"Too often, new mothers are left to their own devices to figure out how to mother when what they really need is to be mothered themselves. They need someone to prepare nourishing food, run a soothing bath, look after the baby while they nap, and provide comfort, guidance, and reassurance about baby care."
Why hire a postpartum doula?
In the days, weeks, months, and up to a year after a baby is born, a postpartum doula offers the extra hands-on support that families need while adjusting to their new family dynamic. When mothers of newborns have special care at home, there is an increased probability of successful breastfeeding, and significantly lower the risk of postpartum depression and anxiety. The mother can better heal from birth, set up herself up for a postpartum period where she doesn't feel isolated, alone, or confused, and create space for a partner or family member to be hands-on who might otherwise not know how to help. You will always be met with respect, patience, active listening, empathy, and support.
My number one priority is to help facilitate the most gentle transition in those early postpartum days, weeks, and months in a variety of circumstances and situations and to help my clients take an active role in their body's recovery.
Bringing home a newborn can be overwhelming, but with my extensive knowledge in infant care, I'm here to offer an extra set of hands and support. From breastfeeding, bottle feeding, latching issues, diapering, infant playtime, baby wearing, bonding, safe sleep guidance, and newborn physical and mental development, I can guide you through this exciting and transformative stage of life.
Transition to Parenthood
I provide hands-on practical support and dialogue with the whole family to help adjust to a new baby. With judge-free companionship in the days, weeks, months, and up to one year after birth to ensure a successful transition to parenthood.
As a certified Nutrition Consultant, I may provide nutrient dense meals and snacks that are healing, nourishing, and supportive of maintaining milk supply specifically for the birther but the whole family will enjoy the delicious and nutritionally balanced meals made in your home! Pick from my list of soups, stews, breakfast, snacks, and herbal infusions or send me your favorite recipe! Oh, and I do the grocery shopping, too!
Specialized Mother Care
As a doula, I understand the intuitive needs of both parent and baby during the crucial postpartum period. I emphasize physical healing recommendations for the mother and we as mental and emotional healing support. Additionally, I can provide professional referrals, stress relief techniques, and coping strategies to help make your transition into parenthood as smooth as possible. You are not alone!
Postnatal recovery is one of the most important parts of your journey as a new mother. Whether you gave birth naturally or through a cesarean section, postpartum core and pelvic floor connection and healing, including diastasis recti and incontinence, is crucial for your long-term health. We work together to incorporate lifestyle shifts to help optimize your postpartum recovery.
Out of House Support
Getting prepped and out the door can be challenging as a new parent. That's why I offer out of house support to help make your day-to-day easier. Whether you need help getting to an appointment, running errands, or trying on new clothes, I'm here to lend a helping hand. With my support, you can feel more empowered to take care of your baby and yourself.
"There is such beauty in having someone who is comforting, helpful, calm and just there for YOU during delicate postpartum time. Alyssa has been the "me" of the household so I can focus on bonding with my baby and recovering instead of running a household. She has been a godsend, helping prepare healthy food, cleaning up the house and supporting my breastfeeding journey and everything in between. I have gone out of my way to tell all pregnant women they not only need a postpartum doula, they need Alyssa!"
Facing hardship or need a payment plan? Please, don't hesitate to reach out!
1 or 2 in-home baby prep visits
unlimited email and phone chat support
lending library of books
access to my ever growing "clients only" postpartum resources and articles
professional referrals for postpartum support (IBCLC, massage, acupuncture, reiki, etc.)
physical and emotional support
new mother healing recommendations
light house duties and errands
any other needs catered to you and your family