POSTPARTUM DOULA SUPPORT

“When birthing individuals are flourishing, whole families will flourish.
When whole families living together in common-unity flourish, humanity flourishes.”
-Rachelle Garcia Saliga, CPM, Innate Traditions

When you return home, everything is heightened— different but the same, and your new reality is progressing rapidly as your family expands and adjusts. Parts of life continue as they have always been, but with your new addition(s) to the family, it can feel isolating and difficult to understand what would be helpful, what is good, and what is normal.

Western culture demands and socializes us to believe that you must continue to “do and proceed as normal” even when your body, brain, and baby— tell you otherwise.

As a certified Postpartum Doula, I adapt and consciously utilize traditions from cultures around the world to encourage you to rest, recover, and reflect during the first several weeks of your postpartum time. I am available to connect and support you from the 0-3 month stage after birth and offer weekly to monthly care with:

Birth experience processing (first session), ceremonial closing of the mother (please inquire), herbal infusions, simple pet care, errands, facilitating boundaries with family + friends, community referrals, basic lactation support, sibling integration/adjustment, emotional + physiological acknowledgement after your unique birth, snack + meal preparation to ensure proper healing, sleep + rest support.

Questions about what postpartum support can look like for your unique experience/circumstances? Let’s connect.

Under special circumstances, I offer night time doula support to help you get a full nights sleep.

“We are transplants to Seattle and we did not have a strong support network in town. Having Dav in the delivery room was invaluable; she gave me suggestions on how to support my wife, coached us as we worked with our midwives, and allowed me to take breaks without having the feeling of guilt.” Eric

“We are transplants to Seattle and we did not have a strong support network in town. Having Dav in the delivery room was invaluable; she gave me suggestions on how to support my wife, coached us as we worked with our midwives, and allowed me to take breaks without having the feeling of guilt.” Eric