Becoming a parent of a little being that totally depends on you to survive can be insanely overwhelming. Unfortunately for many, the postpartum experience leaves them alone to fend for themselves while trying to learn how to care for their new baby. Time and patience are needed to fully birth a woman into a mother on this multilayered journey. With appropriate support and encouragement in place, you can take time to bond with baby and other family members and establish lasting routines while I take care of other things that need done.
As a postpartum doula, I tailor the care I provide to meet your family's individual needs. I am passionate about providing support without interfering with your family's natural rhythms and strive to normalize this time of uncertainty for many new parents and siblings. I help you build confidence as a family unit in your abilities, validate your intuition as a parent, and honor your choices.
Your life is complex and it is important for you to take care of yourself. Don't live your life on a deficit -
let me help with the parts of your life that seem overwhelming right now.
As a postpartum doula, I provide:
*Breastfeeding / bottlefeeding support
*Light household duties
*Help with other children
*Emotional / Physical support
*Resources to promote healthy growth as a family
Daytime 8 AM - 5 PM
Sleep Support 10 PM - 6 AM
The most difficult part of birth is the first year afterwards. It is the year of travail – when the soul of a woman must birth the mother inside her. The emotional labor pains of becoming a mother are far greater than the physical pangs of birth; these are the growing surges of your heart as it pushes out selfishness and fear and makes room for sacrifice and love. It is a private and silent birth of the soul, but it is no less holy than the event of childbirth, perhaps it is even more sacred.
"She helped with so many things after birth that I didn't expect, like even just needing to have the dishes done, or taking the dogs on a walk, or experiencing some baby blues... I feel like everyone's birth experience is different, and for mine there were so many spectrums and she was my wonder woman, helping me through them all."
"Christi was excellent! I hired her for postpartum help and felt so at ease with her. She was confident and assertive—clearly experienced—while still being gentle and giving me room to mother my baby."
"Christi has been a tremendous postpartum doula for our family. She has helped us with laundry, cleaning, grocery shopping, and playing with my toddler so I could nurse the baby. I am so grateful for Christi and highly recommend her to anyone!"
"She came in and helped with household chores, cared for the baby overnight while my husband and I caught up on much needed rest, and I continued to heal. I just loved talking to her every night about any and everything. She always put my family's needs first when she was here with us overnight. "
"As Americans, we are under the impression that new moms are 'Superwomen' & can return to life as it was before baby. We must remember to celebrate this new mother and emulate the other cultures that honor new mothers by caring for them, supporting them, & placing value on the magnificent transformation she is going through. This is the greatest gift we can give to new mothers & newborns."