Doula Services

DOULA PACKAGE: 

  • Breastfeeding support.
  • Help with the emotional and physical recovery after birth.
  • Light housekeeping so that mom does not feel so overwhelmed.
  • Assistance with newborn care such as diapering, bathing, feeding and comforting
  • Baby soothing techniques.
  • Sibling care.
  • Referrals to local resources such as parenting classes, pediatricians, lactation support and support groups.
  • INCLUDED: Helping families establish good sleeping habits.
  • INCLUDED: 2 months (8) weeks of basic sleep support via text after our time together is over. 

Please contact Catherine for availability and pricing options.


Overnight Support

FOUR WEEKS: Three-four nights a week for three weeks with two-three nights a week  for last week. 
SIX WEEKS: Three-four nights a week for four weeks with two-three nights a week for last week.
EIGHT WEEKS: Three-four nights a week for six weeks and two-three nights a week for last two weeks.
TWELVE WEEKS: Three-four nights a week for ten weeks and two-three nights a week for last two weeks.

ALL OVERNIGHT SHIFTS ARE FROM  10PM TO 6AM, SCHEDULE OPTIONS MAY BE MODIFIED AND TAILORED TO FIT YOUR FAMILIES NEEDS


About a Doula...

The word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves” and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after a birth.

Women have complex needs during childbirth and the weeks that follow. In addition to medical care and the love and companionship provided by their partners, women need consistent, continuous reassurance, comfort, encouragement and respect. They need individualized care based on their circumstances and preferences.

What is the difference between a Postpartum Doula and a baby nurse? 
The postpartum doula’s role is to support everyone in the family, including mom, dad, siblings, and baby. Unlike a baby nurse, whose sole focus is the new baby, the postpartum doula is there to support mom through the postpartum period and to help the family as a whole.

What type of services does a Postpartum Doula provide?
The postpartum doula offers many services to her clients, but her main goals are to help “mother the mother” and nurture the entire family as they transition into life with a newborn. This would include doing things to help mom and dad feel more confident in their roles, sharing education on family adjustment, and tending to the unique needs of a new mother.

Catherine Kerrigan specializes in the postpartum night time period as well as multiples. Catherine is prepared to provide physical (non-medical), emotional and informational support to women and their partners during the weeks following childbirth.