Laura Gillian | Postpartum Doula Services | Kingston

Care for you while you learn to care for your baby

Postpartum needs vary widely from one family to another.

You may have lots of support from family or friends. This can be very good or perhaps this may bring a lot of pressure.  Many people have very firm ideas about how to manage your baby, or how you “should” or “should not” be feeling.

Non-family help can give a safe place for you to say and ask what you really want to without feeling shy, nervous or embarrassed.  

Even with lots of experience with newborns, each baby is unique and sometimes your newest one can leave you feeling less confident than you expected.

You might want help with the physical aspects of caring for your baby, for example, the first bath. 

You might, unexpectedly, just need someone to talk to, to process your birth experience and your transition into this new role of tremendous responsibility.

For all these reasons and more, postpartum needs vary between families and you might not be able to clearly anticipate your needs. May I suggest, at the very least, scheduling two, 2-hour visits in the first 10 days after the birth.

What can you expect from a postpartum doula?

First and foremost: Warm & professional after-birth care for mother & baby

Postpartum Doula Packages

Postpartum Doula Services can be tailored to meet your specific needs and desires. During visits, we can address breastfeeding, new baby care, tips and advice for parents of a newborn and emotional support.


The First 10 Days

COST: $160

2 two-hour visits on 2 different days – the day you return from the hospital or day after a home birth and another day of your choice.


Postpartum Daily Support

COST: Packages of 3, 4 or 5 two-hour visits at a cost of $230, $300, or $370

These home visits can be 3, 4 or 5 days in a row or every other day – whatever suits you best. Support appointments are 2 hours each. 3, 4 or 5 appointments – your choice. 


Postpartum Advisory Support

COST: $30/hr

Sometimes, all you need is to say something out loud, ask a quick question, be affirmed! A scheduled phone call* can be just what is needed to settle those qualms, a known and friendly voice to reassure or explore new developments. This is a good follow-up to a home visit. Minimum 30 minute phone call.


Combined Labour & Birth and Postpartum Support

COST: $1000

This is, by far, the best combination with the lovely sense of continuity in working together throughout your whole experience: from labour and birth, right through into the first days of life with a new baby.
WHAT’S INCLUDED:
Labour and birth support, plus the first postpartum visit
Two additional, scheduled postpartum visits 


Request a FREE 15-minute call

Find out how we can work together for a smooth transition to a new life and new baby.