Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly does a postpartum doula do?
I can provide practical support in the form of caring for your newborn, preparing meals, folding laundry, giving safe sleep tips, as well as trouble shooting concerns around feeding and/or latching. I can answer questions about newborn development and what to expect at each stage. Often, support comes in the less-tangible way of emotional care. Postpartum can be isolating, but it doesn't have to be. I provide a safe space to ask questions about your recovery, the changes and emotions that come with parenthood, and anything that might be on your mind.
Can you care for my other children?
While I can help children adjust to the new little one in their home, my main focus will be on the parents and the newborn(s). If sibling care is the primary need you have, a nanny or sitter would be an excellent option.
Do you perform any physical examinations?
I can't provide physical exams nor can I give medical advice. I can refer my clients to medical professionals or lactation consultants if needs arise that are outside my scope.
What parts of Chicago do you cover?
Typically I can assist families within 6 miles of 60647. If you are outside this radius, please feel free to contact me. Just know there may be a travel fee.
Do you have hour minimums?
I have a 3 hour minimum for any visit. Some parents book for a 12 week contract, other families only need a couple visits in the first week after a baby arrives. You decide what is best for your family. Reach out when you are ready.
Can I buy your services as a gift for a family member or friend?
Absolutely. Just use the contact form to reach me and we can discuss options that are fitting for your budget.