"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."
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"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."
To hire a postpartum doula:
Included in hiring a postpartum doula:
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 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...
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.