You've just arrived home with your newborn, and the only thing more raw than your emotions are your nipples.
Although it may feel completely new, this hazy and uncertain time is an extension of pregnancy, labor, and birth. Your body may still look and feel pregnant. You may be exhausted and healing from an incision while trying to figure out how to feed and care for your newborn. Some muscles might feel like mush, while others feel contorted and tight.
During this period, it may seem that even your questions have questions.
What does it look like down there?
When was the last time I brushed my teeth?
Why am I bleeding?
Is my baby breathing?
Why am I so hungry?
Did I drink enough water today?
Why are they crying so much?
Is their poop supposed to be that color?
Will I ever feel like myself again?
What is that smell?
Am I a good parent?
In real time we will explore and implement strategies that support:
Your parenting philosophies
Your physical recovery from birth
Your emotional well-being and recovery
Your choices regarding infant feeding
Comforting and soothing your baby
Sleep! Did we say sleep?! Yes, we even help with sleep!
We understand that it's difficult to know exactly what you'll need while you recover from birth and care for your baby.
Anticipating your personal needs and helping you navigate your experience is our expertise.
Postpartum recovery is not one-size-fits-all. Your carefully selected doula is there for you, sitting by your side on that emotional rollercoaster as you go from highs of unmatched elation and joy, to lows of anxiety and fear.
Don't do this alone. We're just a phone call (or email) away.
For daytime postpartum doula support, we offer a minimum of 4 hour shifts per day. For overnight support, we offer 8 hour shifts. And, for some, adjusting to a new baby while managing a busy home schedule requires round-the-clock assistance.
We're here for it! Contact us today!
Infant Feeding Services
For some, breastfeeding is the preferred method. For others, formula is best. The truth is, it's up to you how you choose to nourish your baby. You also deserve unbiased, nonjudgmental evidence-based support as you navigate this challenging time. And that is what you can count on with WCDoulas.
Our expertise includes:
Troubleshooting the challenges of breastfeeding
Breastfeeding and bottle-feeding positions
Alternative means of milk transfer
Expression, and storage of breastmilk
Formula preparation and storage
Paced bottle feeding
Recognition of proper latch
Sanitization and safety practices
Feeding your baby can be messy and confusing no matter how you choose to do it.
It seems like something that comes naturally to all parents, but the truth is...it can be hard! We have helped innumerable families learn to feed their babies with ease.
Let's connect to learn how we can support you in your infant feeding plans.
Babies are hard-wired to wake up multiple times throughout the night.
Adults? Not so much... You probably planned on some level of sleep deprivation, but you certainly didn't imagine this...
WCDoulas knows that sleep is a crucial part of growth for babies (and their parents). We have spent thousands of hours supporting families with newborns and helping them create healthy sleep habits from the very beginning.
If you're experiencing brutal bedtimes, relentless night waking's and endless crying, we can help.
Will you ever sleep again? Yes!
Will your baby ever sleep through the night? Absolutely!
During your complimentary sleep assessment, we will strategize the best plan for your family. You will gain the knowledge and ability to implement proven systems to triumphantly slay the haggard beast of sleeplessness.
Pour yourself a cup of coffee and contact us today!