Postpartum Doula Support for Families in the Silicon Valley

Our postpartum doula services include:

  • Comprehensive Childbirth Preparation: All of our clients have access to our live online series, Zoom in on Childbirth. This is a 10-week series that covers everything you need to know about birth and early parenting from Stages of Labor to Feeding Your Baby. The series rotates so families can jump in anytime, and take as few or as many classes as they would like.
  • Expert Consultation: Phone, text, and email support during your pregnancy and the fourth trimester.
  • Prenatal zoom intake session: During our prenatal intake consultation we will discuss expectations for your postpartum preferences and discuss goals for working together. During our session we can also provide resources and suggestions for preparing for life with a newborn and answer your lingering questions about the final weeks of pregnancy, about birth, and about bringing baby home.
  • Nurturing care and support: Our clients receive gentle guidance and coaching so parents can learn about themselves and their baby and build confidence during baby’s first few days and weeks after birth. We support parental recovery with practical coaching for physical recovery, along with time and space to process the many emotions of your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience.
  • Support with physical recovery: We support physical recovery from birth with practical tips whether baby was born vaginally or via cesarean. We encourage people who have given birth to stay in bed as much as possible after birth, and our physical presence supports people to stay in bed for an optimal recovery.
  • Decoding baby behavior: We help you learn about your baby’s unique behaviors, temperament, and emerging personality. We help families learn how to make the most of babies’ amazing capacity for social engagement, and help you figure out feeding cues and developmental milestones.
  • Practical support: During daytime and evening sessions, we may be able to provide practical support in the home including helping to set up baby’s environment, light meal preparation, and help with tidying up after baby.
  • Individualized sleep support: During overnight sessions, our focus in on helping families learn about newborn sleep so they can maximize parental sleep. Sometimes it looks like respite care to help a sleep deprived family catch up, and sometimes it looks like one-on-one coaching to help parents learn tips and tricks for night time parenting.
  • On-going support:  After we finish working together, we are available for text and email support for topics covered during our sessions. Our clients enjoy a discount on future parent coaching sessions as baby grows older and parents navigate parenting an older infant and toddler.

You may want to consider postpartum doula support for a variety of reasons:

  • You don’t know much about newborns. Lets face it – most people haven’t seen an newborn baby since childhood, and maybe not even then. Even if you know a lot about babies, newborns are different – and it can be helpful to have a trusted guide to help you learn about who your baby is and how you can support their needs.
  • You are learning how to be a new parent. Whether this is your first baby or your fifth, you are a new-born parent on your baby’s birth day, learning all about how to be a first-time parent or fifth-time parent. Each new stage comes with new questions, challenges, and triumphs and we help you adjust to your new life and new normal.
  • You don’t want a one-size-fits-all approach. While there are some helpful books and classes out there to help you learn how to take care of your baby, many parenting books try to dictate schedules and routines, and set families up with unrealistic expectations about life with a newborn. We give families space to figure out their own parenting style with individualized information that applies to their baby and their family.
  • You want support for your partner. For families with two-parent households, its important for parents to get on the same page. We help the entire family learn how to work together to support and care for each other to be able provide optimal care for baby.
  • You have a colicky baby. This is just hard. Thats all there is to it. Families with colicky babies benefit greatly from both daytime and overnight postpartum support. A few hours of trusted support while you sleep can be a game changer for parents stretched thin by the challenges of colic. 
  • You are sleep deprived and you need more sleep to be a functioning human. Even if your baby is not colicky, newborns really don’t sleep by themselves all too well. Some newborns need to be held for a while before sleeping in a bassinet or crib, and some newborns don’t want to be put down at all! For all families, this is makes sleep challenging. Postpartum doulas can help to care for baby while parents nap or sleep nearby.
  • COVID-19 has impacted your original plans for support. Many people without family nearby have grandparents or other family members visit for the first few days or weeks after baby is born, but, COVID-19 has messed up those plans. Without family nearby, postpartum doulas can help to be an extra set of hands for practical help too!
  • You have concerns about COVID-19. Maybe you do have friends or family nearby, but you don’t want to risk exposure to elderly loved ones. Or, maybe you’re worried that your loved ones aren’t following CDC recommendations to reduce the risk of spreading/contracting COVID-19, and you’d rather have professionals in your home that were already taking precautions to keep your family healthy, even before the pandemic began.

