Postpartum doula

Postpartum or Antepartum Doula –

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Day shifts:

The role of the postpartum doula is that of a non-judgmental helper. She wants to help make your transition into parenthood more successful and with fewer cares.

We ask that you have prepared for us a list of the top 3-5 most important things that we can help you with during our stay each day. It could include help with breastfeeding challenges, a nap for mom, household chores, sibling care, help with transportation to doctor’s appointments or picking up a prescription or a few things from the grocery store. No task is too mundane. Our goal is to allow you, the new mother and father to enjoy more rest, learn to care for your newborn and feel confident in your abilities.

Night shifts:

At night, our doulas can watch over your little one, allowing you to get into your deepest, most restorative sleep. Once the baby wakes to be fed, she will bring him or her to you for a nice nursing session, provide you with a cool sip of water and a midnight snack (must keep your calories constant! You’re feeding more than just you!) She’ll then take your little one, provide a clean diaper, a burp and settle them down for a few more hours. If there are quiet tasks she can accomplish for you, you may wake to neatly folded laundry or other nice surprises. Otherwise, she provides a quiet, restful environment for your baby to begin to understand the difference between daytime fun and nighttime silence.

“As Americans, we are under the impression that new moms are “Superwomen” and can return to life as it was before baby. We must remember to celebrate this new mother and emulate the other cultures that honor new mothers by caring for them, supporting them, and placing value on the magnificent transformation she is going through. This is the greatest gift we can give to new mothers and newborns. A postpartum doula can help bridge the gap of support for new mothers and babies by providing the support and education they need to become confident new mothers.”

—Darla Burns, CAPPA Executive Director of Postpartum Doula Programs

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MotherMe Postpartum Doulas are highly educated to provide breastfeeding support, mother massage, simplifying newborn care, bathing, nail trimming, newborn massage, infant CPR, support for families experiencing loss, nutrition and meal preparation. They also do simple shopping and errands as well as serve as an extra set of hands and help mom have quiet time to nap, groom and care for herself.

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MotherMe Postpartum Doulas are highly experienced in caring for a postpartum mother and possess special skills to nurture and comfort the mother’s physical and emotional needs. Her guidance is based on the mother’s individual desires and requests. Our doulas have been described by one client as “a non-judgmental mother-in-law”!

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Some families need MotherMe Postpartum Doulas fulltime, even living with the family for a month or more, while others schedule certain days and hours—even just a few hours a week if that is what the family wishes.

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Evidence shows the tremendous need and benefit of postpartum support. All new moms could benefit from hiring a postpartum doula, and there’s a postpartum doula for every mother!

Postpartum Day

$125/up to 4 hours

$25/addt'l hour

Postpartum Overnight

$200/8 hours

$25/addt'l hour

Postpartum 24-Hour

$625

Multiples


Twins +20%

Triplets +30%

Antepartum Doulas are non-medical providers. A MotherMe Antepartum Doula works with mothers who may be in a highly stressful situation such as bed-rest or are experiencing a high-risk pregnancy.

Our Antepartum Doulas provide many resources useful to mothers during pregnancy such as massage therapists, midwives, ICPA Chiropractors, belly casters, pregnancy photographers and other services providers, support groups, online childbirth education and information, recommended reading and other resources.

Antepartum Doulas provide a listening ear free from judgement and respond with tender care and empathy. Relaxation exercises may be practiced along with release to touch activities to reduce stress in the mother’s body.

Mothers on bedrest need individual support to help her view her pregnancy in a positive light and look forward to the birth. Our doulas provide encouragement to the mother that by resting she is giving her baby the best gift possible by reducing the likelihood of preterm birth.

Practical support is provided such as light housekeeping, laundry, basic meals, sibling support, and other needs that can be tailored to the individual family’s needs.

Gift certificates are available.


How to hire your doula:

  • Register for our monthly “Choices for your Birth & Meet the Doulas” events. Private meetings are also available – let us hear from you on our Contact Page.

  • Dallas events are held on the 1st Saturday at 4pm.

  • Fort Worth events are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 4pm at Harris Downtown, Klabzuba Building.

  • Read over the biographies & view each doula’s introduction video.

  • This may give you an idea of the doulas you’d like to meet in person, online or by telephone.

  • Give us a call or drop us a line on our Contact page. Let us know your wishes and we’ll get the ball rolling.

MotherMe offers postpartum doula service in up to 4-hour increments during the day and 8-hour increments at night.