your baby in between feeds while you rest knowing your baby is safe.

If one of these packages appeals to you we can plan for support like that or hourly support is also available.

 

Sample Postpartum Packages:

In Hospital Support - One night $200 or two nights for $350 - I am extra hands for you in the hospital when recovering from a ceasarean birth. I can help by holding babe while you sleep, and assist in breastfeeding and babycare. This package is often extra helpful when the other parent needs to be home with other children. Suggested 10pm-6am.

Dinner & Postpartum Visit - $130 - A wonderful idea to gift to friends or family! This package includes a warm dinner (main, salad, bread, beverage & dessert from Terrible Truffles), a fruit & veggie basket (featuring produce from The Root Cellar), a list of resources in the Victoria area and a 30 to 60 minute postpartum visit at the time of delivery. Meals will be made to suit the family's taste .... a couple sample ideas are:

  • Indian Fare .... samosas, cuccumber salad, rice, naan & butter chicken
  • Italian Theme .... tortellini & italian sausage soup, homemade foccacia bread & a salad
  • Greek Pitas.... homemade pitas, tzatziki, greek chicken, feta, tomatoes, peppers, olives, lettuce

Nighttime Support - by the hour $25/hour minimum 6 hrs - A night or two to rest up can make all the difference in how you feel! This can also be ideal when a partner needs to travel out of town. I come to your home and care for your baby as you sleep. I can provide all the care if your baby takes the bottle or provide all the other care and bring baby to mom for feeds if you are exclusively breastfeeding. I can work with you to establish healthy sleep patterns for your baby or simply care for your baby while you sleep.