Professional Support 

Relaxing.  Peaceful.  Calm.
As Postpartum & Infant Care Doulas, this is our specialty! More than a baby nurse, Postpartum & Infant Care Doulas recognize the needs of the whole family.   

Maybe you want the security of our calm presence by your side as you gain confidence in caring for your new baby (or babies!).  Perhaps you want time to reconnect with your other children while knowing your baby is in safe hands.  Or you might be looking for some of the physical, emotional, and practical support we offer.  Whatever the type of support you need, our goal is to make the transition to life with a new baby as smooth as possible for your entire family!

Daytime, Overnight, and Live-in Care is available.  
Are these words you associate with life with a newborn?  
With Gentle Spirit Doulas, they can be!
Postpartum & Infant Care Doulas: Providing Physical, Emotional, and Practical Support

Examples of 
Physical Support

• Comfort measures to help your body heal from pregnancy and birth

• Breastfeeding support

• Newborn care

• Overnight shifts so you can get solid blocks of sleep. We can feed the baby a bottle while you sleep, or we can bring baby to you to nurse. After the feeding, YOU can drift peacefully back to sleep while WE handle the burping and diapers and soothe your baby to sleep.

• Self-Care: Allowing you the opportunity to shower, eat, even schedule a postnatal massage while we take care of baby!
Examples of 
Emotional Support

• A listening ear as you process your birth and the emotions that come with it.

• An expert to come alongside you and answer the many questions that accompany life with a new baby.

• Non-judgmental support as you navigate through your parenting options and choose what works best for you and your family.

• Screening for postpartum depression and referrals to other professionals as needed.
Examples of 
Practical Support

• Help with bottle-feeding

• Meal prep

• Help with laundry and dishes

• Washing bottles and pump parts

• Tidying up

• Organizing the nursery

• Running errands for you OR with you (when you’re ready to navigate errands with your baby)
Investment:  Starting at $28/hour
Serving Metro Detroit (Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Washtenaw, and Livingston Counties) including, but not limited to, Allen Park, Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Brighton, Canton, Chelsea, Chesterfield Township, Clarkston, Commerce, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Detroit, Eastpointe, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Franklin, Grosse Pointe, Hamtramck, Howell, Huntington Woods, Keego Harbor, Lake Orion, Lathrup Village, Livonia, Madison Heights, Milford, Mount Clemens, Northville, Novi, Plymouth, Redford, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, St. Clair Shores, Salem, South Lyon, Southfield, Troy, Waterford, Westland, West Bloomfield, Wixom, Wyandotte, Ypsilanti.  
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