Doula: (Noun)

Women who once supported other women during labor, birth, and postpartum throughout history. Our culture often lacks this organic foundation, so a doula picks up where our society has left off.

New Family Needs Services

Birth
Doula

As your birth Doula, I will be with you continuously during labor, birth and immediate postpartum period. My role is to hold this sacred event in a safe space for you by providing non-judgmental support, while remaining present solely to encourage you through this incredible journey. I can provide companionship, evidence-based information, and emotional and physical comfort. One of my main roles is assisting in adopting comfort measures to ease the way through the birthing process. Ideas may include soothing touch, position suggestions, movement, relaxation, rhythm, and ritual, breath work, partner bonding, hydrotherapy, nourishment etc. Immediately after the birth, I am there for support while you nurture and bond with your new baby while helping with initial breastfeeding as well, if desired. 

Postpartum
Doula

As your Postpartum Doula, I will be with you to help you and your new family in those first days, weeks or months after bringing home a new baby by providing non-judgmental physical and emotional support, companionship, and evidence-based information. As a Postpartum Doula, I am trained in assisting with support and education around infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, coping and postpartum adjustment skills for new parents, parent – baby bonding, infant soothing, basic newborn care, and other light household tasks. I will work with you and your family individually to determine your particular needs and will always keep your parenting style in mind, as you know best what works for your family and your baby.

Breastfeeding
Specialist

As a Breastfeeding Specialist, I am trained and certified to guide and support you with this natural, important, but sometimes challenging part of new parenthood. I will work with you to provide guidance, assurances, and make the process as relaxing as possible by helping with methods for making sure you and your child are able to regularly, comfortably, and successfully breastfeed or bottle feed while maintaining the important parent-infant bond with one another. In addition, there are many things a new parent needs to know about maintaining a busy lifestyle while continuing to breastfeed, which I can help outline and plan for as well.   

Free Pre-Natal
Consultation

Before we begin, it is important for an expecting family and myself to meet face-to-face (virtual or in person) and get to know one another. I believe strongly that trust and honesty must be part of the relationship from the start. That is why, prior to any commitments, I offer a complimentary prenatal consultation where we discuss what you are looking for in doula and breastfeeding support, what that support might look like, and outline how we can work together to make sure the months leading up to and following your birth are positive, healthy, and that you feel supported. I look so forward to meeting you! 

Contact Me

If you have a question, need more information, or would like to schedule a complimentary prenatal consultation, please submit the form below or email me directly at hilary@newfamilyneeds.com. 

I will reply to the email you provide within 1-2 business days. 

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