Postpartum Doula Services

A family with a postpartum doula is relaxed and relieved. We work hard to ease the anxiety that comes along with the transition to new parenthood. Every family is different and your postpartum plan of care will be determined based on the needs of your family. Some families desire only one visit to help get settled in at home, while others prefer to have postpartum care spread out over weeks or even months. Whether you’d like help with newborn care, breastfeeding, new sibling adjustment, babywearing, or simply another set of hands available…we are here to help.

We’d like to emphasize that we are not there to replace parents. Our goal is to help you find *your own* best way to parent your baby. While we are happy to share our knowledge and experience, please know that we will support the choices you make for your family.

Who can benefit from postpartum care?

First-time parents
Parents of multiples
Those recovering from a difficult birth
Families with other young children
Those wanting help with breastfeeding
Those without extended family nearby
Anyone simply wanting additional support during this life transition

Our postpartum services include:

Two Bee Birth Services provides professional in-home care to families after the birth of a baby with services such as . . .

    • Assistance with infant care (including diapering, bottle-feeding, burping, rocking)
    • Assistance with breastfeeding
    • Sharing information about parental adjustment
    • Babywearing information
    • Meal & snack preparation
    • Light housekeeping (laundry, dishes, bottle preparation)
    • Referrals to local resources
    • Running errands

Pricing

  • Daytime Postpartum Care – $20 per hour, 3 hour minimum per visit (between 9am – 8pm)
  • Overnight Postpartum Care – $25 per hour, 8 hour minimum per visit (between 10pm – 6am)
  • A minimum of 6 hours of care is required to reserve space on our calendar

No two families’ postpartum needs are exactly alike, hours can vary greatly from client to client. We encourage you to schedule a consultation so that we can help you determine what type of postpartum care is needed and for how long, and we will adapt both the type and amount of services we provide to meet your unique postpartum needs. Two Bee postpartum doula services are billed on an hourly basis. Scheduling is done on a first-come, first-served basis. Advanced scheduling is recommended.

How much help will you need?

Many parents are unsure how much help they will need after baby arrives. Every family is different and postpartum plans can be customized to your needs. We have several packages available to choose from, and additional hours can be added on to each package, if desired.

New Parent Check In - $120 New Parent Check In - $120
You’d like a simple check-in during your postpartum days to make sure the family is settling in well and that breastfeeding is off to a good start. We schedule 2 visits during your first week after birth. This allows us to make sure you are off to a good start and then follow up a few days later. (6 hours total)
First Weeks Home - $360 First Weeks Home - $360
You anticipate needing a little extra help over the first few weeks at home and would like to establish consistent care. We will come to the home for 2-3 daytime visits per week for the first few weeks to support the family and teach the basics of infant feeding, breastfeeding support, soothing skills, interpreting cues, and providing recovery time for new mothers. This is often an option chosen by first-time parents, families with other young children at home, or those who are recovering from a difficult birth. (18 hours total)
Established Care - $800 Established Care - $800
This is a great option for those who know their family will need consistent, frequent, hands-on help for several weeks. This is often an option chosen by families welcoming multiples home, those who are recovering from a difficult or traumatic birth, and/or those who do not have the benefit of a local support system. We will come to the home 2-4 times per week (day shifts) for the first month postpartum, based on the families’ needs. (40 hours total)
Overnight Support - $200 Overnight Support - $200
Sometimes you just need a good night’s sleep. Our doulas can provide overnight support once a week. Care is similar to day service, with a focus on quality sleep for the whole family. Care is 8 hours – usually from 10pm to 6am. This service can be provided alone or in combination with one of our daytime packages.

Meet our Postpartum Doula

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Kate DeWolf has over 7 years experience providing care to women in their postpartum days and months, right here in the Athens area. She is passionate about supporting families during this life transition and considers it an honor to witness their growth in these early times. She has extensive experience in breastfeeding support, has received education and training on maternal mental health, including perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and is able to make referrals to appropriate healthcare providers when needed. Kate is also currently completing certifications with CAPPA and Lactation Education Resources (LER).

Contact us to schedule a consult or more information