Birch offers both postpartum doulas and newborn care specialists for those first weeks after you bring home your new baby.
A Postpartum Doula is a trained professional who provides evidence-based information to assist the new and growing family in those first days or weeks after the birth.
A Newborn Care Specialist is a professional who has been trained in and specializes in newborn care. They provide parental education as well as expertise on care of your baby.
Postpartum Doulas can provide information on topics such as:
- emotional & physical recovery from childbirth
- breast, bottle or formula feeding
- mother-baby bonding
- infant soothing
- basic newborn care
- meal preparation
- household organization, and more
Why hire a postpartum doula?
Postpartum doulas are in the home to offer their expert guidance, “mother” the mother, and help the entire family adjust. Some of the benefits of a postpartum doula may include:
- reduced possibility of postpartum mood disorders
- increased rest & relaxation
- improved breastfeeding success
- confidence in your new role as a mother or father
- partner & sibling support
- referrals to other providers when support requires clinical management
Your postpartum doula or NCS will provide unbiased support and encourage your family to seek care that reflects your values and needs. Additionally, they will promote excellent communication between your new family and your health care team.
It takes a village to raise children,
and we will help you find yours.
Postpartum doulas or newborn care specialists are not medical professionals and cannot diagnose medical conditions, give medical advice or perform any clinical task. They will help you find your way as a new parent, or parent to multiple children, and encourage self-advocacy and informed decision making.
Postpartum support can be scheduled for daytime or overnight shifts. It is recommended that you book your doula or NCS during the second trimester to ensure availability.
Ready to get the support you need?
Packages can booked on a daily, weekly or monthly schedule and we have a team of postpartum doulas and newborn care specialists ready to support you if you desire round-the-clock care for those first weeks at home. Our postpartum packages range from 4 hours to 1,200 hours based on your family’s needs. Let us know what you are looking for and we will craft a custom package that is perfect for your family.
Looking to provide the gift of support to a friend, family member, or co-worker? Gift certificates can be used toward any of our services! A beautiful, customized certificate can be mailed directly to your recipient, yourself, or picked up locally.