The postpartum transition is full of change... changes in your body, sleep schedule, daily routine, priorities, and relationships. And even though it's for a good reason (the best reason!) managing all of that change while your body heals can be hard. Really hard. We were never meant to do it alone. As postpartum doulas, we are experts in newborn care and the postpartum transition. We specialize in supporting families up until baby is 12 weeks old (or, in the case of a premature baby, 12 weeks past their EDD) in order to bring a sense of stability and reassurance to your family while you find your footing in this new chapter of life.

Postpartum Doula Services Always Include...

They May Also Involve...

The postpartum transition is full of change... changes in your body, sleep schedule, daily routine, priorities, and relationships. And even though it's for a good reason (the best reason!) managing all of that change while your body heals is hard. Really hard. We were never meant to do it alone.


As postpartum doulas, we are experts in newborn care and the postpartum transition. We specialize in supporting families up until baby is 12 weeks old (or, in the case of a premature baby, 12 weeks past their EDD) in order to bring a sense of stability and reassurance to your family while you find your footing in this new chapter of life.

All Postpartum Doula Services Include...

They May Also Involve...

What Does a Postpartum Doula Shift Look Like?

Daytime and overnight shifts both include newborn care, parent education, emotional support, and counseling for infant feeding/lactation. The biggest difference is the time spent on each activity. In an overnight visit, our main goal is for you to get sleep, so we may provide follow up resources rather than having in depth conversations. We will also minimize contact during overnight feedings, unless you request additional support.

  • Begin with a check-in to see how you're doing and set our goals for the shift.


  • Provide an open space for you to process any feelings, challenges, or concerns.


  • Provide newborn care so that you can shower or take a quick nap.


  • Throw in a load of baby's laundry, fold it, and put it away.


  • Teach you how to use your wrap so that you can wear baby skin to skin throughout the day.


  • Observe a feeding session and provide suggestions for deeper latch and/or increased comfort.


  • Bake lactation cookies to help boost your milk supply.


  • Write down detailed instructions for your partner to feel confident giving baby their first bath at home.


  • Teach you the basics of infant massage to relieve gas.


  • Leave you feeling nourished, confident, and connected to your baby.
  • Begin with a check-in to see how you're doing and set our goals for the shift.


  • Provide an open space for you to process any feelings, challenges, or concerns.


  • Send you off to bed and send an email with any follow up resources or education based on our conversation.


  • Throw in a load of baby's laundry, fold it, and put it away.


  • Bake lactation cookies to boost your milk supply.


  • Wipe down and sanitize surface areas or sanitize bottles.


  • Bring baby to you for breastfeeding. If you would like it, provide support and suggestions for deeper latch and/or increased comfort


  • Provide all other newborn care throughout the night, including diapers, burping, soothing, and more.


  • Leave you feeling rested, confident, and connected to your baby.

What Does a Postpartum Doula Shift Look Like?

Daytime and overnight shifts both include newborn care, parent education, emotional support, and counseling for infant feeding/lactation. The biggest difference is the time spent on each activity. In an overnight visit, our main goal is for you to get sleep, so we may provide follow up resources rather than having in depth conversations. We will also minimize contact during overnight feedings, unless you request additional support.

  • Begin with a check-in to see how you're doing and set our goals for the shift.


  • Provide an open space for you to process any feelings, challenges, or concerns.


  • Provide newborn care so that you can shower or take a quick nap.


  • Throw in a load of baby's laundry, fold it, and put it away.


  • Teach you how to use your wrap so that you can wear baby skin to skin throughout the day.


  • Observe a feeding session and provide suggestions for deeper latch and/or increased comfort.


  • Bake lactation cookies to help boost your milk supply.


  • Write down detailed instructions for your partner to feel confident giving baby their first bath at home.


  • Teach you the basics of infant massage to relieve gas.


  • Leave you feeling nourished, confident, and connected to your baby.
  • Begin with a check-in to see how you're doing and set our goals for the shift.


  • Provide an open space for you to process any feelings, challenges, or concerns.


  • Send you off to bed and send an email with any follow up resources or education based on our conversation.


  • Throw in a load of baby's laundry, fold it, and put it away.


  • Bake lactation cookies to boost your milk supply.


  • Wipe down and sanitize surface areas or sanitize bottles.


  • Bring baby to you for breastfeeding. If you would like it, provide support and suggestions for deeper latch and/or increased comfort


  • Provide all other newborn care throughout the night, including diapers, burping, soothing, and more.


  • Leave you feeling rested, confident, and connected to your baby.

Pricing for Postpartum Doula Services

Customized Package Pricing

All packages include a 60 minute in-home prenatal visit with your doulas, phone, text, and email support, and a lower hourly rate. Packages begin at 20 hours. Shifts are either 4 hours or 8 hours in length. You may mix and match daytime and nighttime hours to best fit your family's needs.

20 Hours-49 Hours $45/Hour

50 Hours -199 Hours $43/Hour

200+ Hours $41/Hour

À La Carte Support

If you're not quite ready to commit to a full package or if you have an immediate/short-notice need for support, individual shifts for postpartum doula services are are available at the rate of $50/hour. They are subject to availability and do not include the in-home prenatal visit with your doulas or phone, text, or email support.

