What to expect?

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support services

  • Feeding support, whether breast, bottle or pump
  • Support for the emotional and physical recovery after birth
  • Home care and organization 
  • Basic newborn care such as diapering, bathing, feeding and comforting while mom rests
  • Healthy, nourishing meal/ snack preparation 
  • Keeping mom hydrated and full
  • Parent and baby bonding guidance 
  • Newborn soothing techniques
  • Registry and nursery set up
  • Sibling care
  • Referrals to local resources such as parenting classes, pediatricians, lactation support, support groups and much more
  • Transition Care for Parents Going Back to Work

Pricing

$25-30 per hour / day or night available in 4 or 8 hour shifts


If you are a family in need or knows of a family in need please contact austinpostpartumcare@gmail.com directly for information on financial assistance. 

Service areas

South & East Austin, Caldwell, Hays, Gonzales and Bastrop County 

Meet Ashley

Hi there,

I am Ashley, I am a wife, mom to Nora and three fur babies. Supporting families and communities have been at the forefront of my career for ten years. Starting in college studying the dynamics of families to spending seven years working in non-profit supporting families all over Texas through fundraising, grant writing, advocacy, and case management. 


After having my daughter the call became clear. My aim is  to provide families a sense of comfort, confidence, and calm during the  first weeks home with baby. I do this by providing support around the five universal postpartum needs: 


  1. Nourishment 
  2. Loving Touch
  3. Knowledge & Understanding
  4. Nature 
  5. Rest
     

Inspired by my own postpartum care, I know and value the importance of this sacred and intimate time and I am committed to providing evidence-based information and discreet support. I look forward to supporting you through this beautiful and unique transition. 


Sincerely, 

Ashley DiStefano 




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Education

Bachelors of Science, Family Studies, Lamar University

Emphasis area in birth to adolescent brain development.

Postpartum Doula, Austin Baby Guru 

Certified Grant Writer, Austin Community College


Currently Training In:

 Breastfeeding Counselor Certification

Postpartum Mood Disorders, Depression & Anxiety 

Birthing Assistant 

FAQ's

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What is a postpartum doula?

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. 

What are the benefits of having a postpartum doula?

Emotional Support

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.

Practical Support

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.

I am interested, What is the process

  1. At the bottom of the page you will find the new client form you can fill out or send  an email to austinpostpartumcare@gmail.com. 
  2. You will be contacted within two business days via email to set up a 30 min phone consultation. 
  3. Once we have spoken and both parties feel comfortable moving forward we will do a one hour in home visit.
  4. I require a deposit of 20% to hold the week before and the week after your due date. 
  5. Once baby arrives you or your partner will let me know when to meet you at the home and that is when your support services will start. We can do our best to work our hours prior to baby's birth. However, as a mommy myself I understand the need to be flexible.

Methods of Payment

Venmo, Square, Paypal, Cash or Check

Social media

No photos will be taken or shared of child without written consent from both parents.

Why meet in home

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. 

New Client Form

I look forward to working with your family!

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