Postpartum Doula Services
Having a newborn can be incredible and incredibly exhausting. Our postpartum doulas are here to support and encourage you during your early days of parenthood.
Why hire a Glory Birth postpartum doula?
We provide evidenced based, non judgmental support through your Fourth Trimester. Just like during your birth, we provide calm, confident support during one of the most vulnerable, raw, and exciting times for your family. We assist as you transition to life with an infant, normalize the postpartum experiences, provide resources for additional support if necessary, and calm the chaos that newborns can sometimes bring along. We proudly manage it all while providing supportive, educational care for your entire family, and while building your confidence in your role as a parent.
We help you thrive, not just survive, in your fourth trimester.
What does postpartum support look like?
We take the time to get to know you, as people and as new parents, deeply listening to your story, your questions, and your concerns, and provide you with evidence-based information and guidance so you can make the best decisions possible for your family. We’ll even help take care of the daily household necessities so you can focus on recovering from birth and/or bonding with your new baby. From meal preparation and light housework to sibling and infant care, our postpartum doulas help you create space and time to do what's important to you in the moment.
Our postpartum doulas can even provide on-call, in-hospital support immediately following birth while your partner goes home to rest or care for older children (Note: On-call support requires an additional fee). This service provides early breastfeeding or infant feeding guidance and positioning help, and support as you begin to physically (and/or emotionally) begin to recover from birth.
How does it work?
Postpartum doula care is available in daytime shifts (4-hour minimum), or longer overnight visits (8-hour minimum). We can provide ongoing care over the first weeks or months, helping your family establish and maintain systems for postpartum success and maximize your rest; or we can provide single, one-time shifts which help fill the gaps between friends’ and family members’ supportive visits.
In either case, our support allows your entire family to be cared for by reliable, skilled, competent, and compassionate hands, especially when you need them the most.
Our professional doulas are highly trained and experienced with all family and parenting styles, whether you're welcoming home one or more than one newborn. All of our doulas are thoroughly background checked, up-to-date on vaccinations and insured, so you can be sure that your family is receiving the highest quality of care possible. Plus, they receive on-going mentorship and trainings throughout their time on our team.
Specialized care available for your family’s unique needs.
Our doula care is also instrumental for families who are recovering from or who are experiencing a postpartum mood struggle, or who are anticipating a transition home from the NICU following birth. Our doulas are experts in caring for the emotional needs of parents battling depression, anxiety or other mood challenges, and are familiar with the unique, specialized needs of preemie/NICU newborns.
Postpartum doula support allows for the small details of your household to be attended to, while long-term overnight support allows you to focus on your own critical needs, or the needs of your partner.
We recognize that not all families are created through a birthing experience.
We also provide support to families of surrogacy and adoption. No matter how your family was created, we are ready to meet you where you are and support your individual needs and goals.
All postpartum support includes:
Focus on restorative and compassionate support for the family
Parent and Baby Bonding Guidance
Infant Soothing Advice
Basic Babywearing Advice (Or, referrals for specialized care if needed)
Basic Newborn Care
Access to our extensive lending library of DVDs, books, baby carriers, breastfeeding pillows and more
Big Sibling Transition Guidance (if needed)
Registry and Nursery Set-up Guidance
Sibling Care so parents can bond with new baby
Newborn care so parents can bond with older siblings
Meal and Snack Preparation