As a respected Postpartum and Parent Support Specialist, I pride myself in providing you with compassion, understanding, information and support throughout the postpartum period. To schedule an initial consultation, or to learn more about my practice, please contact me.
I bring empathy, compassion and non-judgemental support to the new family and try to lighten the load that new and even seasoned parents inevitably feel.
Postpartum Wellness and Parent Support Specialist
Hourly rate: $30/hr
A few things I offer are:
a source of knowledge - open to all questions and concerns - no judgment
a vigilant eye out for anything atypical in birthing parent, partner, and baby(s), requiring attention or outside referral
birth recovery tips and comfort
help with various feeding concerns (breast, chest, bottle, SNS, etc)
support in creating safe, healthy sleep habits
guidance through the firsts - bath, nail clipping, rash, etc
peace of mind and time for self-care, rest, rejuvenation
household maintenance such as light tidying, baby laundry, and food prep
an understanding and confidential companion
perinatal mental health screenings
swaddling and baby wearing education
to empower, nurture, respect and care for the whole family unit
Support in setting up changing/diapering station
Support with set up of bedtime routine for as much sleep as possible!
Provide support as siblings adjust and transition for those families welcoming another child.
Support and referrals to local resources as they come up (support groups, classes, therapists, acupuncturist, chiropractors, babysitters, household cleaners, etc).
I do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, ability, marital status, or sexual orientation.
Rates and Packages
All clients must purchase a minimum package to start services and/or hold the availability.
For Day Services min package is 4 hours ($120.00).
Night Services min package is 8 hours of postpartum doula care for 1 overnight shift ($320.00
Overnight support: $40.00 per hour, with a minimum of 8 hours per visit
Please contact me for a list of packages
DOULAS FOR ABORIGINAL FAMILIES PROGRAM
The DAFGP is providing grants to pay for prenatal, birth and/or postpartum doula services for Indigenous parents and families residing in BC (on and off reserve).
Doulas help birthing parents and their families communicate their expectations, hopes, and concerns about childbirth so that they feel supported and comfortable with their decisions. The assistance of a doula can help Indigenous parents and families find their strength and place of power in giving birth.
To apply for the grant, please follow the link below.