Postpartum Doula Support

Amanda is currently booking up many months in advance. Please inquire asap for due dates in

December 2021 & into 2022 as space is limited.

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What Sets Amanda Apart as a Postpartum Doula

Amanda's approach to postpartum care is completely tailored to each family. She provides holistic, thorough care in the weeks following the birth of a baby to ensure you feel surrounded with intentional support. 

Though she has supported over 500 post-birth families in her career, Amanda's clients often refer to her as truly nonjudgmental and relatable beyond being an expert in her field. She is committed to the process of shared decision making and will never presume to know what's best for your family and your life. 

What Amanda Provides

Complementary consultation: A virtual consultation helps Amanda get to know you and any support people who will be present in your home post-birth.

 

Scheduling Flexibility: Daytime doula care typically takes place between 10am-8pm & Overnight doula support happens between 10pm-8am. Amanda does not require specific days and times booked in advance of birth; clients booking packages have their spot held on the calendar for a period around their estimated due date and scheduling is simple and direct once baby is born. 

Individualized Care: Each visit begins with a check-in to hear parents' and caregivers' concerns and questions. Sometimes postpartum doulas spend the majority of the postpartum visit caring for the newborn while parents rest; other times, doulas are doing practical work to help the household run smoothly. Every visit looks different because every family is different!

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What a Visit Can Include
  • Answering all the baby questions

  • Making suggestions for body + life wellness as you recover from birth

  • Promoting parent-baby bonding with proven techniques

  • Providing substantial breastfeeding/chestfeeding/bottlefeeding/alternative feeding support

  • Figuring out a safe, comfortable sleep situation for the whole family

  • Troubleshooting sleep issues in baby and the family 

  • Caring for baby while parents sleep, eat, shower, play with siblings, etc.

  • Cooking a delicious meal, getting groceries, setting up grocery delivery

  • Doing light home support such as laundry, dishes, & organizing

  • Assisting with cloth diapering and baby wearing, if desired

  • Taking walks, attending doctor's visits with parents

  • Providing furry family members with love and attention

  • Making referrals to care providers to support healing

Postpartum Doula Testimonials

"I had to have surgery when my newborn was only 2 months old. I was concerned about the baby, my 3-year old, and about my husband managing all of that (while worrying about me). I was also very concerned that the baby would not come back to the breast after being bottle fed for 24+ hours. I reached out to Amanda right away for postpartum doula help. She was a Godsend! From working with me on how to best handle the situation to supporting my ideas and giving excellent suggestions, to going with the flow as things changed at the last minute.

 

She took the nighttime shift herself. It made the entire process so much easier. I was so comfortable with her with the baby, with her helping me pump, etc. She made me comfortable enough to get the sleep I desperately needed to recover and followed up with us afterward to see how I was feeling. I cannot say enough about how much Amanda did to make what could have been a very difficult situation go smoothly and seamlessly. She is a truly good, caring person, a calming force in stressful situations, a phenomenal doula, and just plain wonderful in every way! I highly highly recommend her for any of your placenta encapsulation and doula needs! My only complaint? She can't be here with me 24/7 for the next 18 years."

 

                               ~Bree, Laguna Niguel

A long overdue update as I also had the pleasure of having Amanda as our post partum doula. She is such a calm, confident and loving person. She came into our home from 10pm - 6am once a week the first couple months of our daughter's life to help me get some sleep. Upon prompt arrival, Amanda would spend the first 30-40 minutes with myself and my husband answering first time parent questions (all those "is this normal??" questions!) She was so patient with us.

After our chat, we would give her other tasks to consider like sterilizing bottles and pump pieces, laundry etc. I would sleep in the guest room so that when our daughter was ready to eat, Amanda would come wake me up and hand a freshly changed baby to me. Amanda would also bring me a big glass of water and a snack. After baby was done nursing, Amanda would take her and put her back down so I could go right back to sleep. It was amazing! 

Amanda always left detailed notes about questions that were answered, remedies to try, when baby woke and ate, etc. at the end of her stay. Amanda continues to be my sounding board for baby related questions here and there and our daughter is now 5.5 months old =)
Highly recommended!!

                                           ~Dara, Irvine

100% the best decision my husband and I made without knowing it at the time. Amanda is one of a kind special. She is well-read, educated, experienced, kind, considerate, punctual, gentle, positive, respectful,
honest and everything you could ask for in a support person at one of the most vulnerable, special times in a mother's life.

Amanda was with us postpartum, and I will forever cherish and be grateful for the time she spent with our family. As new parents, we knew "nothing". Literally, nothing. And having a baby during a pandemic meant family and close friends were kept at a distance to keep our baby as safe as possible. She made up for all of that!

Amanda was on time with a smile and ready to set goals everyday. Her support set us up for success. She answered every new mom question with evidence-based research and a smile. Not once did she make us feel like we were doing something wrong or silly for asking a question others may know. She offered support while NEVER imposing on us as new parents.

I have a love for this woman that she may never know the extent of. I value her knowledge and would recommend her to any family who might need her expertise. She was born for this role and executes it to the fullest. Thank you Amanda. :) again and again!

                                                                                                            ~Sarah, Orange County

Postpartum Doula Packages

All packages include 3-4 hour visits between 10am-8pm +​

~Resources, referrals, and handouts

~Car seat education + support during visits

~Access to lending library with babywearing carriers, exercise balls, books, and more

~Exclusive access to client site with breastfeeding, baby care, and postpartum recovery tools

*Please inquire for Overnight Postpartum Doula Availability*

2 Weeks Postpartum Doula Care   ~1600
  • Half-day visits

  • Continuous phone, text, and email support through postpartum term

  • Resources and referrals available during the prenatal period

Childbirth Education  &  Postpartum Adjustment   ~2200

Comprehensive Childbirth Education, covering all topics and tailored to your family

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2 Weeks Postpartum Doula Care Package, ​inclusive of everything listed above

Birth Support  &  Postpartum Care     ~4000

 

Birth Doula Package, inclusive of everything listed above

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2 Weeks Postpartum Doula Care Package, ​inclusive of everything listed above

Pregnancy, Birth,  &  Postpartum Care     ~4800+

 

Comprehensive Childbirth Education, covering any and all topics and tailored to your family

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Birth Doula Package, inclusive of everything listed above

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In-Home Postpartum Doula Care

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Add on Birth Photography, Placenta Encapsulation, Registry Review Consultation, and/or more Postpartum Doula visits for an even more comprehensive care plan during the most special time of your lives. 

Don't See What You're Looking For?   Inquire for Custom Package Options!

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(Availability in December 2021 & beyond)

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