Postpartum Doulas

What is a Postpartum Doula?

A postpartum doula is a trained professional who provides physical, emotional, informational, and practical support to a new mother and her family.

Postpartum doulas can help the mother get comfortable, help care for the baby when the mom is unable (i.e. during showering or napping), and help provide encouragement and positive reinforcement. They are available to help families locate information that pertains to them and their baby, and can help teach families how to care for their new baby. The postpartum doula can also tidy up the house, do baby laundry, help care for older siblings, and prep or cook light meals and snacks.

The postpartum doula's main job is to mother the mother and help ease her transition into motherhood while her body is working on healing.

Things a postpartum doula does not do...

  • A postpartum doula does not assess the mother or infant's health.
  • A postpartum doula does not tell the mother what she should do.
  • A postpartum doula does not replace the father or family, but instead works as an addition to their team.
  • A postpartum doula does not act as a maid or nanny, as while she assists in these areas they are not her primary role.
  • A postpartum doula does not do 100% of the care of the baby, but instead assists the mother in caring for and learning about her new baby.

Fees and services vary - see the doulas bios for full details

Postpartum Doula Program Details

To hire a postpartum doula:

  • Select the doulas with whom you would like to potentially work with and interview.  Send an email to Michelle letting her know which doula(s) you would like to schedule an interview with and she will set that up for you
  • Once you have interviewed with the doulas (or if you are picking your doula via her doula profile) then proceed to complete an online registration form

Included in hiring a postpartum doula: 

  • A prenatal meeting with the postpartum doula to discuss your needs
  • Postpartum doula services
  • Phone call from a breastfeeding counselor after you have had your baby *
  • One in office free lactation visit *

* For the lactation phone call and free in office visit to occur your doula must let the MTM office know you have given birth.

Meet the Postpartum Doulas

Michelle Hardy

 Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor,  La Leche Leauge Leader, Childbirth Educator, New Parent Educator, Perinatal Fitness Educator, Massage Therapist, Maternal Child Health Specialist 

Beth Rogahn

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Postpartum Doula

Martha Wasserman

Birth and Postpartum Doula

Rachel Crites

Birth and Postpartum Doula

Sara Deacon

Postpartum Doula