postpartum doula care
“Good beginnings make a positive difference in the world, so it is worth our while to provide the best possible care for mothers and babies throughout this extraordinarily influential part of life.”
-Ina May Gaskin
My postpartum doula care is a FULL spectrum service that includes all of my services offered. I am a big believer and supporter of the 40 Days Tradition and hold the integrity of honoring a woman’s first 6 weeks after birth. If we work together, I will hold the space for a woman so that she can fully heal and recover from not only her birth but also her pregnancy. This time is sacred and can never be repeated. I encourage all of my mama clients and new families to take advantage of this golden time to bond, heal and fall in love.
Upon deciding to work with one another, we will devise a care plan specific to you and your families needs. Ideally, I like to have at least (one) 2 hr session with the expecting mama before the baby arrives to troubleshoot any pre-birth issues and get organized for the postpartum period.
- Mother Care- assisting mama heal post-birth with homemade sitz baths, Ayurvedic oil massage with essential oils, daily meditations, tummy binding, listening and assisting mama process her birth story, light movement or walks when applicable, driving to Doctors appointments.
- Baby Care- lactation education: breastfeeding basics, positions, troubleshooting feeding issues, breast pump guidance- diapering, swaddling, baby wearing, establishing flow of feeding and rest, bathing, first walks outside.
- Food Support- Ayurvedic & Yogic foods, teas and tonics to support postpartum healing.
- Household Support- light laundry, kitchen clean up, bedroom and nursery organizing, light errands, support for partner.
New Moon- 12 hours of care
Full Moon- 20 hours of care (popular package)
Sitting Moon- 35 hours of care (most popular package)
Golden Moon- 50 hours of care
Postpartum care starts within 24-48 hours after birth. Upon meeting, we will design a specific care plan just for you. All packages can include all of my services offered. For more details please email McLean McGown: firstname.lastname@example.org