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Just as new babies require a great deal of care, so do new parents.

It’s challenging to navigate the role of the new parent while they are learning how to deal with how to take care of a newborn, tend to their physical healing, and endure the emotional surges due to the hurricane of hormones.

In order to allow new parents to be able to fully enjoy their new addition they need their own “mother”.

This day and age it’s not always feasible to have someone come directly to your house, nor is it always something that you want (that sense of obligation to clean up and get a bra on tends to stick around no matter what your doula says). 

The postpartum period is hard, and you may be overwhelmed with just how hard it really is. You are battling the need to share your struggles and hardships with fear that you may come across as incapable. You are inundated with information from social media and well-intentioned advice from friends and family and you just don’t know what to follow. You feel trapped in a routine of feeling like a slave to your baby, not taking care of yourself, and falling behind on housework. You’re in so deep that you can’t see your way out. 

It’s exhausting. 

Fortunately, you don't have to navigate this alone.

Having a Postpartum Doula will allow you to express your true emotions without fear of judgement from someone who empathizes, understands on a personal and professional level, and wants to help ease your burden.

A Postpartum Doula can provide you with current, relatable, and unbiased information to support you through this parenting journey so you aren’t faced with having to source out reliable information. No more scrolling through trying to filter out what’s a reputable source and what is irrelevant. 

New parents. Experienced parents. Parents recovering from a Cesarean. Parents recovering from a vaginal birth. Parents who have one baby. Parents who have multiples. Parents who adopted.

They all need a Postpartum Doula.

Essentially, all parents need a Postpartum Doula. Family stress rates can be significantly decreased by the involvement of a Postpartum Doula…and everyone needs that! 

Those who are struggling with Postpartum Depression/Anxiety, having breastfeeding challenges, are trying to maintain a business, have partners who travel a lot,  are lacking in family support, or have had traumatic births will experience massive positive impact from having a Postpartum Doula in their lives. 

You will get that valuable information and assurance that will raise your confidence and allow you to get your head above water. This support and encouragement often proves to be the pushing force towards a self-assured and self-reliant mom of a newborn and beyond. ease 

 

Your Postpartum Doula

modern day hippie mama

I’m Sam. I have plenty of experience with newborns and the postpartum period. I’ve had four babies myself, supported numerous friends through their postpartum period, and am currently employed with an agency providing postpartum care to vulnerable mothers. 

I am a DONA trained Postpartum Doula and have completed the Perinatal Support Skills & Group Facilitator Training through Pacific Postpartum Society. I am constantly researching growing trends and updating my knowledge with current research. 

I found the postpartum period to be a challenge and I’ve made it my mission to help mothers and families overcome their struggles through this time. 

What will I be able to do for you?

Each family is unique, which means that each family’s needs will be different. While we will discuss what exactly you may require from our time together my services include, but are not limited to:

-newborn care guidance

-breastfeeding support

-emotional support and mental health check ins

-worksheets and printable items to help simplify

-help with transitioning older siblings and pets

-provide resources for local community services

-strategize organization around the home and recommendations on how to make things easier

-online resources for topics discussed

Online Postpartum Doula Packages

You can do everything in the comfort of your own home. All you need is a phone! You choose how communication will work best, but note that video chat is always a great idea to allow for a deeper connection and to allow me to see your home lay out and breastfeeding (and obviously so I can see your sweet baby!!)

1. First things first, I’m going get you to fill out a quick form so I can get a better idea of what you’re currently going through. I also want to get a sense of who you are as “Mom” so that I can customize my care suggestions to suit your needs. 

2. Once we have determined an appointment time we’re going to chat! Tell me allll the things (nope, don’t worry about scaring me off here…I’ve heard it all!!) so that we can figure out a solution to those problems you’re having. 

The main goal here is to make you a confident Mama. I’ll give you some practical suggestions for immediate relief and point you in the right direction if you’re in need of professional resources. I’m not a medical professional so I am unable to offer medical advice, but we can discuss your concerns and determine if there are any issues that may warrant a trip to see a doctor.

You can expect this call to be around an hour, but it definitely won’t be timed!

3. After our chat I will send you an email with the following:

-A summary of our discussion

-Any further insight on the topics we talked about

-A plan to move you towards overcoming your struggles

-Resources that you can utilize during this period and in future 

4. A week after our chat we will reunite and see how things are going. We can evaluate if things are working well, and if we’re not we will reassess and come up with a new plan! You can add on additional sessions at this time if you feel they will benefit you.

You can expect this call to be around 45 minutes to an hour.


This is your baby. This is your motherhood. 

This is your story. 

I’m here to help the main character (you, lovely) be confident, empowered, and happy in their new role as “Mom”.

Your investment: $79

**Please note, in light of Covid-19 this fee is negotiable and can be waved in certain circumstances. Please email sam@moderndayhippie.ca to work something out with me.