Mothering the  Mother, Inc  

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Postpartum Doulas

"You cannot explain how grateful I am for Mothering the Mother and the doulas who are gracious enough to provide their time, energy, expertise, and finances to help others. After all of the horrific things we hear about going on in the world, Mothering the Mother reminds me that the heart of mankind is good, caring, and loving."   


Postpartum Doulas

Hire a Postpartum Doula

Click below for profiles

Program Details

"Knowing that my babies were being cared for by a knowledgeable, family-centered person who is confident in her many skills made me feel at ease. I trust my postpartum doula as much as I trust my own family.  Her calm, relaxed demeanor rubbed off on the entire family." 

Melanie Ribbich 

To hire a postpartum doula:

  • Select the doulas with whom you would like to potentially work with and interview
  • Send an email to Michelle letting her know which doulas you would like to schedule an interview with and she will set that up for you
  • Once you have interviewed with the doulas (or if you are picking your doula via her doula profile) then proceed to complete an online registration form
  • Work with a Mothering the Mother coordinator to identify your needs
  • Decide for how many hours you would like to hire a postpartum doula
  • Payment is due each Friday before work commences the following week
  • Enjoy your postpartum experience!

Included in hiring a postpartum doula:

  • A prenatal meeting with the postpartum doula to discuss your needs
  • Free Baby Box - safe place for baby to sleep filled with important information, baby supplies and more (see Baby Box page for details)
  • Postpartum doula services
  • Phone call from a breastfeeding counselor after you have had your baby
  • (For packages - see below) - free classes
  • Ages and Stages screening (done in our office) - to learn more visit the ASQ page.

Full fee:

Single babies: $30 per hour, with a minimum of 3 hours per visit

Multiples, including older children: $35  per hour, with a minimum of three hours per visit.  

A minimum of 12 hours total is required per contract.   

Optional packages:  

  • 20 hr package - attend up to six free classes  ($240 value)*
  • 40 hr package - attend all classes offered ($460 value)*

* Optional classes are only available to the family we are working with and are not transferrable to anyone else.  Class options include:

     ~ Nutrition, warning signs, signs of labor​ and prenatal exercise
     ~ Stages of Labor
     ~ Labor Support Techniques for the Expectant Mother and her Partner(s) /Natural                   Comfort Techniques
     ~ Labor Support Techniques Open House for further practice

     ~ Medications and Medical Interventions
     ~ Preparing for Labor and Birth: Maximize Your Ideal Birthing Experience
     ~ Postpartum Mom and New Baby Care
     ~ Babywearing on a Budget
     ~ Cloth Diapering on a Budget

     ~ Breastfeeding Your Baby
     ~ Feeding Your Baby

     ~ Happiest Baby on the Block
     ~ Hug Your Baby

Postpartum doulas are hired on a first come/first serve basis, so availability for a specific doula may be limited.  In the event a doula is not available for directly pairing with a family another doula is offered. It is therefore important to sign up for the program and choose a doula of interest as early as possible.   In the event of large packages more than one doula might be assigned to meet the need of the family.

If you are interested in hiring a Mothering the Mother postpartum doula, please consider viewing the doula profile pages or attending a Meet and Greet. Applications and registrations can be submitted online using the menus above and below.

What is a Postpartum Doula?

A postpartum doula is a trained professional who provides physical, emotional, informational, and practical support to a new mother and her family.

Postpartum doulas can help the mother get comfortable, help care for the baby when the mom is unable (i.e. during showering or napping), and help provide encouragement and positive reinforcement. They are available to help families locate information that pertains to them and their baby, and can help teach families how to care for their new baby. The postpartum doula can also tidy up the house, do baby laundry, help care for older siblings, and prep or cook light meals and snacks.

The postpartum doula's main job is to mother the mother and help ease her transition into motherhood while her body is working on healing.

Things a postpartum doula does not do...

  • A postpartum doula does not assess the mother or infant's health.
  • A postpartum doula does not tell the mother what she should do.
  • A postpartum doula does not replace the father or family, but instead works as an addition to their team.
  • A postpartum doula does not act as a maid or nanny, as while she assists in these areas they are not her primary role.
  • A postpartum doula does not do 100% of the care of the baby, but instead assists the mother in caring for and learning about her new baby.

Postpartum doula clients - don't forget to take advantage of our FREE Ages and Stages screening (a development screening).  To learn more visit this page.