Postpartum Doula Services

"I truly believe having Molly as my PPD helped stave off postpartum depression and I was able to adjust better and more healthfully as a result. It was an amazing decision. The only think I would change next time is to have used her as a birth doula as well." Elizabeth

What is a Postpartum Doula?

What is a Postpartum Doula?

The role of a Postpartum Doula is to provide nurturing guidance to the new or growing family. As a Postpartum Doula I provide non-medical physical and emotional support and household assistance after the birth of your baby. I have received training approved by DONA (Doulas of North America), CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association), as well as drawing on my years of experience in childcare and as a nanny.

Postpartum Doula Services

Postpartum Doula Services

This support varies for each client. Support can include: Assistance with errands and shopping Assistance with meal preparation Support with infant care: breastfeeding resources, infant bathing, sleep support light house keeping Resources for ongoing support and education Assistance in organizing baby’s room and household areas to optimize care of infant without overworking parents

Overnight Support

Overnight Support

I am available to assist with overnight care on an as needed basis. Overnight support allows Mom (and Dad) to sleep in-between breastfeeding knowing that your little one is cared for, and brought to you when he/she is ready to be breastfed.

My Goals

My Goals

Help with self-care recovery measures and assist with the care and feeding of baby Provide childcare during naps so that parents can get some much needed rest. Assist you and your partner in developing a postpartum plan to target your needs. Assist with light housekeeping including some laundry, household organization, cooking as needed and errands as needed. For those Mother’s who have to go back to work, I can provide assistance in finding and hiring longterm support resources.

A Postpartum Doula Does Not

A Postpartum Doula Does Not

Diagnose medical conditions in the mother or baby, but will refer you to a health care provider when appropriate Advance you money for groceries, but ask for cash to make purchases on your behalf. Receipts will be provided for any errands that I am asked to assist you with. Housekeeping services that would normally be provided by a cleaning service. I can provide you with resources if this is a need.

“Molly has a true calling for caring for new moms and babies. She is caring and nurturing with the whole family. As a Board Certified Lactation Consultant, La Leche League Leader and mother of three, I would recommend her to any new mother." - Jennifer.

© 2005 Tender Hands Doula

Tel: 704-517-5848

 

Molly Patterson

CD, DONA

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Serving the Eugene, Springfield, Junction City, Roseburg and surrounding areas of Oregon

tenderhandsdoula@yahoo.com