For Postpartum Doula services I serve South San Francisco, Brisbane, Daly City, Millbrae, Burlingame, San Mateo, San Carlos, Belmont, Redwood City, and along the coast from Pacifica down to Half Moon Bay.
I specialize in the first and second day a family is home after the birth of their sweet baby.
My time with you will be spent focused on breastfeeding, the mother's health and sleep, and baby care education. I work with the family and support team on how to care for the new mother. I help craft a care plan so the community around mama and baby can feel confident in their supporting role. These first couple of days is a critical time for ensuring the mother’s body is well cared for so she can heal completely, and to help breastfeeding get off to a good start. Setting good habits for sleep, feeding patterns, and self care for the mama are hard to establish without a little help. It's also very important to set overall expectations for everyone involved in the life of this new baby on what these first few days, weeks, and months will look like. My goal is to give tools, teach techniques, and craft a plan so that the new mother and her team feel empowered and confident in this exciting, exhausting, emotional time!
In the weeks following birth my support is limited to breastfeeding help and troubleshooting latch and milk flow, milk production help, back to work planning, pumping and storing milk, and baby care questions that may arise. These sessions range from two hours in person to 15 minute phone support.
My work assumes strong support in the home from family and close friends. If the community surrounding the new family is not able to fully cover the care plan needed for optimal healing and support, I have referrals for postpartum doulas who provide a more rounded practice of in-home care, helping care for the mother as she cares for the baby.
Initial Package - $245
Includes an initial phone consultation which usually lasts between 30-45 minutes. We use this time to explore your postpartum plans and hopes and talk through how I will best be able to support you. I'll send you resources and worksheets after this call to help you as you plan your postpartum healing and support team. After your baby is born we will work to schedule time for the day you arrive home or soon after. This package includes three hours of my time which is usually spent on the first home visit. Any extra time can be applied towards phone or text questions.
Additional hours or visits are billed at $50/hour
Note on billing and payment: I accept payments via Google Wallet, Paypal, or Venmo. I'm also happy to accept major credit cards with a 3% processing fee. Initial packages must be paid for in advance or upon arrival to your home. Additional hours will be agreed upon ahead of time and billed after services are rendered.
Once you are my client, text message conversations that take less then five minutes of my time are always complimentary. However I find that many mamas prefer text over a call (I understand this myself as a mother!) and if the messages are lengthy, require research, more details, or a lot of back and forth (in place of a phone call!) then incremental fees will be applied.