Postpartum Doula Services

 
Postpartum Doula Support in Your Home

Don't just survive your postpartum. Thrive in it.

The postpartum months are a transformational time. Postpartum recovery and parenting is not always how you expected it to be and may come with questions, uncertainty, and feeling overwhelmed.

As you bond with your baby and discover yourself as a parent, the Harmony Doula Group is there to provide experienced, holistic, and practical support for the whole family to set your early parenting journey off to a positive start.

Our goals are to:

  • be a listening ear when you need one
  • give you space and time to heal
  • help you to look after yourself as you look after your baby
  • nourish you physically and emotionally
  • provide expertise and gentle, patient advice and suggestions
  • understand and validate your intuitive abilities
  • ultimately, help you feel comfortable and confident as a parent
"We felt supported every step of the way, and especially loved that the Harmony Doula team were there to answer any question (big or small!). Having a doula was KEY to an easier, less stressful recovery!" - Jamie

Our postpartum doula services are tailored to your unique needs from day to day (or night to night). Our doula support takes a collaborative approach. We listen to your values, hopes, and needs. We work together to support you in a way that you choose, so that you can have the most positive and empowered postpartum experience.

 

What you can expect with Postpartum Doula Services:

Daytime Support

  • Non-judgmental emotional support and encouragement as you transition into parenthood
  • Help developing a plan for self-care opportunities & physical support
  • Feeding support (breast, chest, or bottle)
  • Helping your partner(s) to feel supportive
  • Bengkung bellybinding, if desired
  • Lessons in infant massage, if desired
  • Practical, hands-on tools for new parents
  • Normalizing infant behavior, sleep patterns, and developmental physical & neurological stages
  • Guidance in understanding baby's cue
  • Support and guidence as you learn newborn care, baby needs, and soothing techniques
  • Light housekeeping (baby's laundry, restocking and tidying nursery, running errands, snack prep, etc.)
  • Sibling preparation or assistance as you tend to the newest family member
  • Suggesting appropriate referrals when needed
  • 4-hr minimum shift length
  • Investment: $180 (singleton)/ $220 (twins) per 4-hr shift, $45/$55 per hour thereafter

Nighttime Support

  • Much of the above as needed, plus:
  • Sleep support and newborn care as you get a more restorative sleep
  • Detailed nighttime log of newborn(s) activities and moods, so that you are informed of baby's needs and developments
  • Cleaning/sterilizing bottles and breast pump paraphernalia
  • ...and more - inquire about your unique postpartum needs
  • 8-hr minimum shift length
  • Investment: $360 (singleton)/ $440 (twins) per 8-hour shift

Virtual Support Package

Not everyone wants or needs in-person postpartum support. Sometimes it enough to know you have your doula at the ready for check-ins for emotional or physical support, or questions and concerns.

Our Virtual Postpartum Doula support package includes:

  • Unlimited email & text support for your first six weeks postpartum
  • A 30-minute video chat each week
  • A personalized postpartum care plan and strategizing session
  • The same assistance as our in-person doula - offering emotional support, tips for a healthy postpartum physical recovery, newborn care, lactation help, resources, and referrals
  • Investment: $350
 


Service Area

Serving the East Bay and parts of the California Central Valley:

  • Alameda County (Oakland, Alameda, Fremont, Hayward, San Leandro, Castro Valley)
  • Tri-Valley (Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Daville, Alamo)
  • Diablo Valley, Contra Costa County (Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Concord)
  • Delta Valley (Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley, Bethel Island, Byron, Mountain House, Discovery Bay)
  • San Joaquin County (Tracy, Lathrop, Manteca, Ripon, French Camp, Stockton, Lodi, Linden, Farmington, Escalon)
  • Western Stanislaus County (Modesto Metro area, Salida, Riverbank, Escalon, Oakdale, Ceres, Patterson)
  • Sacramento County (Galt, Isleton, Walnut Grove, Rio Vista, Elk Grove, South Sacramento)
  • and all points inbetween!