101 East 5th Street, Suite 208, Northfield, MN 55057
The postpartum period is typically defined as the first three to four months of a newborn’s life. It is a wonderful, but challenging period for everyone involved. The new mother should be concentrating her energy on healing, and taking care of her newborn baby. Regardless of how the birth went, new mothers are experiencing many changes, emotionally and physically – she has a great deal of adjusting to do during the postpartum recovery time. Her identity is changing and she is becoming a parent, learning many new things at the same time, learning about her baby.
In our largely individualistic society, the first few months postpartum can be severely isolating for new families. Many women and men report having issues of anxiety and depression that are different from the ordinary. Postpartum doulas are trained to help screen for mood issues, and both help both parents ease into parenthood by giving compassionate support. It takes a tremendous amount of work to care for a brand new baby, and hiring an impartial, well trained, experienced, caring postpartum doula can help make this transitional time go as beautifully as possible.
Treasured Birth provides experienced Postpartum care and support, and our services includes providing familial support, and support of the new mother and her baby. The goal is to help the healing process that begins immediately after birth. Postpartum support during this time includes:
A) Discussion of rest and nutrition needs
B) Listening ear or assistance processing the birth experience
C) Optional help with creating your own written birth experience
D) Providing meal or snack preparation
E) Generally caring for the needs of the home so mom and her partner can sleep or rest
F) Infant feeding support which includes:
G) New baby care education which includes:
F) Encouragement and Education for a healthy family bonding experience the first weeks of Bringing Baby Home. This includes:
G) Meal preparation which includes:
H) Household care which includes:
I) Postpartum Massage:
J) During Postpartum Doula Services, Treasured Birth, LLC does not:
This package is for those who need support only during the day or afternoon hours, with a minimum service time of four hours (scheduling subject to availability). This package is $30.00 per hour.
Overnight Postpartum which is based on a maximum of 9 hours of service, typically between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. (these are awake hours). This package is $175.00. Additional hours are charged at $30.00 per hour.
In the privacy and convenience of your own home $90.00 per 1-hour massage. Treasured Birth, LLC, also offers in-office Postpartum massage, as well as Prenatal Massage prior to your labor and birth, for healthy pregnancy support!
Aromatherapy Oils, Education, and Support
Price based on oil purchased/used. Please talk to Treasured Birth, LLC, about this option if you are interested.
Nanny On-Call for Birth
This is a much-needed service for our community! Are you welcoming your second, third, or more, babies into your family? If yes, this service is for you!
Contact us for more information or to book any of these services for your family.
NOTICE TO CLIENTS: All Postpartum and Sibling Support Doula hours must be contracted, and pre-scheduled, and are subject to availability. Payment is due upon booking/scheduling the services.
Please ask about payment plans if you have financial constraints. Your Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account may reimburse all or part of your doula fee. Treasured Birth, LLC, is happy to provide documentation so you can pursue reimbursement.