What is a Postpartum Doula?
A postpartum doula provides evidence based information on things such as infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, mother–baby bonding, infant soothing, and basic newborn care. A postpartum doula is there to help a new family in those first days and weeks after bringing home a new baby.
Define "Well Nested" care...
How can a Doula help me?
It's hard to take care of your loved ones the way you want to if your running on empty. I will make sure you are well rested, comfortable, hydrated, and relaxed.Self care is imperative to your postpartum recovery. Whether that be a shower, exercise or nap I will be here to support your needs. I will help you build routines/schedules that will allow you to independently work self care into your daily life with a newborn. Supporting you and giving you a helping hand to complete this much needed task is what I am here for. Well nested also offers a wide variety of in-home self care services that include massage and mental health therapy.
There is no book written on how YOUR baby and body will recover after birth. Becoming a parent and getting to know your newborn, new body and family is a day to day growing experience. Educating you in your personal choices and postpartum recovery is important to me. Whether that be breastfeeding, pumping, formula, swaddling or building daily routines. I will help teach you facts, tips and tricks that will ease your thoughts, transition and achieve your goals with little frustration.
Don't worry about washing the laundry, folding the clothes or disinfecting the bottles. I'll help take care of all those little everyday duties so you can rest up and just enjoy being a parent for a while.
I am trained to provide information and hands-on support for every aspect of parenting. Have questions? I have answers! I offer in home newborn and safety education. I will show you unlimited options that will help you determine what works best for you and your newborn. This includes bathing, diapering, sleep solutions, soothing techniques, baby wearing, nursery organization, and so much more.
The biggest shock to new parents is the sleep deprivation. Are you waking up every two hours? Do your days seem to be rolling one into the other? Is sleep deprivation interfering with your physical recovery? It's time to get well rested with Well Nested! I can help establish healthy sleep routines for baby, do the night feedings (or bring the baby to you to nurse when hungry). My goal is for the whole household to get the rest you need to really thrive.
It can be overwhelming to make a trip out of the house with a new baby. Let me take the stress away by accompanying you to the pediatrician or to the market. We can build a routine that will help you leave the house independently and manage motherhood with all of the important accessories. Not ready to leave the house? Order your groceries or dinner online and i'll go pick it up for you. I will gladly run your errands and decrease your to-do list as best as I can.
Well Nested RI is here to offer :
Overnight newborn care
Daytime postpartum care
Daily Routine building
Expansive newborn care knowledge
Breastfeeding support and education
Expert mama care
Partner and family adjustment
Compassionate post-miscarriage support
Connection to local services and resources
Baby preparation and planning
Car seat safety and installation
Baby registry planning
Pampering and relaxation
Overnight newborn services
Newborn travel assistance
24/7 text & virtual support
I am here to help, encourage and empower you. Not only am I a doula but I am a friend, helping hand, mentor, confidante and your biggest cheerleader.
$35 per hour
Bringing your baby home comes with joy and adjustments! I can assist with your baby’s care, light home care, sibling care, and most importantly support and care for you and/or your partner. Postpartum doula services can be arranged during the day time hours or be used in addition to overnight care services.
Customize your postpartum plan with one day a week or all seven days, for shifts of 4-12 hours.
Nighttime can be the most challenging time for a postpartum family. Newborns wake up and want to eat every 2-3 hours! Parents are exhausted, mom is healing from the physically and mentally draining task of giving birth, all while trying to manage feedings, feelings and caring for your newborn around the clock. Now you can have an expert in all things postpartum by your side, to doula you through this beautiful and delicate time.
Our Night Owl service includes 9-12 overnight hours. Hours are customized to your families wants and needs. Rates range from $35- $40/hour depending on travel and multiples.