Postpartum doula care in OKC
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.
What you can expect when hiring a postpartum doula
At Thrive Mama Collective we can create a postpartum doula support package to fit your family’s unique needs. Whether that support is in the hospital, at home, overnight, or during the day – our postpartum doulas are here to support you. Here are some of the most common ways a postpartum doula can offer assistance:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The cost of postpartum doula care
Daytime rates for postpartum doula care start at $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 and make excellent gifts for expecting families.