Birth in the Know

Postpartum Doula Services and Lactation Support

Providing Postpartum Doula Services in
Citrus, Marion and Hernando Counties, Florida

Hire a Postpartum Doula / Virtual Services Available

There are many great reasons to hire a postpartum doula to support you after you have your baby.

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I can give you some tips, guide you to your inner knowing and allow for you to get the rest you need. 

Mothering the mother is what I do. Let me do that for you.

You deserve nurturing, and your only job is to care for yourself and your baby. As your postpartum doula, I am there so you can focus your attention on getting to know your baby. This will increase your confidence in your mothering abilities. It doesn’t always come immediately. 

Depending on your comfort level with a newborn, you may have many questions about newborn behavior. If you choose to breastfeed, and we hope you do, having someone with you that can help you in the early days and weeks, will set you up for success.  

Getting the most sleep you can sound simple, yet in caring for a newborn baby, there are many awake moments and hours. If you have other children, it can be a juggle at first when you bring home a baby.

There is still a household to run, including running errands, and other chores. Having an extra pair for hands from a postpartum doula is invaluable.

My Brief Story

I became a postpartum doula in 1991, two years after my first son, Matthew, was born. It was a rough patch in my life. Having been deserted at 7 months pregnant, by my now deceased ex-husband, I was alone and scared. I felt ashamed. Having been a tomboy all my life, I was scared to death to care for this tiny human, and I was the only one to do it. Matthew taught me how to be a mother, and that I did know what to do. With support and encouragement from my Mom (my postpartum doula), I was able to feel confident in my mothering. At that time we had no idea what a doula was. Who knew then that I would devote my life to supporting and protecting the MotherBaby couple.

By and large, It would be my honor to serve you.

Postpartum Doula Services $25/hour (additional travel fees may apply)

 Lactation Counseling $65/hour. If you come to me or we do virtual $45/hour