Professional Support 

Relaxing.  Peaceful.  Calm.
For Postpartum & Infant Care Doulas, "calm" is our specialty! Has someone recommended you hire a baby nurse or night nanny?  Postpartum & Infant Care Doulas take that support to a whole new level!  

We're not only experts in the care of newborns, but in the care of mothers and families as well!   

Perhaps you want the security of an expert by your side as you gain confidence in caring for your new baby (or babies).  Maybe you want time to reconnect with your other children, knowing your baby is in safe hands.  Are you looking for practical assistance to keep your household running smoothly?  Or do you long for something as simple and elusive as sleep?  Whether you know exactly what kind of help you want or have no idea what kind of help you'll need, our goal is to make the transition to life with a new baby as smooth as possible for your entire family!
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 adjust to parenting.

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

• Non-judgmental support as you navigate the many parenting options you'll face and find 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)
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, New Baltimore, Northville, Novi, Plymouth, Redford, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, St. Clair Shores, Salem, South Lyon, Southfield, Troy, Waterford, Westland, West Bloomfield, Wixom, Wyandotte, Ypsilanti.  
Gentle Spirit Doulas ®                                                                                                                                                                                734-772-4537

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