Postpartum Doula in Minneapolis MN

POSTPARTUM DOULA CARE

We provide Minnesota’s best postpartum support by offering professional expertise and experienced, peaceful presence.

Postpartum Doula in Minneapolis MN

EXPERIENCE A BETTER BEGINNING

Book visits on our contact page for à la carte support if you need help now. If you would like a lower hourly rate and a more comprehensive experience, we recommend you build your own customized postpartum support package to meet your family’s unique needs. We can create the perfect combination to enable a smooth transition into life with your newest little one(s). Now serving the Twin Cities, Rochester, and Duluth metro areas.

Postpartum Doula in Minneapolis MN

EVERY PACKAGE INCLUDES:

EXPERIENCE A BETTER BEGINNING

Book visits on our contact page for à la carte support if you need help now. If you would like a lower hourly rate and a more comprehensive experience, we recommend you build your own customized postpartum support package to meet your family’s unique needs. We can create the perfect combination to enable a smooth transition into life with your newest little one(s). Now serving the Twin Cities, Rochester, and Duluth metro areas.

EVERY PACKAGE INCLUDES:
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Prenatal
Team Consultation

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Contracted
Hours of Support

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Exclusive Enrichment Classes
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Discounts on
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Unlimited Phone
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Postpartum Doula in Minneapolis MN

“Our Better Beginnings doula team was a great help to me in the weeks after my twins were born. They were kind and caring in making sure that I was taking care of myself in the early postpartum weeks.”

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Postpartum Doula in Minneapolis MN

FREQUENTLY-ASKED QUESTIONS

Postpartum doulas are non-medical, non-judgmental professionals who provide informational, physical, and emotional support in the weeks and months following childbirth. Their services are customized to address the unique needs of each woman and family.

Studies show that non-medical, non-judgmental support in the postpartum time is one of the biggest factors determining breastfeeding success, confident parenting, and the avoidance of postpartum anxiety and/or depression in both mothers and fathers.

Not only that, but most clients tell us that having a postpartum doula helped them enjoy their first few months with their baby, rather than just survive them.

Her services include, but may not be limited to…

Nurturing of the new mother: tips to help the post-birth healing process, discussion of rest and nutrition needs, a listening ear, assistance processing the birth experience, meal or snack preparation, and caring for the needs of the home so mom can sleep or rest

Infant feeding support: training, experience, and additional resources for both breastfeeding moms and bottle-feeding parents, with additional training to support the lactation journey

New baby care education: building your confidence in the basics of infant care, such as bathing, cord care, circumcision care, dressing, cloth or disposable diapering, infant soothing techniques, and patterns and habits to establish good baby sleep

Family adjustment: support for the whole family’s adjustment to life with new baby, including partners, siblings, and pets

Meal preparation: a home-cooked meal made fresh and ready-to-eat

Household care: laundry, linens, sweeping, vacuuming, dishes, light cleaning, plant care, pet care, dog walking, and errand-running

Sibling care: care for older children so that parents and baby can rest and bond

Postpartum doulas do not…perform medical or clinical tasks, such as exams or monitoring. They do not provide cleaning services beyond light housework as detailed above. Lastly, doulas do not provide childcare beyond as detailed above.

A typical daytime visit usually includes some discussion with the new parents about feeding the baby/babies, postpartum healing, family adjustment and newborn care, as well as household care and preparing snacks and/or meals.

If you’re seeking specific help with breastfeeding, our visit will naturally revolve around whatever questions or issues you have regarding feeding your baby.

We are trained to counsel, assess the baby’s latch if necessary, and make suggestions as we work together to prevent and solve breastfeeding problems.

A typical nighttime visit usually begins with a “check-in” where the parent(s) update the doula on how the day went for the baby/babies, what the baby/babies and the parent(s) need for the night, the goals for the visit, etc.

Then, the parent(s) head to bed and the doula handles the nighttime care of the baby (other than breastfeeding) in order to maximize sleep for everyone.

When appropriate, nighttime parenting strategies or other topics will be discussed.

Daytime postpartum doula support is excellent for seasoned parents who know the value of good support those first days, and for first-time parents who want personalized education on caring for their newborn(s).

