Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Postpartum Doula Services - Fort Worth

As a Postpartum Doula, I have been supporting families with postpartum care with their families and babies since March 2009. I have many years of experience with newborns, infants, toddlers, and older siblings. I understand that a new baby can be quite an adjustment for a family and I enjoy helping ease the transition and nurturing the new family.


A "doula" is a "woman who serves". She is trained to support women and their families in the days and weeks following the birth of a new baby.

  • The work of a postpartum doula depends on the needs of the family. Postpartum doulas do whatever a mother needs to enjoy and care for her new baby. This may include, but is not limited to: light cleaning, the baby's laundry, breastfeeding support, new baby care, and playing with and supporting other siblings.
  • She focuses on helping to nurture the family to become independent as they adjust to their new family dynamics. As the family experiences success and knowledge, the needs of the professional support will diminish.
  • The doula will share information about infant care with parents as well as teach the family and siblings to "mother the mother".
  • Depending on the needs of the family, a postpartum doula can work during the day or overnight shifts to care for the family and baby.
For more information on the role of a postpartum doula, visit the DONA website.

The cost of postpartum support may vary depending on the families needs and the length of time spent with the family. The general fee can range from $15-$25/hour.

*Please do not allow financial limitations to hinder you from getting the care that you deserve. Payment plans can be arranged for postpartum care.

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