Postpartum Care

A doula can help expectant and new parents navigate through the jungle of information about pregnancy and the early days of parenthood, newborn baby care and needs. that is widely available through the internet, books and well meaning friends and relatives, many of which may contradict the other. Doulas help and support a new family through the pregnancy and the fourth trimester, working out what is needed to gain confidence in labour and in looking after their baby/babies.

Petra and Suyin are both CAPPA certified Postpartum doulas.  They each have many years of experience and have worked with a variety of clientele over the years.  Contact us about availability.

Postpartum Services:

    • Emotional, physical and informational support during postpartum period;
    • Indefinite 24/7 support by telephone and email as needed during pregnancy and postpartum;
    • Availability starting two weeks on either side of your due date;
    • Running errands;
    • Expert breastfeeding assistance and getting breastfeeding established or Unbiased and informed support for parents who choose to formula feed;
    • Expert general newborn care, as requested by birthing parent so as not to interfere with parent/baby bonding;
    • Specialty in multiples, Caesarean and VBAC (Vaginal Birth after Caesarean) Care and caring for parents with postpartum depression;
    • Care of siblings so parents can focus on themselves and baby;

    Other duties may be negotiated on and individual basis.  It is helpful to us if you have a list of wishes prepared for each meeting.  During the contracted period you may contact us for telephone or email support.  Telephone support will now be billed as work time under normal circumstances.

    Postpartum Packages

    The Basics – $1,500

    • Postpartum services listed in the services section above;
    • 40 hours, to be completed within a two week period arranged on weekdays mutually agreed by the client and doula.

    The Basics Plus – $2,250

    • Postpartum services listed in the services section above;
    • 60 hours, to be completed within a three week period arranged week days mutually agreed by the client and doula.

    We will advise and help you plan for the best use of these hours as necessary.

    Monthly Best – $3,000

    • Postpartum services listed in the services section above;
    • 80 hours, to be completed within a four week period arranged week days mutually agreed by the client and
      doula.

    Bespoke Packages – $40/hour

    Packages can be built to suit your individual needs, here are two examples:

    • Postpartum services listed in the services section above;
    • 4 hour shift Morning Glory or Evening Sunset:
      Have a postpartum doula come early in the morning and take over the care of your baby so that you can sleep a
      few more hours and have breakfast waiting for you when you wake up. Or at the end of a busy day have your
      postpartum doula getting dinner ready for you and help and your baby getting ready for the night, you might
      even be able to have a quick nap before the last evening feeding of your baby.

    Peaceful Sleep Night Doula Package – $300/overnight stay (10:00pm – 6:00 am)

    • Bottle, tube, or cup feeding or night latching with Doula assistance
    • Record of wet diapers and fluid intake (if wanted)
    • Get a good night sleep so by day you are rested and prepared to enjoy the day
    • Help with folding of laundry and washing up of bottles or breast pump equipment

    Notes on Package Rates:

    • Packages may offer a reduction in rates;
    • We do not normally work statutory holidays, but if we do make an exception to this then the fees will be double the normal rate;
    • We cover a 25 km radius. There may be a charge for travelling if we are asked to travel outside this radius.

     

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