Spectrum of Services

 
 

I offer compassionate, evidence-based postpartum services with flexible packages to meet your specific needs .

 

 

Spectrum of Services

As a Postpartum Doula, I help parents, siblings and grandparents adjust to the arrival of a new baby. I provide parents (and grandparents) with evidence-based education about newborn care, breast feeding/bottle feeding, and infant sleep. I assist you in light meal preparation, light housework, and light errand running to encourage postpartum healing and parent-infant bonding. I also allow space to debrief your child’s birth, embrace your birth as a new parent, explore your new normal, the changing dynamics of your relationship with your partner, and recognize the symptoms of perinatal mood disorders such as postpartum depression and anxiety (I will refer you to qualified health care providers for diagnosis and treatment). At the end of my time with you and your family, I hope that you will feel more confident about your ability to bond and care for your child. But most of all, I’m here for you! I’m here with a patient ear and calming presence to help you process your anxieties, triumphs, insecurities, joys, pain and pleasures surrounding this huge life event! 

 

My spectrum of services include:

Newborn-parent bonding

Newborn-sibling bonding 

Bottle feeding

Breastfeeding support (some positioning and latching help)

Infant cue education 

Light household tasks

(Dishwashing, take out trash, sweeping, wiping down countertops)

Light errand running

(Grocery shopping)

Light meal and snack preparation

Assistance with newborn diapering, feeding, bathing and comfort measures

Referrals (therapists, parent support groups and classes, etc)

Baby care while parent is eating, showering and napping 

 

 

 

 

Packages

Basic Package 12 hour minimum/ Four-3hr sessions:  $360  . This package meets your basic postpartum needs during the first month of baby's life.  We will meet once or twice during the first week postpartum and make weekly appointments for the remaining visits.  This package also includes a complimentary postpartum care kit to aid in perineal healing.  Additional hours available by request at $30/hr.

Gold Package 24 hour minimum/ Eight-3hr sessions: $700  — This package will help you through the first 8 weeks of baby's life.  This includes breastfeeding assistance, help with pumping and preparing to go back to work. This package also includes a complimentary postpartum care kit to aid in perineal healing. Additional hours available by request at $30/hr. 

Platinum Package 60 hour minimum/Twenty-3hr sessions: $1750 — This package will help you through the first 12 weeks of baby's life. This includes breastfeeding assistance, help with pumping and preparing to go back to work, and how to make self care a priority in the new normal. This package also includes a complimentary postpartum care kit to aid in perineal healing.  Additional hours available by request at $30/hr.

Non-refundable deposit (50% of total fee) is due upon signing of contract.  Remainder of fee is due at 37 weeks gestation.  Payment plans are available.

Postpartum Planning

Postpartum Planning ($125) — Don't live in the NYC Metro area, but still want some guidance as you approach the postpartum period? I can help walk you through a customized postpartum plan.  I can even help you find a postpartum doula in your area.  We will discuss managing visitors after the baby arrives, nourishment,  who will be taking over household chores and errands, you and your partner's expectations vs. reality, preparing sibling(s) for the new baby, finding infant care and childbirth education classes, and finding a new parent community to connect with.

Postpartum Care Kit

Gift bag full of postpartum essentials ($35) —Need a unique but practical gift for a mommy-to-be? Send someone a postpartum care kit full of essentials for the first few weeks of parenthood.  Items include perineal cold packs, perineal cleanser, loofah, maxi pads, sleep mask, lanolin tubes, witch hazel wipes, journal and pen. All kits come with inspirational message. (Ships within U.S. only.)