Postpartum Doula

Postpartum Doula

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Postpartum Doula

Postpartum Doula

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What to expect

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SUPPORT SERVICES

  • Feeding Support, whether breast, bottle or formula
  • Support for the emotional and physical recovery after birth
  • Skin-to skin bonding 
  • Home care and organization 
  • Assistance and hands on training with 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
  • 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 returning to work

Pricing

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

Areas of Service

Austin, TX  (South, East, Central, Downtown)   

Caldwell, Hays, Bastrop County 

About Me

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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:

  • Nourishment 
  • Knowledge
  • Emotional Support & Understanding
  • Rest


I look forward to working with your family during this beautiful time. 

Education & Training

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

New Client Form

New client form

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. You are also welcome to set up a consultation via the website. 
  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. Baby's are unpredictable so hours can be flexible to change with the needs of your family. 

Methods of Payment

Venmo, Square, Paypal, Cash or Check

Privacy & Social Media

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. 

Why meet in The 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. 

What did I do before I was a doula?

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