Postpartum Doulas

Supporting a mother in those first few days, weeks, and months after birth is the core of The Birthing Space’s mission. Making Space can mean taking care of you in our space – but is still most importantly about you finding your own space in your own home, with any help from us we can provide.

A postpartum doula is trained to help you with the small details, and the large understandings of those first hardest days of welcoming a new baby to the family. Nothing is too great or too small to have a postpartum doula help you with it in your own home, at any time in your child’s life.

postpartum doula helping mom tickling baby foot

Postpartum Doula Packages

Postpartum and Breastfeeding Doula (Maria and/or Denise)

This package includes:

  • complementary consultation
  • certified breastfeeding counselling
  • emotional and moral support
  • light housekeeping and meal preparation
  • simple errands and light shopping
  • care of infant while mother rests/performs other tasks
  • demonstration of babycare techniques
  • suggestions for soothing baby
  • resource referrals

We can also provide:

  • assistance with bathing
  • light massage, physical support and other postpartum care and comfort techniques
  • post c-birth bed care
  • babywearing carriers testing and lending library
  • pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and parenting book library
  • breastfeeding pillows, support belts, co-sleeping “nest” and baby supply lending library
  • clean laundry and house after a home and/or water birth

Cost: 

$40 an hour with no contract
$230 for a 6 hour contract

$375 for a 10 hour contract
$700 for a 20 hour contract
Other length contracts available, just ask!

Postpartum and Child Care Doula (Denise)

  • all basics above
  • plus partial child care in your home, including any siblings

Cost: 

$40 an hour with no contract
$230 for a 6 hour contract

$375 for a 10 hour contract
$700 for a 20 hour contract
Other length contracts available, just ask!

“First Latch” Lactation Doula (Maria and/or Denise)

Definitely want help with breastfeeding, but don’t need someone to attend the entire birth? Already have a birth attendant you love, but need more help with getting breastfeeding off to a great start? We arrive either near the middle of birth (when you’re well into active phase), or even after the birth if you so choose, and help you till you’re nursing and feeling settled and tucked in. We then return as needed in the next few days for breastfeeding support.

This package includes:

  • complementary consultation
  • minimum of 1-2 prenatal visits, more visits can be scheduled if needed
  • identification of support needs individual to you
  • assistance with birth planning, available choices, stressors, birth goals
  • unlimited phone and email consultations throughout the prenatal and postpartum period
  • 24-hour on-call availability surrounding due date (2 weeks before due date and 2 weeks after – or until the baby is born)
  • partial birth and postpartum support lasting for up to 6 hrs after birth
  • minimum of 2 postpartum visits, scheduled cesarean births with receive minimum 4 postpartum visits

Cost: $500
Additional Visits can be added at $40/ ~1.5 hour visit

Additional Prenatal, Bed Rest, Nighttime, Lactation, and Special Circumstances care available.