We are all in this together
New parents need support more than ever during this uncertain time.
I continue to offer postpartum support, both in-person and virtually.
I am now offering COMPLIMENTARY 10-minute check-in call,
so that you can decide if postpartum support is for you or if you simply just want to chat during this difficult time.
What is a postpartum doula?
Growing up in Hong Kong, new mother having a postpartum doula is a given. New mother is to enjoy their ‘golden month’ where they can rest. They don’t do any housework, their only duty is to rest, take care of their recovery, take care of the baby. Everyone else has to wait on her and take care of the house for her.
Traditionally, new mother will have a ‘companion woman’ to take care of her. In my culture, getting the right ‘companion woman’ is of utmost importance! Expectant Chinese mothers and fathers spend months choosing their doula. Buggies, and all gadgets come after! The ‘companion woman’ was usually the mother’s mother, sister, auntie, neighbours or friends. But since most of these people have full-time employment these days, they tend to hire a professional to do the job. I never knew there is a name in English – the doula.
A postpartum doula provides emotional, informational and logistical support during the postpartum period so that the new parents can focus on bonding with the new baby and enjoy this precious time.
What do you actually do?
A postpartum doula is a multitasker! Here are some examples what I do to ease you into your parenting journey:
- offer education – I can answer questions like ‘the baby’s poop is green, what’s the story?’ or ‘how long am I supposed to bleed?’ etc.
- offer reassurance – “what’s normal? what’s not normal?”
- companionship – e.g. let’s have one hour of adult conversation!
- assists with newborn care – e.g. show you and your partner how to bath the baby, how to use a sling, etc.
- family adjustment – work out a new routine as a family, deal with guests
- meal preparation and light household tidying – so that you can take a shower, read a book or check Facebook!
- offer evidence-based information on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, infant soothing and coping skills for new parents and makes appropriate referrals when necessary
A postpartum doula is the big sister you wish you had, who give you non-judgemental, curated, science-based information, cheer you on and will be supportive in your parenting decision.
Virtual Postpartum Support
New parents need support more than ever! Emotional and informational support available virtually on Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, Whereby, LINE. I am only one click away.
Ad-hoc Virtual Support – €30 per hour
Some quick guidance and reassurance?
Classic Virtual Support – €150
3 weekly 1 hour touch base, 1 month UNLIMITED WhatsApp support
Virtual Support Plus – €250
3 weekly 1 hour touch base, 3 months UNLIMITED WhatsApp support
*** After each video call or WhatsApp chat, you will be provided with curated reliable information – links, checklists, infographics, etc, for easy reference to the subject in question. It saves you hours of browsing the internet!
In-person Postpartum Support
All in-person visits will follow COVID safety procedure – the use of PPE (masks, gloves, goggles) & WHO guideline on Hand Hygiene.
Rate: €30 per hour, minimum 2 hours per day visit.
A typical package looks like this…
Baby 1 day old to 7 days old – 2 hours/day
Baby 8 day old to 14 days old – 2 hours/2 days
Total: 2 hours x 10 days = €60 x 10 = €600
And of course, bespoke packages available.
*** I have taken hundreds of hours of training in virtual education, video production, sound, lighting, innovative solution, user experience, etc. since the start of the pandemic, so to equip me with skill to provide you NOT just another online session but an enjoyable professional viewing experience. 🙂