We’ll cover baby basics such as diapering (cloth or disposable), clothing, bathing, cord care, circumcision care, safe sleep, baby soothing techniques, bedtime routines, and baby-wearing (using wraps, slings, carriers, etc.).

We’ll also assist and support your feeding choices. We have significant breastfeeding experience, knowledge, and resources at hand to support the nursing mom, and we also can help bottle or formula-feeding parents get off to the best start, too.

To honor this important and precious “babymoon” time, we’ll take care of household needs or hold baby/babies while you nap, shower, get some fresh air, or just relax.

We recommend starting with a minimum of 20 hours (five visits of four hours each) of daytime support.

Minimum daytime visit length: 3 hours.

Overnight postpartum doula support is perfect for families with multiples or parents who simply need the occasional good night’s sleep or a chunk of hours’ rest they can count on to fuel them the rest of the week.

We support your nighttime parenting by sharing strategies with you when appropriate, and help you gain confidence in your own ability to parent your baby/babies through the night.

If you’re breastfeeding your baby/babies, we bring them to you (or wake you) to feed. Our goal is to help you feel empowered to night parent your baby your way. We recommend starting with a minimum of 24 hours (three visits of eight hours each) of nighttime support.

Minimum nighttime visit length: 8 hours.

We encourage parents to think about who is already in their lives who is supportive and truly helpful. Ask those people to help! If they cannot or will not (or perhaps you’re feeling like they’ll try to assist, but might not actually be all that helpful), then postpartum doulas can fill in the “gaps” where your other help is not…helping.

We recognize nobody can really know exactly what they will need before their baby arrives, so rest assured that you can always add on more postpartum doula support if you feel like the amount you initially booked is not enough. Visualize the first month or two with your new baby/babies, and build your package based on your best guess. We can flex with you as we go.

Postpartum doulas are non-medical, non-judgmental professionals who provide informational, physical, and emotional support in the weeks and months following childbirth. Their services are customized to address the unique needs of each woman and family.

Studies show that non-medical, non-judgmental support in the postpartum time is one of the biggest factors determining breastfeeding success, confident parenting, and the avoidance of postpartum anxiety and/or depression in both mothers and fathers.

Not only that, but most clients tell us that having a postpartum doula helped them enjoy their first few months with their baby, rather than just survive them.

Her services include, but may not be limited to…

Nurturing of the new mother: tips to help the post-birth healing process, discussion of rest and nutrition needs, a listening ear, assistance processing the birth experience, meal or snack preparation, and caring for the needs of the home so mom can sleep or rest

Infant feeding support: training, experience, and additional resources for both breastfeeding moms and bottle-feeding parents, with additional training to support the lactation journey

New baby care education: building your confidence in the basics of infant care, such as bathing, cord care, circumcision care, dressing, cloth or disposable diapering, infant soothing techniques, and patterns and habits to establish good baby sleep

Family adjustment: support for the whole family’s adjustment to life with new baby, including partners, siblings, and pets

Meal preparation: a home-cooked meal made fresh and ready-to-eat

Household care: laundry, linens, sweeping, vacuuming, dishes, light cleaning, plant care, pet care, dog walking, and errand-running

Sibling care: care for older children so that parents and baby can rest and bond

Postpartum doulas do not…perform medical or clinical tasks, such as exams or monitoring. They do not provide cleaning services beyond light housework as detailed above. Lastly, doulas do not provide childcare beyond as detailed above.

A typical daytime visit usually includes some discussion with the new parents about feeding the baby/babies, postpartum healing, family adjustment and newborn care, as well as household care and preparing snacks and/or meals.

If you’re seeking specific help with breastfeeding, our visit will naturally revolve around whatever questions or issues you have regarding feeding your baby.

We are trained to counsel, assess the baby’s latch if necessary, and make suggestions as we work together to prevent and solve breastfeeding problems.

A typical nighttime visit usually begins with a “check-in” where the parent(s) update the doula on how the day went for the baby/babies, what the baby/babies and the parent(s) need for the night, the goals for the visit, etc.

