There is a powerful moment for new parents when a new feeling flows over them that is a mix of amazement and terror. This is the moment when you realize you are finally alone with your baby.
This is the moment when the pile-up begins. The kind of piles that start to accumulate is different from family to family but normally consist of dishes, laundry, strong emotions, questions about the baby, recycling, email mail and paper mail, and random baby stuff you didn't even know you owned, you get the picture.
After you have a baby is is hard to accomplish task that are not related directly to self care and baby care. This is where a postpartum doula comes in. We are here to get you emotional support and help you prioritize, manage, and sometimes tackle what ever has been piling up in your life.
Knowing you have someone to support you can provide a peace of mind for families. Our work is an essential safety net for new parents and is a missing piece in the current model of care in our culture. Emotional and practical support is overlooked in a society that encourages independence and self reliance.
Our work will help you feel relaxed and able to prioritize sleep and family bonding in the early weeks of parenting.
or... get the emotional support you need via video chat
Private new parent mentoring is a great addition to traditional supports, helping you to feel truly nourished during your transition.
Sometimes traditional classes leave families wanting a little bit more; it might feel as though some key piece is missing. When you work with Amity for private new-parent mentoring our dialogue (similar to coaching) will provide the time and space for you to expand your perspective and connect with your intuition.
Each private session will be tailored just for you based on your unique needs and interests. Along with the planned topics, sessions often bring up unexpected ideas or feelings. Parents often feel both relief and motivation after a session.
Sessions may include emotional support, education, encouragement, process art projects, visualizations, mindfulness practices and much more.
AVAILABILITY: Sessions for individuals or couples are available in the Seattle area or online via Zoom. A 60-90 minute sessions is $90.
Choosing your postpartum doula is an important step in preparing for your upcoming birth. We want to be sure you feel 100% confident in your choices for your postpartum team. We offer a free initial consultation in your home or our office to learn more about your needs and answer your questions about our role as a postpartum doula. No obligation, no cost. Simply a chance to learn more and discern the best fit for your birth needs. We often meet with potential clients in their 2nd trimester, but you are welcome to contact us even at 40 weeks of pregnancy or after the baby is born!
Curious to learn more about the experience of working with us postpartum doula? Here are some FAQ to help you out:
Knowing that you have someone you can call that will make time and emotional energy to support provides a huge relief. Often families are living far away from family, or don't have family members who are available to support them in the same way a postpartum doula can.
Sometimes new parents need a lot of emotional support other times they have people in their lives that are able to help them emotionally and that is fine with us. We want to meet your needs!
No. We are not house cleaners. We will help with household tasks but really thrive on supporting the needs that come along with welcoming a brand new baby.
No. We help families. To do this everyone needs to be home at once. There are a few exceptions when we will step in to care for a older child or brand new baby but in general the role of a babysitter or nanny does not utilize our skillset and we would rather families enlist skilled providers for those important tasks.
Yes! We are both proficient in the kitchen and are able to whip up food for your family- often while chatting and wearing a baby.
BIRTH + PARENTING WORKSHOPS
Learn and practice the tools you need to give yourself the best chance of a smooth and easy labor.