Postpartum doula

I'm here to be near you, to support your choices, and gently guide you through this sensitive time of transition. Once your baby is born I’ll provide flexible and respectful assistance to help you relax, recover, and enjoy your baby. 

Postpartum doula does:

  • Help everybody get rest
  • Support and assist with breastfeeding and/or bottle-feeding: getting a good latch, various positions, advice on what is “normal”
  • Educate in newborn care, such as diapering, bathing, swaddling, etc...
  • Care for your baby when you want to shower, nap, or spend some time with other children or partner
  • Prepare light meal and healthy snacks
  • Advice on healthy breastfeeding nutrition and self care
  • Provide light household support (dishes, light tidying, light laundry)

  • Assist with the care of older siblings and help them adjust to the baby

  • Provide support with pet adjustment

  • Help set up nursing stations and diaper changing areas

  • Assist with the learning of baby carriers
  • Provide resources and referrals to different specialists
  • Create a nurturing and quiet environment for the family
  • Help the partner find practical ways to support 
  • Talk through your birth experience and answer any questions you have
  • Help to run errands or accompanying the family to the pediatrician or other appointments
  • Provide phone and text support

Postpartum doula does not:

  • Diagnose conditions in the mother or any other family member
  • Perform clinical or medical tasks
  • Act as a lactation consultant
  • Judge you for your choices
  • Tell you how to parent 
  • Have expectations for what you need
  • Do major house cleaning 
  • Stay awake all the time during overnight shifts

Postpartum doula services I offer

Daytime support

30/hr. Minimum shift 4 hrs

Breastfeeding support 
Infant soothing skills

Assistance in newborn care

Making appropriate referrals when necessary
Running errands
Meal preparation and light housekeeping
Help with care of other siblings
Accompanying mother and infant to doctor appointments
Mothering the mother

Unlimited e-mail support
Unlimited phone support

Overnight support

30/hr. Minimum shift 8 hrs

Care for your baby to help you and other family

members get rest and to have longer sleep

Breastfeeding support
Infant soothing skills

Assist in newborn care
Making appropriate referrals when necessary
Light and quite housekeeping

Unlimited e-mail support.
Unlimited phone support. 

Typical Postpartum Visits 3-4 home visits per week, 4 hour or 8 hour shifts.

Add: Basic Placenta Encapsulation Package for $200.

Contracts available in lengths of two weeks and up to three months postpartum (during the fourth trimester). Contracts may be extended at any time.

Booking fee is due upon contract signing and will apply to the whole first week of service, after that fees are due at the end of the week. 

I accept either cash, checks, Venmo, or PayPal payments for my services 

I also offer payment plans or barter of services. Feel free to contact me! Each family deserve support.

Every family is different

and I will hold the space for your family's specific needs without any judgement.

How does it work?

1. Submit Reqeust. If you want to meet with me please fill out this form.
2. Get Contacted. I will contact you back so we can chat and set up a time to meet.
3. Discuss. I’ll be happy to meet with you and your partner at your home or at a coffee shop/tea house and to answer all your questions. 
4. Make it Formal. We will meet at your home, to sign a contract and to determine the scope of my services. I will be happy to meet with other family members during this meeting and to understand how everything is arranged at your home.

CONTACT:

(512)577-3590

annacasteel.doula@gmail.com

Austin, TX

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