North County Doulas and Beautiful Beginnings, (beautifulbeginnings.org) has been providing the San Diego, California Community with professional birth and postpartum support since 1994. All postpartum doulas are trained and certified by DONA International, dona.org
One baby has a tendency to dramatically affect the lives of new parents, but what about two or three babies! A postpartum doula is a neutral third party, non-judgmental woman caregiver, with a quiet presence in your home. Postpartum doulas understand that parents, whether, new or experienced, need time to adjust to their additional responsibilities.
Postpartum doulas duties may include, but are not limited to: caring for the mother, giving her time to recuperate and relax, providing information and support on breast and or bottle feeding, supplying baby care (multiple or single) information, performing household tasks, preparing meals, helping reduce family stress, screening for postpartum mood disorders, recommending local resources and referrals, providing overnight care and assisting the family when traveling.
Childbirth preparation classes may prepare you for the miracle of birth, but not always the reality of life. Parenthood is a major life transition and the adjustment period feels less overwhelming when doulas are available to address your questions and concerns. It is for this reason that new families value the help a Postpartum Doula offers.
North County Doulas strive to provide high quality postpartum care to our clients. We refer only experienced doulas who have been trained and/or certified by DONA International (dona.org) to care for the new family. There are no time minimums for our services and we are available day or night throughout San Diego county.
You may call 619-448-6667 or Ah-ling Thayer, PCD(DONA),CLC at 619-846-0407, or e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Rosemary Mason is now with Central Texas Doula Assiocation 619-405-1715
Fees: $35.00 per hour for in-home support.
Gift idea: "In Home Baby Basics package" $80.00 This 2.5 hour consultation will cover basic baby care, bathing, lactation, pumping, bottle prep, nursery items, and local resources.