Postpartum Doula Services

What is a postpartum doula?

A postpartum doula provides evidenced-based information on things such as infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, parental bonding with baby, infant soothing, and basic newborn care.

A postpartum doula is there to help a new family in those first days and weeks after bringing home a new baby. Research shows that parents and babies have an easier time with this transition if a good support team is in place.

What we offer:

CVD will provide around 20 hours of postpartum care within the first 12 weeks after a birth.  Services offered will be support with infant feeding, light housework, baby care basics, light meal prep, and postpartum self-care. 

Part of our practice is based on the "5 Protective Factors"

  • Parental resilience.
  • Social connections.
  • Knowledge of parenting and child development.
  • Concrete support in times of need.
  • Social and emotional competence of children.

 

Postpartum doulas will:

Come into your home and provide support based on individual family needs. This can be at any time - day or night/overnight
Have necessary resources/documents
Provide information/education for postpartum recovery, infant/feeding, baby care and safe sleep
Share community resource information
Be clean and practice good hygiene

 

Cost for services:

CVD asks for a payment of $100 to receive around 20 hours of care. This can be paid in installments. If this fee is not doable we are happy to speak with you about your options. Need to make your payment? You can do so here!

Click Here to request postpartum doula services

 

For more information please email postpartum@chicagovolunteerdoulas.org