Postpartum Doula Services

The start of a new family is a very exciting and often challenging time.  As a postpartum doula, I provide transitional assistance after your baby's arrival by providing emotional, educational and practical support that is customized to your family's unique needs.

Emotional Support:

 

  • Non-judgemental, nurturing emotional support

  • Help you learn and grow into your new role, as a first time parent or learning how to juggle the needs of multiple children.

  • Supporting postpartum adjustment by validating what you are feeling at the time.

  • Support and referrals for postpartum mood changes.

  • Sibling guidance as they adjust to the expanding family.

Education:

 

  • Advising on newborn development.

  • Guidance on newborn care including bathing, swaddling, soothing, baby wearing and more.

  • Breasfeeding and bottle feeding support.

  • Provide community referrals as needed.

 

Practical Support:

 

  • Helping with childcare so that you can shower, nap or eat a meal.

  • Accompanying you on outings as needed, such as doctor's visits, etc.

  • Meal preparation and planning.

  • Light housekeeping.

  • Help with setting up feeding/diapering stations, organizing nursery and newborn clothing, etc.

  • Running errands such as grocery store or pharmacy.

  • Advising on comfort measures for postpartum healing.

Service Fee:

 

Please contact me directly to discuss.

© 2014 by Michelle Ogden

Serving Vancouver, WA and Greater Clark County and the Portland, OR  Area

Tel: 408.649.1199

sweetdreamdoula@gmail.com

 

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