2020 was a year of pandemic. Pregnancy and delivery was looked at with high concern during this year. We had our baby boy enter the world in the middle of a pandemic. We were first time parents and we decided to have a doula to help with our postpartum needs. We were so glad to have had Heidi as our postpartum doula and help with child care. Heidi is extremely Knowledgeable, Professional, Patient and Kind and she was a tremendous help and asset for us in our postpartum journey. Since it was our first pregnancy, we had very little knowledge of what to expect, both physically and emotionally. Heidi gave us great support and advice about dealing with the emotional swings of postpartum and calming a new baby. Seeing her calm, supportive and easy going approach we decided to have her continue to care for our little one. We are so happy and grateful that we had Heidi as our postpartum doula. Should we have another child, we definitely would have Heidi as our doula.
~Vidya & Sridhar, with Baby A
We offer professionally trained, evidence based care for yourself and your newborn during our time together including feeding, rest, diapering (cloth & disposable), skin-to-skin bonding, cord care, safe sleep, baby wearing, and soothing techniques. Additionally, our postpartum doula services include simple household tasks like dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, laundry, bedding changes, meal preparation, snack plates, set up and maintenance of lactation and/or pumping stations complete with drinks, healthy snacks, charging cables, remotes. We can also accompany you to health visits, run errands, care for siblings, and household pets. Most importantly, we will take care of your needs whether that's sharing conversation & a cup of tea, having us hold baby while you nap or take a shower, or taking care of the house so you can enjoy your babymoon with your new sweet little. We celebrate all families and welcome everyone. We honor your feeding choices. However you need it, we will be there to help and support you ensuring this precious time is a nest of support, recovery, rejuvenation, and loving care.
Our Certified Lactation Educator Counselor understands the intricacies of breastfeeding and will work with you to relieve your concerns and difficulties you might be experiencing around lactation. We are knowledgeable CLEC's as well as experienced nursers ourselves. Visits take place in the safety and comfort of your own home with a relaxed and stress free approach. Professionally trained to assess, troubleshoot, and create an action plan for typical breastfeeding worries, we can help with everything from ensuring a good nursing position and deep latch, to increasing milk supply, help with plugged ducts, soreness, engorgement, nursing multiples, tandem nursing, nursing after cesarean, induced lactation and more. Additionally, we have resources and referrals when appropriate, and offer phone and text support. Lactation services are included with all of our postpartum doula plans & packages at no additional cost. No matter the issue or concern, we'll be with you every step of the way. We've got you.
For some people, the joy of giving birth is replaced by feelings of anxiety or depression; commonly known as the ‘baby blues’. It has been shown that 60-80% of people who give birth will experience this common mental health concern. We are certified Trauma Informed Professionals (TIP), and experienced in postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety. We recognize why it happens, the signs to look for, and the toll it takes on your life. We understand because we've been there too. We can help. Trauma Informed Care is at the heart of our attendence to you and your family and is seemlessly integrated into all of our services. You're not alone. We're in this together.
Our patient and birth rights advocate has been professionally trained to understand and recognize informed consent and informed refusal, to see the factors affecting your rights as the birthing person and support you so that you can advocate for yourself. We are also trained to help you get the information you need so that you can make the choices and decisions for yourself and your baby. We think it's essential you feel empowered, safe, and an equal part of a team. Our patient and birth rights advocacy is incorporated into our standard of care for every family. We help protect your autonomy and ensure your voice is heard.