We have several Postpartum Doulas that help to prepare and support you and your family in the postpartum period in Oklahoma City and surrounding cities. Through different tasks such as assistance with errands, meals, feeding assistance, daytime or overnight baby-care and light housework, we can help families thrive. We can create a plan that fits your specific needs. Here is what you can expect when hiring a postpartum doula to support you:
- Feeding Support — A doula understands the importance of a strong feeding relationship. She will help mother and baby establish a nighttime feeding routine and encourage good feeding habits.
- Chore Assistance — It’s no secret that chores tend to be neglected once a new baby enters the scene. Fortunately, an overnight doula can help a bit by washing bottles, throwing out dirty diapers, and keeping things neat while she is in the home.
- Meal Prep — While a doula is certainly not a gourmet chef, she will likely do some light meal prep if needed. This is wonderful because it means the new mother can catch a bit of extra rest while a simple breakfast is being prepared for her.
- Mother’s Health — Finally, a postpartum doula considers it her job to look after the health of the new mother. She will help in anyway possible, and will recommend a doctor when necessary.
- Baby Care — Obviously, an overnight doula is going to be caring for newborns a lot. Therefore, it is important that she knows how to care for the baby, as well as how to help parents prepare to take over her role when she is gone. Additionally, a postpartum doula knows quite a lot about breastfeeding and is able to help new mamas find their nursing groove.
- Physical Postpartum Recovery — When a woman gives birth, her body goes through some enormous changes in a very short amount of time. An overnight doula is well trained on what to expect in those first weeks postpartum, and can help a new mother understand what is happening with her body and when she might want to see a doctor.
- Postpartum Mental Health — In addition to physical changes, a new mother’s body also goes through some incredible hormonal, emotional, and mental changes immediately following the birthing experience. All doulas have a solid understanding of these changes and know the signs of postpartum depression in order to provide support and recommend professional help when needed.
Daytime rates as low as $25 per hour and night time rates start at $32 per hour depending on the contract you choose. We can customize a package to meet your needs and budget. Gift certificates are also available.