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Nurture Seattle LLC | Seattle, Washington | email@example.com
Nurturing new families is at the heart of what we do as Postpartum Doulas. Bringing home a new baby is a time of profound growth and change for families. It is a change that is long anticipated and planned for, but nothing can ever quite prepare new parents for the realities of caring for a newborn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All while recovering from childbirth and getting very little sleep.
Our goal is to nurture you into your new roles as parents. We do this by supporting you as you move through the process of getting to know your baby and yourself as a new parent. We support whatever parenting style you choose, and assist you with your needs making it easier for you to parent your new baby. As you experience successes and your knowledge and self-confidence grow, your need for our support will diminish over time.
•Making suggestions to improve your comfort and recovery after birth. •Helping you learn to care for your new baby by assisting with: -- breastfeeding or bottle feeding -- bathing -- diapering -- cord and/or circumcision care. •Doing light housework and meal preparation. •Providing sibling and pet care. •Coordinating family and friends to support you.
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•Listening to your needs and concerns patiently and without judging, recognizing that this is a time of emotional vulnerability for the whole family, but particularly for the mother. •Helping you process your birth or adoption experience. •Supporting your parenting style. •Offering a list of resources specific to your needs. •Recognizing and responding to postpartum mood disorders.
Our services are available during the day with a 4 hour minimum charge.
You may also want to consider having overnight help. During an overnight, your Nurture Doula will care for the baby during the night so you can get some much needed sleep. The baby can be brought to you for nursing if you are breastfeeding, and then the Doula will take care of diaper changes and settling baby back to sleep, so you can maximize your sleep. Overnights are 8-hour shifts; generally from 10 pm to 6 am.
There are many benefits of choosing to hire a Nurture Postpartum Doula to help you’re your transition to parenthood. Studies show that Postpartum Doula support:
•Increases success of breastfeeding •Facilitates parent-infant bonding •Decreases the incidence of postpartum depression •Encourages appropriate well-baby and mother care •Increases parents’ confidence in their parenting skills
- Helping you learn to care for your new baby by assisting with: breastfeeding or bottle feeding, bathing, diapering, cord and/or circumcision care.
- Making suggestions to improve your comfort and recovery after birth.
- Doing light housework and meal preparation.
- Coordinating family and friends to support you.
- Listening to your needs and concerns patiently and without judging, recognizing this is a time of emotional vulnerability for the whole family, but particularly for the mother.
- Helping you process your birth or adoption experience.
- Supporting your parenting style.
- Offering a list of resources specific to your needs.
- Recognizing and responding to postpartum mood disorders.
Day time -- Our services are available during the day with a 4 hour minimum charge.
Overnight -- You may also want to consider having overnight help. During an overnight, your Nurture Doula will care for the baby so you can get some much needed sleep. The baby can be brought to you for nursing (if you are breastfeeding) then the Doula will take care of the rest. Overnights are 8-hour shifts, generally from 10 pm to 6 am.
Evenings & Weekends -- Our availability for evenings and weekends is often limited, but can be arranged on a case-by-case basis.