ABC postpartum doula services are billed on an hourly basis with a three hour minimum for day shifts and an eight hour minimum for overnight shifts. Scheduling is done on a first-come, first-served basis. Advanced scheduling is recommended. Rates vary according to the qualifications and specialties of each doula. Payments may be made by check or credit card.
Because no two families’ postpartum needs are exactly alike, hours can vary greatly from client to client. Ultimately it is the needs of the family that will determine what type of postpartum care is needed.
If you aren't sure how much postpartum care you will need, see the sample postpartum plans below which are based on the real-life experiences of hundreds of families we have served over the past 15 years. These care plans are not intended to lock you into a schedule but to give you an idea of both the type and amount of postpartum care other families have needed.
We customize the plan for each family. One of the benefits to having such a large team is having coverage for unexpected needs that come up for families. When things don't go as planned, we can be there to support you in a larger or more comprehensive way. Conversely, if you decide you are doing better than expected, with some advanced notice, we can taper down your support as well and offer it to another family with more needs.
Postpartum Doula Care Deposits
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Taught by Donna – ABC Doula’s expert in all-things-baby. Classes are three hours and in your home. We bring all the educational tools, videos etc. necessary to make it a hands on class in your home (as well as using whatever items you have already assembled for baby).
Taught by Cristie. Classes are four hours and in your home and cover twin-specific breast and bottle feeding. We bring all the educational tools, videos etc. necessary to make it a hands on class in your home (as well as using whatever items you have already assembled for baby).
Want to learn the best swaddle for whatever stage your baby is in? After swaddling thousands of newborns over the last 15 years, Kimberly shows you first-hand the 7 swaddles she uses for different ages and stages. (Running Time: 20 minutes)
If the thought of bathing your newborn makes you a little nervous, have no fear! After giving baths to thousands of newborns over the last 15 years ABC owner Kimberly shows you first-hand her own techniques for “cry-free” bathing your tiny one. Topics covered include: Ideal time and location, safety, water and air temperature, site preparation, hair
washing and more. (Running time: 20 minutes.)