postpartum care & support
REST. REVITALIZE. HEAL. NURTURE. EMPOWER.
Stretching worldwide and dating back centuries is an institution of postpartum care founded in a universal wisdom that in the weeks following birth a parent should be given the opportunity to heal, rest and bond with their baby. But in our fast-paced society, where birthing people are often encouraged and celebrated for 'bouncing back', we have a tendency to overlook the deep and lasting impact overexertion after childbirth can have.
The first 6 weeks following the birth of your baby is a time of amazing intensity and transition. It's also an opportunity for you to lay the groundwork for your future health, giving you energy to nurture your baby during their fourth trimester and beyond, and to become the parent you always thought you'd be.
Specializing in holistic maternity care, my role during this time is to provide you and your family with the support, guidance and information you need to ensure that this transformational time is both nurturing and empowering.
I aim to ensure that my visits honour the rhythms of your home and do not disrupt you and your baby.
Visits may include:
Therapeutic support for managing feelings relating to your birth experience and / or life as a new or returning parent
Healing food preparation & education
Sitz bath preparation
Massage information & instruction for parent and baby
Newborn care demonstration including bathing / swaddling / dressing
Referral to and assistance in attending specialist appointments postpartum
Support with helping older siblings adjust to the new baby
Infant care while parents rest & revitalize
A soft landing for your transition to parenthood
Postpartum care and support packages range from 3 hours of support for a quick refresher to dedicated postpartum care throughout all 6 weeks of your fourth trimester.
I'm happy to tailor a package to suit the unique needs of you and your family (e.g. you may only require 2 weeks of support before family arrives).
Bespoke packages begin at $30 per hour
Whatever feeding method you choose, all families can benefit from a good night's rest. Without an adequate amount of sleep, parents are at a higher risk for postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. During overnight doula support, I work with you to develop a night routine that works for the whole family, and can even make sure your coffee is ready in the morning.
Packages include 8-12 hours of nightly support. Whether it's for one night, or a 6-week program, investing in your sleep hygiene is an investment in your parental self-care.
overnight sleep support begins at $300 per evening
Getting in touch is the first step to your bespoke postpartum care.
We look forward to hearing how we can best support your growing family with a complimentary consultation.