Minimum Daytime Shift: 4 Hours

Minimum Nighttime Shift: 8 Hours

Pricing for Postpartum Doula Services

Customized Package Pricing

All packages include a 60 minute in-home prenatal visit with your doulas, phone, text, and email support, and a lower hourly rate. Packages begin at 20 hours. Shifts are either 4 hours or 8 hours in length. You may mix and match daytime and nighttime hours to best fit your family's needs.

20 Hours-49 Hours $45/Hour

50 Hours -199 Hours $43/Hour

200+ Hours $41/Hour

À La Carte Support

If you're not quite ready to commit to a full package or if you have an immediate/short-notice need for support, individual shifts for postpartum doula services are available at the rate of $50/hour. They are subject to availability and do not include the in-home prenatal visit with your doulas or phone, text, or email support.

Minimum Daytime Shift: 4 Hours

Minimum Nighttime Shift: 8 Hours

Postpartum Doula FAQ

What is the difference between a postpartum doula, night nurse, nanny, housekeeper, etc.?

Postpartum doulas are experts in the postpartum transition and provide holistic support for the entire family. While a nanny and a postpartum doula both provide infant care, postpartum doulas are just as invested in your mental health and wellbeing as caring for your baby. It is just as important for us to give you attention, time, and space to process your emotions as it is to change diapers. Furthermore, we help build your confidence by providing evidence based education, tailored to your family's unique needs.



While a housekeeper and a postpartum doula may both do light cleaning or household chores, a postpartum doula takes initiative to do the things they know will help your household function best with a newborn and has special knowledge about the care it takes to do newborn laundry, sanitize bottles, or clean surfaces in a way that protects your baby's brand new immune system.



While friends and postpartum doulas are both able to prepare meals for your family, postpartum doulas have a knowledge of which nutrients are best for healing your body and supporting lactation. We rely on current research and age-old traditions to nurture you with healing foods.



If you're looking for someone to complete tasks around the house, it absolutely may be best (and cheapest) to find a nanny, "mother's helper," or friends who can support you. But if you are looking for wrap-around, holistic support to bring stability and reassurance to your postpartum transition, postpartum doula services are a great fit!

When should I hire a postpartum doula?

It's typically best to hire a postpartum doula during your third trimester of pregnancy. This allows us to meet prenatally and then to hold availability around your estimated due date. When your baby is born, simply text us to let us know, and we will get you scheduled for your first shift.

Do you take care of multiples or older children?

We are able to provide support for multiples or older children for an additional $5/hour.

Do you have hour minimums?

We require a minimum of 20 hours to cover your prenatal visit and either three overnight shifts or six daytime shifts. Shifts are a minimum of 4 hours and a maximum of eight hours.

How does scheduling work?

If you've purchased a larger package it can be useful to set a consistent schedule (example: overnights on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday for two months), but as-needed-scheduling works perfectly fine with smaller packages.

When is postpartum doula support most useful?

Postpartum doula support can be useful any time up until baby is 12 weeks old (or in the case that baby is born prematurely, 12 weeks after the estimated due date). However, there are time periods that tend to need more support than others.


The first two weeks of baby's life can be challenging because this is when many birthing people experience the "baby blues." Hormone levels adjust at a rapid rate and it's the time period parents tend to lose the greatest amount of sleep. It's also when pediatricians are looking for baby to regain any lost weight and return to their birth weight. While that happens easily for some babies, it can be challenging for others. This often creates a feeling of pressure for parents, and postpartum support can be invaluable.


Baby's first growth spurt happens when they are around 2 weeks old, and the second growth spurt happens around 6 weeks. The increased amount of feeding sessions can mean less sleep for parents and, sometimes, increased fussiness in baby. So while the first 2-3 weeks are typically where we see the highest need, many parents really appreciate postpartum support up until 8 weeks to cover those first two growth spurts.


Finally, if you're seeking support to plan your transition back to work, postpartum doula care in weeks 8-12 can also be incredibly beneficial.

Isn't it weird to have someone in your space while you are getting to know your baby?

Maybe! Throughout the consultation process, we talk about your "personal bubble" and always tailor our activities in your home to your comfort level. Our job is always to lower your stress level, and you never have to worry about how clean your home is, whether you've had a shower for the day, or putting on a happy face to host us. In fact, the entire reason we're there is so that you have the capacity to take care of yourself. Plus, we get to know each other pretty quickly, and we find that even the most hesitant clients look forward to our visits.

Are you awake for the entire overnight shift?

If newborn care requires us to be awake for the entire postpartum shift, then yes, of course. However, it's most typical for us to complete household tasks in the first couple of hours of an overnight shift and then have a space to rest in between wakings/feedings. We ask for either a couch, recliner, or bed to be able to rest during these times, in addition to a monitor if the rest space is in a different room than the baby. During the last hour of the shift, we finish all documentation, straighten up, do one last feeding and diaper change before seeing ourselves out.

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