Postpartum Doula Support

The team at the Harmony Doula Group is comprised of certified birth doulas, postpartum doulas, midwife assistants, childbirth educators, and lactation educators, together having over 40 years of experience supporting families through childbirth. Read more about our Postpartum Doula Support team. We are located conveniently near the Altamont foothills and are able to assist moms throughout the East Bay, LaMorInda corridor, Tri-Valley, Delta Valley, and parts of the Central Valley.

Postpartum doulas are trained to understand what new babies and new parents need. The doula helps with soothing techniques, offers breastfeeding or bottle feeding support, and explains normal newborn behavior.

Research shows that when a person receives ample postpartum nurturing from a Doula, it increases their likelihood of having:

Day Time Support - $50/hour for singleton, $60/hour for twins
Daytime support can be very helpful in adjusting to having a new baby at home. A postpartum daytime doula helps you feel comfortable and confident in caring for your newborn by understanding and validating your intuitive abilities.
Care may include:
  • Offering encouragement, evidence-based education, and non-judgmental emotional support as the family transitions into parenthood
  • Helping ensure adequate sleep, nutrition and hydration for birthing parent during their recovery period
  • Bengkung bellybinding, if desired
  • Teaching about newborn care, baby needs, and soothing techniques
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Light housekeeping, baby's laundry, restocking and tidying nursery, running errands, snack prep, etc.
  • Developing a postpartum plan for self-care
  • Lessons in newborn and infant massage, if desired
  • Suggesting appropriate referrals when needed

Hours: Day support hours can be booked in 4-6 hour increments.

Night Time Support - $50/hour for singleton, $60/hr for twins
Overnight doula support focuses on providing night care for your newborn(s) to allow you some much-needed rest. During the night, a postpartum doula observes observes your baby, watching for feeding cues and sleep cycles. She can can either feed your newborn(s) by bottle (pumped breastmilk or formula) or, if you are breastfeeding, bring baby to your room for nursing, and then burp, change, swaddle, and rock your newborn(s) back to sleep.
Care may include:
  • All of the above daytime supports, minus binding and newborn massage
  • "Sleep support" taking care of newborn(s) so parent(s) can sleep through the night (if they desire)
  • Keeping detailed nighttime log of newborn(s) activities and moods
  • Feeding, soothing, swaddling and helping your newborn(s) back to sleep
  • Changing newborn(s)
  • Cleaning/sterilizing bottles and breast pump paraphernalia
  • And more, inquire about your unique postpartum needs

Hours: Night support hours can be reserved in 8-hr increments.

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Package Add-Ons

  • Upgrade from office visits to in-home prenatal visits: $150
  • Reserve our birth stool: + $40
  • Add placenta processing: + $225-315
  • Add lactation consult: +$200 in office/inquire for home visit rates.
  • Add postpartum support hours: +$50 singleton/$60 twins per hour
  • Add New Parent Postpartum Coaching (5 hours of phone, email, and text support): +$125
  • Add herbal pregnancy or postpartum tea (20-30 servings): +$7.50 each
  • Add sitz bath herbs: +$12.50
  • Add Recovery Basket, includes herbal tea and sitz bath, uplifting aromatherapy massage oil, and nipple cream: +$50
  • Bengkung bellybinding wraps: $45-75
  • Add aromatherapy consult and customized blend: $50/consult, Blend price varies by content
  • Add stand alone classes (choose from: Pregnancy Self-Care, Acupressure Comfort Measures, Mindfulness for Labor, Breastfeeding, Postpartum Self-Care, or Newborn Care): $50 each
  • Upgrade to Bradley Birth Classes with Susan: +$400

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