Postpartum Doula Car
Gem is a newborn parent care expert and newborn baby care expert with seven years' experience caring for hundreds of families throughout their transition into parenthood (and second and third time parenthood.) Gem is an experienced lactation consultant as well as a skilled masseuse, providing recovery bodywork specifically designed for the postpartum period. They mentor other doulas and lead an amazing team of educators as Lead Educator and Head of Curriculum Development at Doula Trainings International, a worldwide premiere doula training organization.
Their goal as your doula is to work themselves out of a job by teaching you skills and helping you build confidence in caring for yourself and your child(ren) after birth. Non-judgemental listening is their specialty, allowing you to be heard, reflected and gently counselled through this major life transition.
IN-HOME POSTPARTUM CARE
Bottle feeding consulting
Full body massage
Teaching newborn care skills, like diapering, bathing, soothing, swaddling, and sleep hygiene
Baby massage (and how-to instruction)
Safe space for processing birth, body and relationship stories
Tips for thriving in newborn life
Cooking nutritious meals for the whole family
Guided visualisations and meditation
Gentle adjustments for the postpartum body
To leave you and your partner(s) after each session feeling more peaceful, well rested, nourished, and informed.
Due to the nature of providing in-home care, one hour of commuting time is compensated per session. Care hours are to be used in the three months following birth or date of booking. Postpartum care packages and their rates including VAT are as follows:
20 care hours (60/hr) — 1,200€
40 care hours (60/hr) — 2,400€
60 care hours (60/ hr) — 3,600€
I can't tell you how often parents tell me, "I spent so much time preparing for the birth. I wish I had spent at least as much time preparing for breastfeeding and postpartum; that turned out to be when I needed the most help!"
New parents need specialized, caring support in order to heal, safely process their birth, nurse, and regain vibrant physical and psychological health in their new family formation. Treat yourself to expert, compassionate care after your birth. The benefits will last you and your family a lifetime.