Our rate is based on how many hours you purchase.
You must pre-purchase hours to hold your space on our calendar.
For Families with Singleton Babies
100 hours or more = 30.00/ hour
25 - 99 hours = 33.00/ hour
24 hours or less = 35.00/ hour
For Families with Multiple Babies
100 hours or more = 35.00/ hour
25 - 99 hours = 38.00/ hour
24 hours or less = 40.00/ hour
What is a Postpartum Doula?
A postpartum doula is a support person for families with newborn babies. Our focus is on nurturing the parents so that they can be the best parents they can be. Our goal is to help new parents develop and gain confidence in their own unique parenting style and skills to the point that they do not need us anymore.
What kind of Postpartum Doula do you need?
All of our "Daytime Doulas" can do but are not limited to doing the following:
- Catch up on your laundry
- Prepare a warm meal and ensure you get to eat it uninterrupted
- Tidy kitchen & surfaces, prepare for the days meals
- Prepare snaks and meals for the day (or week depending on what's needed)
- Clean & prepare baby feeding supplies (pump parts or bottles)
- Provide baby feeding support
- Provide resources, a gentle non-bias ear (emotional support), information or demonstrations on newborn and postpartum mother's care
- Care for baby while parent takes a shower, talks to a friend on the phone, does yoga, takes a nap or whatever is needed for a parental mental health break
- Go for a walk with you or send you on a walk
- Accompany you on appointments or errands
- AND much, much more!
Types of Bud to Blossom Postpartum Doula Services:
Arrives at 5:00 or 6:00am for a 4 to 6 hour shift:
Imagine you've been up all night caring for your sweet, but not so sleepy neborn baby. Now you're exhausted and need a nap! Your sunrise doula greets you in the wee hours of the morning, she will care for your baby and your home while you sleep, have some time for you and help you prepare for the rest of your day or week.
Parents can catch up on their sleep, wake up to a warm meal and eat it with both hands - uninterrupted, take a shower or a walk (with or without baby up to your preference), or whatever is needed most. Your Sunrise Doula can then help you plan for the rest of your day or week.
Good Morning Doula
Arrives at 9:00 or 10:00am - for a 4 to 6 hour shift:
Your Good Morning Doula will help you get your day off to a great start! Together you will come up with your plan for the day, prioritizing your needs. Some of the things your Good Morning Doula may do include but is not limited to:
Mid-Day Nap Doula
Arrives at 1:00 or 2:00pm for a 4 hour shift:
Ever notice that mid-day sleepy feeling? Or maybe you spent most of the previous night and morning up with your active newborn baby? Your Mid-Day Nap Doula is there to give you some reprive so that you can get through dinner and bedtime and the next night at your best!
Arrives at 4:00 or 5:00pm and stays for a 4 to 6 hour shift:
Dinner Doula's are there to help you prepare dinner, will hold your baby and/or entertain your toddler while you enjoy your dinner start to finish. When dinner is over, she will make sure your kitchen is clean and stay to help you wind the family down for bedtime. If needed, she will even help tuck everyone in for a good night's sleep!
Dinner and a Doula
Arrives at 4:00 or 5:00pm and stays for an Overnight (until 6:00 or 7:00am):
Your Dinner and a Doula doula follows the above description but also stays for an overnight.
Arrives at 9:00 or 10:00pm and stays until 6:00 or 7:00am:
An overnight doula is there to help the new parents catch up on their sleep. What an Ovenright Doula does depends greatly on what the parents need and can vary from night to night. Just some of the ways an overnight postpartum doula can help include but are not limited to:
- Wake with mom/baby - stay up with mom through feeding - burp, change and get baby back to sleep - doula stays with baby
- Bottle feed baby through the night so parents can catch up on their sleep
- Bottle cleaning and preparing (if bottle feeding)
- Clean and prepare mom's pump parts (if she's pumping), collect pumped milk for baby or storage
- Laundry if requested
- If requested, cook crock pot meals through the night or prep warm drink and light meal for breakfast parents can wake up to
Whether your family needs to catch up on some much-needed rest or help navigating night time wakings, feedings, and getting baby back to sleep, let us support and guide you and help you catch up on your zzzzz's.
Not sure if a doula is right for you?
Try us Once or As Needed:
If you are not sure you need a postpartum doula, you can hire us just once or even here and there as needed. This falls into the 24 hours or less rate category.
There is a suggested 4-hour minimum during the day and suggested 8-hour minimum for overnights. Daytime and Overnight task descriptions are above.
Who Needs a Postpartum Doula?
Every parent bringing a newborn baby into their family needs a postpartum doula! There was a time when a woman would give birth and her whole family and even tribe would gather around her and make sure she was taken care of. In our culture today, many new parents find themselves alone, isolated, and expected to do it all. We have unfortunately gotten away from the “it takes a village” mentality. A postpartum doula fills that gap and provides the emotional, physical, practical, and informational support a new family needs.
"My very favorite thing about being a postpartum doula is watching parents step into their confidence! I hold the space, meeting them where they are at in that moment ~ and provide the support, information and resources they need to be the best parents they can be." ~ Sierra Brooks