Post-Partum Doula Care
Our postpartum doulas…
…provide a nurturing presence and non-judgmental support designed to ease your transition from pregnancy to new parenthood. We offer a range of supportive services including breastfeeding support, advice for newborn care, meal preparation, errand running and light household tasks. At times, the role of the doula may be as simple as holding your baby while you shower or listening as you share your experiences of new motherhood.
In contrast to a baby nurse who cares solely for the newborn, the postpartum doula is a nurturing presence for the whole family, and supports the mother as she cares for her baby. She instills confidence in new parents as they tune in to their baby’s cues and discover their own unique parenting style.
Typically, postpartum care is in 4 hour blocks of time at varying points throughout the morning, afternoon, and/or evening.
Rates for postpartum doula care
- First Nights: $400 flat rate for a 12 hour overnight care session in your home during the first nights within your initial postpartum period (first 6 weeks). We can offer a sliding scale for those with significant financial need for this service.
Our postpartum doula services are sold in packages of a minimum of sixteen (16) hours with additional time at 4 hours per block. If you’d like to hire a doula for less hours, please contact us so we can discuss your individual circumstances.
Meet our doulas
We offer two ways for connecting with our doulas; either by attending one of our regular complimentary “Eat, Drink, DOULA” events at various locations throughout NYC OR through a private and complimentary meet and greet in a mutually convenient location. Visit our calendar of events to find information about our next “Eat, Drink, DOULA” open house or contact us to make arrangements for a private meet and greet.
Hiring a postpartum doula
Once you’ve had an initial in-person meeting with one of our doulas (or a few) – either through a private meet and greet OR at one of our “Eat, Drink, DOULA” complimentary open houses – we invite you to choose the postpartum doula who is right for you.
If you’ve given birth recently and/or are limited with time for meeting people and would like us to pair you with a postpartum doula who is available immediately, please contact us via phone and/or email.
The next step is to download the Postpartum Doula Agreement (from the sidebar of this page) and mail it in along with the full payment ($720 for 16 hours of care or flat rate for First Nights service). Once we receive this, we will be in touch via a confirmation of services email and your doula will be in touch to schedule your first visit.
**You may also pay here by credit card and scan the first/last pages to email@example.com (or mail in the agreement). Paying by credit card incurs a 2.9% fee.
Attn: BirthFocus/Martina Szarek
523 Prospect Pl. #312
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Postpartum Doula Services (First Nights) – $400 flat rate for 12 hour overnight service ($413 if paying by credit card).
There is power that comes to women when they give birth. They don’t ask for it, it simply invades them. Accumulates like clouds on the horizon and passes through, carrying the child with it. Sheryl Feldman