$25-30 per hour / day & night available in 4 - 8 hour shifts
Austin, TX (South, East, Central, Downtown)
Caldwell, Hays, Bastrop County
I am a postpartum doula serving the Central Texas area. I work with all types of families.. I am here to support your journey as you become new parents.
The first weeks home with baby is a time of adjustment for the family. My aim is to provide families a sense of comfort, confidence, and calm during the this time by providing:
I look forward to working with your family during this beautiful time.
Postpartum Doula Certification, Austin Baby Guru
Bachelors of Science in Family Studies, Lamar University
Emphasis area in birth to adolescent development and diverse family dynamics.
First Aid, CPR, AED Certification for Infant, Children, Adult
A postpartum doula provides evidenced-based information on things such as infant feeding both breast and bottle, emotional and physical recovery from birth, mother-baby bonding, infant soothing, and basic newborn care.
A postpartum doula is there to help a new family in those first days, weeks or months after bringing home a new baby.
The transition into new parenthood can be vulnerable, and postpartum doulas are experts in emotional support, active listening and encouraging new moms and dads to follow their own instincts. Empathy, a hug or even a good laugh together can do so much for a new parent!
Evidence-Based Information and Support
Postpartum doulas are trained to understand what new babies – and new mothers – truly need. The doula helps with soothing techniques, offers feeding support (breast and bottle), and explains normal newborn behavior.
It’s all hands on deck with a new baby, and postpartum doulas can help the days go by more smoothly by helping with the baby’s laundry, doing the dishes or preparing simple, nourishing meals.
Partner and Sibling Support
A new baby means transition for everyone, including parents, grandparents and little brothers and sisters. Postpartum doulas understand what everyone needs, and part of their role is to help the entire family adjust and settle in.
Venmo, Square, Paypal, Cash or Check
No photos will be taken or shared without written consent from both parents, this consent form will be included in your contract. Your privacy is valued and important.
Due to the nature of the postpartum role being in the home, I feel it is best to assure all parties feel comfortable in the home prior to babies arrival.
For the last seven years I have spent my time working for non-profit organizations. The families I have met and the experiences I have had play a huge role in my doula practice. For more information please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashleydistefano