Postpartum Doula Support
As a postpartum doula I provide practical and emotional support for women and families through the early weeks and months of parenthood. My goal is to assist YOUR growing family and YOUR unique needs by creating a nourishing environment for the whole family. I believe the postnatal time can be an opportunity to deeply rest, restore, and reset - a chance to thrive, not just survive.
Doula for the Day
Imagine delighting in a warm oil massage, followed by soaking in a warm tub, and then stretching out for a nap while dinner is being prepared. Does this sound too good to be true? It's not! Welcome to the Doula for the Day.
Looking for more than one day of postpartum care? At Sanctuary Postpartum Doulas I offer traditional and ayurvedic postpartum doula support and traditional and ayurvedic postpartum massage to families in their homes after the arrival of a new baby in conjunction with a team of other birth professionals.
After a baby arrives many mamas experience "nursing neck", repetitive motion injuries, and discomforts that come from snuggling sweet babies. Massage away the aches and pain and enjoy being a mama again with traditional or ayurvedic postpartum massage at my office or in your home.
Doula for the Day
New mamas need a day off. Or a day with a chef, massage therapist, and baby whisperer. Give yourself (or the new mama) in your life a break with this one time gift of a "postpartum doula for the day".
This 4 hour session includes: new mamas warm oil massage, bath, nap, meal for the family, hot milk tonic, optional infant massage instruction, time for questions and support, and mama nourishment. Appropriate for women from 24 hours to 6 months postpartum.
Rate: $250 (includes all food and massage supplies)
Sanctuary Postpartum Doulas
The Sanctuary Postpartum Doulas are an exceptional group of women trained to ease the growing family's transition after the arrival of a new baby (or babies!). As a postpartum doula I provide practical and emotional support for women and families through the early weeks and months of parenthood. My goal is to assist YOUR growing family and YOUR unique needs by creating a nourishing environment for the whole family. I believe the postnatal time can be an opportunity to deeply rest, restore, and reset - a chance to thrive, not just survive.
How does this happen? Emotional support for mother, baby, and family; infant care and soothing instruction; massage for mother, partner, and visiting family; practical household help (light cleaning, laundry, meal and schedule planning, etc); meal preparation; infant massage instruction; breastfeeding and bottle feeding support; attentive activities for older children; connecting to communities of mamas; referrals to continuing lactation, birth, and postpartum professionals.
I highly recommend coordinating support before your baby arrives so that you can know you are taken care of in the early days and beyond. The beauty of the Sanctuary Postpartum Doulas is that you can enlist our support ahead of time and decide on your exact care plan after baby arrives. Baby already in arms? We are happy to work with you too! For details, rates, and schedule please visit sanctuarydoulas.com
Receive physical support for all the changes you experience after your baby (or babies) arrive. Postnatal massage supports recovery after vaginal and cesarean births and can help relieve neck and shoulder tension associated with infant feeding and care; repetitive motion injuries to wrists from diaper changes, burping, and holding babies; and physical strains from returning to exercise. Sessions available in-home or in-office. Babies under 12 weeks are welcome at all sessions with mama.
Postnatal Mama Massage - In this session of any length allow tensions created by caring for a young baby, sleeping in strange positions, and the ever changing postnatal body to melt away under warm soothing strokes. Special attention paid to shoulder, chest, belly, cesarean scar recovery, hip tension, and grounding. Appropriate for mamas 24 hours after vaginal and cesarean births. Mamas may consider themselves postpartum as long as they choose. Rate vary.
Cesarean Recovery Massage- All the joys of a postnatal mama massage but with special focus on your baby's "window into the world". Receive appropriate belly work and learn gentle scar massage and basic core recovery to continue your healing at home. Rates vary.
Ayurvedic Postnatal Mama Massage- In this 75 minute session allow yourself to be wrapped in the bliss of warm oil soothing away the aches of early motherhood and grounding you back into your body. Ayurvedic postpartum mama massage is an ancient Indian therapy that rejuvenates the body by drenching hard working tissues in nourishing warm oil and soothing the mind with rhythmic strokes over the whole body. Benefits are said to include abundant lactation, grounded mind and happy mood, deep rest, and good digestion. The session closes with time to rest and soak in the oil. Please wear comfy clothing that may get some oil on it as you drive home. Appropriate for mamas immediately following a vaginal birth or 7-10 days following a cesarean birth up to 6 months postpartum. Special session rate: $110
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