Postpartum Doula Family Care
What can I doula for your family?
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I can help you find balance, discover the rhythm and routine that works best for you, and feel hopeful and able to navigate every day when you wake up each morning.
My role as a postpartum doula is to help you find your way in early parenting, until you’ve got it down and can fly on your own. I help you learn all the tasks of newborn care and feeding, show you tips and tricks to make your recovery and new life easier, share information and resources for all the things you don’t know about yet, and support your self-care.
And then we put all that into a rhythm and routine that works in your daily life.
Find balance in your life as a parent, partner, and person.
Develop rhythm and routine for your daily life.
Discover happiness and joy with your baby, partner, and self
As your postpartum doula I can help you...
IN THE KITCHEN: organization, meal prep, snack prep, easy meals recipes, clean up, washing dishes
WITH THE BABY: newborn care tips, newborn bathing assistance, feeding information & support, swaddling & baby-wearing instruction, infant sleep habits.
FOR YOU: provide recovery tips, healthy snacks, meal prep, take care of the baby so you can rest, eat, sleep, and shower.
IN & OUT OF THE HOME: home organization, nursery set up, baby laundry, running errands (without baby or other children)
Things that are outside my scope of services: cooking, childcare, dog walking or poop-scooping, gardening, vacuuming and dusting, taking siblings on outings.
Services & Packages
All of my packages are designed to provide you with The Three Ns:
Get the zzz's you need for your body to physiologically, emotionally, and hormonally transition from being pregnant to parenthood.
Rebuild and regenerate by cultivating nourishment through food, rest, breath, and support.
Self-care is essential in your birthing recovery, growth, and development into parenthood.
Catch your breath with one of my postpartum doula packages:
All of my postpartum doula packages include the following:
- Do you need to nap, shower, eat? If the answer is yes, then I'll take your little one while you start your self-care routine.
- Listen to you and answer questions or concerns about personal care, newborn care, newborn development, breast or bottle-feeding, and infant wake and sleep patterns, and provide resources and referrals as needed.
- Help with snack prep, meal prep and easy meal solutions. We can work on healthy postpartum recipes together to assist with shopping lists.
- Work towards creating a rhythm and routine just for your family unit, with helpful household organization tips.
- Run an errand or two (without infant), or allow you time to get out of the house by yourself to do so
- Clean dishes from the night before or the morning of and start the dishwasher running. Put away all the clean dishes and make sure your space is ready for evening meal prep.
- Start the baby’s laundry, and fold and put away additional baby laundry that needs attention.
- Assist with maximum comfort and success for you and your baby while breast, chest, or bottle feeding.
- Demonstrate how to use any baby accessories, baby-wearing carriers, etc.
Design your ideal postpartum package with a free initial consult.
Each family has unique needs. Whether you are having your first baby, twins, or navigating a growing family with a toddler and infant, I can provide a custom postpartum doula package to provide the support you need.
We found Sarah with the Family Cradle and could not be happier with our experience. Sarah came and met with us and our baby to understand our preferences, pain points, and goals to help our little one sleep. Multiple night time wakings happened nightly at >7months and short naps as well as having to rock our baby to sleep left us exhausted and frustrated. Sarah helped us through every single step. This experience has enabled us to regain our sense of selves to in turn, be a better parent for our child. We also believe our little one is more well rested and has learned skills to help long term. We highly recommended Sarah and strongly encourage anyone considering sleep consultation for their child/children to reach out to her!
Ashley & Jacob
As a second time mom I thought I knew it all, until I realized I didn’t. Working with The Family Cradle has been an amazing experience and I am learning new things every time we talk. Sarah is helping not only with tips and tricks, but also resources for my own mental health. I am going back to work next month and we are currently working on a personalized sleep schedule for the baby, that will help me take care of him while working from home and juggling multiple calls per day. We are finishing up the infant massage class too and I am loving these times together. I am learning vital techniques to help my baby and spending time bonding with him. I would recommend The Family Cradle to every new mom, because it provides the support so many of us are missing during the so called fourth trimester.
Infant massage with Sarah was amazing! She broke down all the moves, made sure I understood, and supported me as I tried with my son. She made me feel comfortable as a new mom when he was a little fussy. Zeke and I greatly enjoyed our sessions!
I cannot give enough praise to Sarah. She has helped my family become closer and happier than I could have imagined. You can't put a price on that. Every parent should have Sarah's number on speed dial. Do yourself a favor, give Sarah a call.
"Sarah consistently works with the utmost professionalism. She is non-judgmental and shows compassion and understanding in some of the most challenging situations. She genuinely cares about her work and for the families she works with."
"Sarah is skillful in communicating, always kind and compassionate even in complex settings, all the while maintaining a professional presence. Sarah is just a delightful human being, fun to be with intelligent and insightful, responsible & kind."