You've heard the phrase, "It takes a village", but many of us often don't realize the enormity of it until we are home with our newborns. Becoming a parent of a little being that totally depends on you to survive can be insanely overwhelming and fatigue and loneliness usher themselves in without even knocking (how rude)! We feel stirrings of missing that village that we probably never had.
Who do we turn to?
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.
Just the fact that you are a woman means that you are holding a lot of people up. 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
80% of new moms admit to feeling exhausted. A recent poll said 20% of American families live in multigenerational homes - that explains those 20% of new mothers having in-house care and being able to depend on others during postpartum!
"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."
"She is truly an amazing person and very good at what she does. I couldn't be more grateful to her and the support she gave me through this process."
"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!"
"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."