Postpartum Doula Services
* Services provided on a limited basis.
After mother and baby arrive home, the questions about newborn care abound. Lin Cook has helped hundreds of families in this transitional time period. The typical types of services offered include:
Newborn care questions: eating, sleeping, bath, care of cord/circumcision, skin, etc.
Care of other children
Light daily cleaning - dishwasher, beds, straightening
Overnight services are offered for families who need more rest. Lin comes in the late evening, cares for the baby while you sleep and she wakes you for feedings as needed. No worry about staying up with a baby who isn't settled. Let Lin evaluate sleep and feeding issues as you can get more rest on nights Lin is not there.
The evidence of postpartum depression is substantially lower with support after birth. In-home postpartum care achieves this by answering questions from family members, bringing normality to the home, and ultimately providing more opportunities for rest. In addition, if other children are in the home, postpartum care attempts to maintain their normal routine allowing for a smoother transition for the entire family.