Charu D. | Postpartum Doula in Boston, MA

Thrive With Charu-Postpartum Doula & Certified Lactation Counselor

    Practice overview

    Growing up in India, I saw the women of my family taking care of the new mother around the clock where she gets to heal, recover and bond with her baby. There was a village to take care of the mother and the baby during postpartum. Elderly women of the house made lactating foods and gave body massages to the new mother. There was no village here. I was not thriving, I was surviving. So choosing to become a doula wasn't a hard decision to make. As your postpartum doula, I become the village you rely on. Your journey as a mother, and your emotional and physical health is a priority to me and here you matter as a mother, woman, and a human being. So leave the worries of everyday life to me and explore the beauty of motherhood, even though postpartum may not feel all pretty, I have got your back!

    I believe in creating a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering place for parents so they can advocate for their needs, and know that they are everything their baby and family need!

    My goal is to support your philosophy as a parent and encourage self-love and confidence.

    Years experience


    Families supported


    Hourly Rate


    Care philosophy

    As a Postpartum Doula, my compassion reflects in the exceptional care I provide for my doula families. I take immense pride in seeing the families I support through their postpartum journey thrive at transitioning to parenthood.


    • Postpartum doula support
    • Virtual doula support
    • Lactation support
    • In-home lactation visits
    • Virtual lactation visits
    • 24-hour newborn care

    Specialties and Experience

    • People of color
    • Postpartum mood disorders
    • Single parents

    Care settings

    • Home


    • English
    • Hindi
    • Punjabi


    • Certified Lactation Counselor


    Pricing packages

    Overnight Postpartum Support
    $ 45 /hr
    Whether it’s your first child or fourth, a night doula can be a real lifesaver during this time by helping parents get a full night of sleep. I take care of the baby's needs when the baby wakes up during the night so you can rest and heal. Infant care includes: Changing diapers, burping and bathing, and more Bringing the baby to mom for nursing or giving a bottle if needed Soothing Techniques and swaddling education Gentle newborn massage to relieve gas and discomfort if needed Cleaning and sterilizing pump parts for nighttime pumping so the pump is all set and ready to use, cleaning and sterilization of baby bottles by following CDC's Guidelines Helping parents set a low-key sustainable night-time routine for a smooth transition
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    Areas served

    • Arlington, MA
    • Cambridge
    • Somerville
    • Winchester
    • Lexington
    • Belmont
    • Brookline
    • Waltham
    • Boston


    • Jenny
      April 13, 2023 at 1:21 am | Peer review
      5 /5

      It is an honor to recommend Charu as a doula and lactation counselor. We have worked together providing newborn and breastfeeding support in a community setting. Charu shares her expertise, skills and resources with compassion and warmth. It is always a delight to be talking with her. She continues to add to her knowledge and certifications and is always very up to date. Charu is calm, reassuring, respectful and always present with clients and her peers. As Charu’s mentor and colleague, I have learned much about caring for new families. I strongly recommend Charu!

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