Then, the parent(s) head to bed and the doula handles the nighttime care of the baby (other than breastfeeding) in order to maximize sleep for everyone.

When appropriate, nighttime parenting strategies or other topics will be discussed.

Daytime postpartum doula support is excellent for seasoned parents who know the value of good support those first days, and for first-time parents who want personalized education on caring for their newborn(s).

We’ll cover baby basics such as diapering (cloth or disposable), clothing, bathing, cord care, circumcision care, safe sleep, baby soothing techniques, bedtime routines, and baby-wearing (using wraps, slings, carriers, etc.).

We’ll also assist and support your feeding choices. We have significant breastfeeding experience, knowledge, and resources at hand to support the nursing mom, and we also can help bottle or formula-feeding parents get off to the best start, too.

To honor this important and precious “babymoon” time, we’ll take care of household needs or hold baby/babies while you nap, shower, get some fresh air, or just relax.

We recommend starting with a minimum of 20 hours (five visits of four hours each) of daytime support.

Minimum daytime visit length: 3 hours.

Overnight postpartum doula support is perfect for families with multiples or parents who simply need the occasional good night’s sleep or a chunk of hours’ rest they can count on to fuel them the rest of the week.

We support your nighttime parenting by sharing strategies with you when appropriate, and help you gain confidence in your own ability to parent your baby/babies through the night.

If you’re breastfeeding your baby/babies, we bring them to you (or wake you) to feed. Our goal is to help you feel empowered to night parent your baby your way. We recommend starting with a minimum of 24 hours (three visits of eight hours each) of nighttime support.

Minimum nighttime visit length: 8 hours.

We encourage parents to think about who is already in their lives who is supportive and truly helpful. Ask those people to help! If they cannot or will not (or perhaps you’re feeling like they’ll try to assist, but might not actually be all that helpful), then postpartum doulas can fill in the “gaps” where your other help is not…helping.

We recognize nobody can really know exactly what they will need before their baby arrives, so rest assured that you can always add on more postpartum doula support if you feel like the amount you initially booked is not enough. Visualize the first month or two with your new baby/babies, and build your package based on your best guess. We can flex with you as we go.

Postpartum Doula in Minneapolis MN

PRICING

Most families choose to create a customized package of postpartum doula support for a better experience and better value. However, we are happy to work with your family in whatever capacity you feel is best for you.

Custom Package Rates:

All packages include a prenatal consultation with your postpartum doula(s), unlimited phone, text, and email support, optional weekly enrichment classes, and a lower hourly rate, as well as 50% off all our classes and workshops. Packages start at 20 hours, and you can “mix and match” day and night support to make the perfect combination for you.

A La Carte Support:

If you just want to try one visit, that’s totally okay! Daytime and/or nighttime support is available by the hour, at $60/hour (Duluth: $50). Subject to availability, á la carte support does not include the prenatal consultation or the unlimited phone, text, and email support. Book à la carte support here.

Twin Cities and Rochester Daytime: $50/hour, Duluth Daytime: $40/hour

Twin Cities and Rochester Overnight: $55/hour, Duluth Overnight: $45/hour

*Packages of 200 hours or more receive a 5% discount.

Minimum daytime visit length: 3 hours.

Minimum nighttime visit length: 8 hours.

Custom Package Rates:

All packages include a prenatal consultation with your postpartum doula(s), unlimited phone, text, and email support, and a lower hourly rate, as well as 50% off all our classes and workshops. Packages start at 20 hours, and you can “mix and match” day and night support to make the perfect combination for you.

Twin Cities and Rochester Daytime: $50/hour, Duluth Daytime: $40/hour

Twin Cities and Rochester Overnight: $55/hour, Duluth Overnight: $45/hour

*Packages of 200 hours or more receive a 5% discount.

A La Carte Support:

If you just want to try one visit, that’s totally okay! Daytime and/or nighttime support is available by the hour, at $60/hour (Duluth: $50). Subject to availability, á la carte support does not include the prenatal consultation or the unlimited phone, text, and email support. Book à la carte support here.

Minimum daytime visit length: 3 hours.

Minimum nighttime visit length: 8 hours.

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