Our Postpartum Doula Services are a wonderful option for new families because its like having an extra, veteran parent in the home to provide professional guidance and coaching to help families find their footing and get off to a great start. We often see parents leave the hospital with apprehension and unease, sometimes even afraid to hold their new baby. We come in to bolster confidence and help families develop skills and strategies for working with their baby and working with each other. During each session, we can provide individualized suggestions and provide resources and information that is relevant to your current situation – we meet you where you are. We provide that extra bit of support so that you don’t have to feel like you’re doing this alone. Because, really, no one was ever meant to do this alone. 

Pricing:

Daytime / Evening Postpartum Sessions

3-Hour Session – $200

Overnight Postpartum Sessions

8-Hour Session – $500

Virtual Consulting

1-Hour Session – $85

Packages:

Postpartum Essentials – $1500

The Postpartum Essentials package offers families just enough support to find their footing as they welcome their newborn baby. It includes 3 daytime/evening postpartum sessions and 2 overnight postpartum sessions within the first two weeks after baby is born.

Postpartum Plus – $3000

The Postpartum Plus package offers families a bit more support to help families lay a strong foundation as they welcome their newborn baby. It includes 6 daytime/evening postpartum sessions and 4 overnight postpartum sessions within the first two weeks after baby is born.

Custom Quotes: We can also help put together a custom quote for your family and your unique needs. Please schedule a consultation to speak with our team for more details. 

Looking for a Bay Area Doula?

Have you been wondering how to find a doula in the Bay Area? We make this easy for you! You can meet the doulas at one of our community workshops or request a free consultation. When you hire our doula team you become a member of a supportive community of fellow Bay Area families and you'll have access to our Community Workshops throughout your pregnancy and early parenting. During each workshop we cover a topic related to pregnancy, birth, and parenting and provide time for Q&A and community support.

We offer comprehensive preparation and support for Silicon Valley families at every step of the journey. We hold safe space and are an inclusive practice for our vibrant diverse community. We offer services to families in the South San Francisco Bay Area including Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Alameda, and San Benito counties. We're looking forward to supporting you and welcoming you to our community of families.

 

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Our workshops are included in our birth packages for Silicon Valley Doula clients. Learn more about how our workshops go beyond basic labor prep and comfort measures to help you Rock Your Birth!

 

Serving the South San Francisco Bay Area!

San Jose, Santa Clara, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, San Carlos, Foster City, Redwood City, Fremont, Milpitas, Santa Cruz, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Hollister

We serve families choosing to birth at home or at Casa Natal Birth Center, Full Moon Birth Center, Kaiser San Jose, Kaiser Santa Clara, Kaiser Redwood City, Sequoia Hospital, El Camino Mountain View, El Camino Los Gatos, Good Samaritan Hospital, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, O'Connor Hospital, Regional Medical Center, Sutter Maternity Center, Dominican Hospital, St. Louise Regional Hospital, and Hazel Hawkins Hospital.

Looking for a Bay Area Doula?

Have you been wondering how to find a doula in the Bay Area? We make this easy for you! You can meet the doulas at one of our community workshops or request a private consultation in your home or our private studio. When you hire our doula team you become a member of a supportive community of fellow Bay Area families and you'll have access to our Community Workshops throughout your pregnancy and early parenting. During each workshop we cover a topic related to pregnancy, birth, and parenting and provide time for Q&A and community support.

We offer comprehensive preparation and support for Silicon Valley families at every step of the journey. All are welcome. We hold safe space and are an inclusive practice for our vibrant diverse community. We offer services to families in the South San Francisco Bay Area including Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Southern Alameda and San Mateo counties. We're looking forward to supporting you and welcoming you to our community of families.

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Our workshops are included in our birth packages for Silicon Valley Doula clients. Learn more about how our workshops go beyond basic labor prep and comfort measures to help you Rock Your Birth!