I am available to provide doula support through your pregnancy, to birth and beyond. As part of my services I offer the following:
I offer postpartum support from the day of your delivery up until 3 months. I will offer non-judgmental, nurturing support and meet you where you are. I can help educate on essential newborn care such a swaddling, diapering and bathing. I know all the right tricks to settle and soothe your baby. While I am with you, I can teach you some of the techniques I've learned over the years that have resulted in previous clients referring to me as "the baby whisperer." In your home I will also assess what needs to be done around the house, then help with light household tasks, make healthy snacks and meal prep! In addition, I am happy to provide resources, links, and articles that could be helpful to you. I am also able to make referrals when needed.
I am passionate about breastfeeding and helping you have a positive experience with it. I can offer you help with latching baby, finding comfortable positions to feed, and can answer other related breastfeeding questions or issues that you may be encountering. I have taken over 20 hours of breastfeeding courses to ensure I have a firm understanding of it and how to assist you with it.
If you're feeling like the lack of sleep is getting to you, I offer occasional overnight support to Cochrane and NW Calgary families. Let me attend to your baby so you can get the rest you need. When necessary, I can either bottle feed or bring baby to you to feed. When mom and baby are both asleep, I will utilize that time to quietly attend to other tasks around the house.