Hiring a Postpartum Doula, sometimes takes a bit convincing for families because they may not realize the value of my service. And although we're worth every penny (and more), $25 - $30 an hour can be a stretch for some - we totally get that. So let me tell you why hiring a Postpartum Doula may very well be the best decision you make as a new parent.
Numerous clinical studies have found that a Postpartum Doula's presence can result in:
Yesterday while I was at work, I decided to track everything I accomplished in a 6 hour shift. Now I hate to brag, but this girl knows how to hustle! It is so important to me that I bring my clients the best quality of care. My goal is to walk away after every job and have my clients thinking that my service is the best money they every spent! Here goes the list:
Whatever your postpartum needs are, I am committed to surpassing your expectations. It is of utmost importance to me that I bring you the most well rounded, professional and compassionate care available.
All of my services can be personalized into a package that meet your individual needs so that you and your family feel pampered, supported, and that this major life transition happens with the greatest of ease.
Below is one of my favourite client testimonials that I feel speaks to the care that I provide:
We hired Marlo as our post-partum doula, and it was the best investment we made as new parents, bar none. She came to our home and helped us with everything from breastfeeding support, to teaching us how to use cloth diapers, to sharing resources for postpartum and neonatal care. Not only that, but within an hour of her arrival, she had prepared a tray of food for me, made me a cup of tea, set up our changing station, and thrown a load of laundry in the machine! To a wide-eyed, harried new mom, that experience was nothing short of a miracle.
I especially appreciated her dedication to supporting us in becoming the parents we wanted to be, not imposing her views, but rather sharing information and resources so that we could make informed decisions that aligned with our values.
She exudes a grounded, calm, good-humoured energy that is the perfect balm for underslept, anxious new parents.
And while of course she helped out with the baby, what I really appreciated was her focus on making sure we were taking care of ourselves - taking the baby out for a walk so I could get some rest, making sure I was eating (especially important if you're breastfeeding!), and other little things like helping me organize the hand-me-downs we'd received from friends.
I recommend Marlo to every new parent I know. She made the arrival of our first child an immeasurably calmer and happier experience - and she was a genuine pleasure to spend time with, too. Because of Marlo, we had a pretty blissful entry into new parenthood - and while of course it was a huge transition, having a warm, experienced doula ensured we navigated it with ease.