Mamogs Postnatal Doula
Supporting mum, baby & the family unit in the days, weeks and months after birth, providing practical, Informative & emotional support
What is a Postnatal Doula?
A postnatal Doula is a support person who cares for mum, baby and her family in the home usually in the first three months (known as the fourth trimester) following birth and later if needed. 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, emotional & physical recovery from childbirth along with practical support and other issues related to the postnatal period. A postnatal Doula will be by your side working with you.
Giving birth 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, sleeping, now may seem non existent 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 home, in your parenting choices and a non judgemental ear can make all the difference on your parenting journey.
A Postnatal Doula Do’s
- Provide information about support & resources available to the family
- Prep or cook meals in your home
- Supports parent’s, baby and all members of the family
- Interact & play with older children.
- Provide fact based information
- Support your parenting choices
- Light household duties.
- Provide particular, emotional, informative support
- Peer support in breastfeeding
- Work in smoke free homes
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 families needs. Arrange a Free 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 around you and your family. It is advised you book your postnatal Doula around the 25 – 30 week mark leaving you confident in the support you have secured.
For those adopting and planning for support, you can also arrange a free call or consultation session. These can also be arranged in your home, just give me a call and we will fix a date and time that works for us all.
Virtual support sessions now 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.
Postnatal Doula support €25 per hour, minimum three hours in home session.
Virtual support anything from one hour, available worldwide
An example of weekly/month packages available, minimum of 3 hours per visit
- 15 hour package €360 was €375
- 24 hour package €550 was €600
- 35 Hour Package €770 was €875
Members of Aviva Health insurance may be eligible for a rebate for Doula services depending on their specific health plan. T&C apply. Fee for travel outside 10km from Sligo town.