DONA defines a postpartum doula as the following:
Research evidence shows that the quality services of a postpartum doula can ease the transition that comes with the addition of a baby to a family, improve parental satisfaction and reduce the risk of mood disorders.
A Postpartum Doula
- Offers education, companionship and nonjudgmental support during the postpartum fourth trimester
- Assists with newborn care, family adjustment, meal preparation and light household tidying
- Offers evidence-based information on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, infant soothing and coping skills for new parents and makes appropriate referrals when necessary
10 hours – $300
20 hours – $590
40 hours – $1160
60 hours – $1725
100 hours – $2850
200 hours – $5640
300 hours – $8325
The more hours you purchase, the more you save. Hours are good for 12 months from the time the baby is born.