Bringing home a new baby is both exciting and overwhelming. The first few weeks home are full of new experiences and situations that you may not have anticipated. A postpartum doula will help you adjust to your new role as a parent and become more confident in your parenting and decision making. Our doulas aim to tailor our services to best suit the needs of your family.
Since 2014 our team of doulas has worked hard to successfully develop a reputation for providing exceptional postpartum support. While we do our best to accommodate all requests, our schedules do fill months in advance.
Blissful Birthing is no longer able to accommodate immediate-start requests.
A doula can help you become confident in the basics of newborn care, provide guidance with babywearing, do the baby’s laundry and take care of older siblings so you can spend time with the new baby (or watch the baby so you can spend time with your older children), helping to ease your transition into parenthood.
Daytime support also includes feeding support, if desired. Our doulas are well-versed in breastfeeding, pumping, and formula feeding, and can provide you with guidance and helpful suggestions.
It is very easy to get so caught up in taking care of your baby that you forget to take care of yourself. Proper nutrition is essential during the postpartum period. Your doula can cook nutritious meals for you and your family in your home. Choose up to two entrees and one side dish or dessert per shift from the accompanying list (or from a meal preparation subscription).
Please note that the client is responsible for providing the ingredients. Your doula is able to shop on your behalf, if needed.
4 hour shift ($180) or 5 hour shift ($225) between 9:00am and 4:00pm. Evening shifts between 4:00 and 8:00pm are available.
Sibling care, if requested, is limited to one hour per shift.
- Chicken cutlets
- Chicken Francese
- Chicken marsala
- Chicken rollups with cheese & broccoli
- Shepherd’s pie
- Meatloaf with roasted root vegetables
- Stuffed peppers
- Pasta with broccoli & chickpeas
- Pasta primavera
- Mushroom & tomato ragu over pasta
- Vegetarian and Vegan options
- Cous cous salad
- Mashed potatoes
- Corn salad
- Roasted vegetables
- Steam roasted beets
- Sauteed zucchini
- Fruit cobbler
- Vanilla cake (from scratch)
- Apple/Pear sauce
- Lactation cookies /bites
Having a new baby is exhausting! Whether you are bottle feeding, breastfeeding, or a combination of the two, overnight help is an investment in your overall well-being.
Changes in your baby’s routine can be difficult, which is why your doula will work with your established nightly routine, or, help you establish a routine that works for you. Advanced scheduling or as-needed support is available to meet the needs of your family. You can enjoy a restful night knowing your baby will be lovingly cared for.
Our doulas are experienced in providing support for families of multiples!
$405/night for one baby
$585/night for twins
Overnight shifts are from 9pm until 6am, only.
If a family requests our Family Care Coordinator to work specific shifts, they will be billed at a rate of $55 per hour for daytime or overnights with one baby, and $75 per hour for overnights with twins.
It is important to remember that babies arrive when they are ready. While we guarantee coverage, we cannot guarantee the placement of a particular doula.
Contracts signed after 36 weeks will be accepted based on availability and will incur a $300 last minute booking fee.
NOTE: A 2.9% processing fee will be assessed to invoices paid via FSA, HSA, credit, or debit cards.