Mamogs Postpartum Doula
Supporting mum, baby & the family unit in the days, weeks and months after the arrival of your baby. Providing practical, Informative & emotional support
What is a Postpartum Doula?
A doula is a trained and qualified professional who provides emotional, physical, and informative support to new and expectant parents before, during, and after birth, adoption, and surrogacy. Your Doula will help you as a family with the adjustment to this new life and is aware of all your needs. A Doula offers evidence-based information on infant feeding, and emotional & physical recovery from childbirth along with practical support and other issues related to the postpartum period. A postpartum Doula will be by your side working with you at your pace.
Giving birth and becoming a parent is one of life’s greatest experiences and bringing baby home can be met with excitement, joy and possibly a little trepidation. This new road can take time to get used to.
Tasks that you never thought about before or
took for granted like cooking, eating, bathing, and sleeping now may seem nonexistent and you may wonder when will normality return.
Having good support surrounding you can make all the difference. Let me be your strength, allow me to wrap you in cotton wool and guide you safely to the other side. A Doula is also a wonderful support for families welcoming their baby through surrogacy or adoption. The transition into parenthood or extending your family is the same. Caring for your baby is full time and having support in your home, with your parenting choices respected and bouncing off a non-judgmental ear can make all the difference on your parenting journey.
A Postpartum Doula Do’s
Tips on baby care, soothing baby, winding, feeding positions and techniques
Care of baby while mum rests, showers, etc.
Prep or cook meals in your home
Laundry and organisation of baby items
light household tasks
Interaction and play with older siblings
Babywearing, sling demonstration
Tips for bonding for other family members
Provide evidence based information
A listening ear, and reassurance on what is ‘normal’
Peer support in breastfeeding
Support with combination feeding and formula feeding
Non judgmental support for mum, dad and family unit
A Postnatal Doula Don’ts
- Take over the care of the baby
- Give medical advice or perform clinical/ medical tasks
- Become a cleaner
Packages tailored to your own needs
Have a package designed around you and your family’s needs. Arrange a call today to learn how I can support you on this journey. You can also book a consultation where we can discuss in detail what supports you anticipate. We can discuss a plan that works for you and your family. It is never too early to book your Doula, it is advised you book no later than the 25 – 30 week mark leaving you confident in the support you have secured. If you decide after your baby has arrived that you would like Doula support do still get in contact, reaching out is the first step and we can still aim to put a plan in place.
For those adopting and planning for support, you can also arrange a call or consultation session. These can be arranged in your home, or over zoom. Just send me an email, message or call and we will fix a date and time that works for us all.
Online Parental Guidance and support sessions are also available
You can now access support no matter where in the world you live.
Areas of cover for in home support
Michelle covers Sligo, Leitrim, South Donegal, North Mayo and Roscommon.
In-home Doula support from €25 per hour, minimum three-hour session. You can choose how many sessions you wish to book. These can be done in advance to ensure the dates you want, or as you need.
Online parent guidance and support, 60-minute session, available worldwide. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Whats App 0035387 9287635 to arrange a date and time. Fee €50 with two follow-up emails two weeks after.
An example of weekly/monthly packages available for, a minimum of 3 hours per visit. Full payment in advance.
- 15 hour package €365 was €375
- 24 hour package €585 was €600
- 35 Hour Package €853 was €875
Some insurance companies may offer Doula cover or post-birth support in their packages. Do check with me if I can add this to your package.
You may also be able to claim back on your Med1 form, please let me know.
Travel fee outside 10km from my base.