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

Important information to know!!

Please note that if you choose to work with one of our doulas you will be considered a Mothering the Mother client even though you sign an individual contract with your doula.  This means your doula will share your name and information with the back up doulas in the group, as well as statistical information with the director.

Perks of being a Mothering the Mother client

You are eligible to receive the following extra services:

  • Receive classes and childbirth education half price when using one of our doulas ($20 per class or $125 for a series of 7 classes).  Register online and use coupon code MTMDOULADISCOUNT.
  • FREE breastfeeding follow up phone call 2-3 days after your birth to see how things are going (you must let your doula know your Aby has been born and she must let the office know for this to happen)
  • In office breastfeeding consult 50% off ($25)

Meet the Postpartum Doulas

Michelle Hardy

Founder of Mothering the Mother, Inc 

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

Fee:   $30/hr

Beth Rogahn

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Postpartum Doula

Fees: $30-35/hr

Martha Wasserman

Birth and Postpartum Doula

Fees: $22/hr

Rachel Crites

Birth and Postpartum Doula

Fee: $30-35/hr

Sara Deacon

Postpartum Doula

Fee: $20-35/hr