The Postpartum Doula Difference
Informed Guidance, Comprehensive Care, & Professional Preparation
My role as your doula
At the heart of my care as your professional postpartum doula is this: I do not bring personal bias or opinions to the table. I provide unconditional, non-judgmental support.
WHOLE FAMILY CARE
I provide mother/baby expertise, guidance for newborn feeding and soothing, emotional and physical recovery from childbirth, and emotional support while you recover. While you rest and bond with baby I can also assist with light housework, meal preparation, and the integration of older sibling(s) into this new experience.
A SMOOTH RECOVERY
A healthy life includes laying a healthy foundation. As a postpartum doula I have been trained to help families re-establish a sense of normalcy in your homes after baby is born and throughout the recovery period. For at least three months after birth, a postpartum doula can provide non- medical emotional and physical support to a mother and her baby (also known as the fourth trimester.)
"I hired Davon for a postpartum overnight visit when my husband had to take a last minute work trip. Since I have no family nearby she was the only one I trusted to help me and watch the baby so I could take a little snooze during that vulnerable time with a newborn. She truly cares about her clients and I will forever be thankful for the space she held and continues to hold for me as a new mama!"
"Her warmth and positivity are her best qualities, and I believe her calling is to help others. You will not regret adding Davon to your support network, and I truly thank her for helping us juggle childcare, our work obligations, and dealing with 4th trimester woes!"
How to thrive postpartum:
As your certified postpartum doula, I will first sit down with you to design a postpartum plan that prioritizes your unique needs and preferences. If you don’t know what your needs and preferences are just yet, don’t worry.
I’ll ask you guiding questions to determine what kinds of support will best serve you and what length of care will work well for you and your family during the first three months of your infant’s life. Every person navigates the postpartum season in their own way, and you are no exception.
Maybe you’ll have a day in which you really need to vent to someone about how hard it is to adjust to your new life with your baby and learn coping skills.
Or maybe you’ll have a day in which all you need is for someone to celebrate a victory with you like your infant latching onto the breast or bottle without your help.
Some days, all you may need is for someone to jump in and assist with household care such as starting laundry, washing bottles, or making your bed.
Other days, all you may need is to pass your baby off to a person you trust so you can catch your breath.
Caring for this new addition to your family will affect every area of your life, so it just makes sense that as your postpartum doula I’m ready to support in many different ways. In other words, I provide holistic care.
So much of the postpartum care I provide is about laying a strong foundation together, so you will have all the tools you will need to feel confident in your abilities as a new parent. The key areas we’ll focus on together will be your mental state, your physical wellness, your spiritual awareness, and tangible care.
Nothing brings me greater joy than to help clients grow into their new roles as parents. It is the greatest joy of my life to provide professional guidance and support so you can care for your newborn baby with confidence.