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Found 10 Pros in Malden, MA, USA | Postpartum doula support
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Families served
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Birth fee
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Felisha Foisy

MA

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

As a Certified Doula, I provide evidence-based, in-person birth and postpartum support to caregivers and families across Massachusetts and parts of New England.

Care philosophy

Meeting and welcoming you where you are at, and ensuring this is a safe space for you to feel heard & held.

Areas served

  • Greenfield, Gardner, Concord, Worcester, Boston
$ flexible
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Jier Yang

Somerville, MA

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

I am sociology phd student from Boston College. I become interested in postpartum care work as my friends began to make plans about babies. Many of them do not have relatives nearby, and I want to be able to support them as they welcome new family members. I thought "what better gift can I provide than professional care and advice?" So, I decided to become certified as a postpartum doula. As I entered the world of postpartum care, I began to wonder how else I could support both mothers and doulas. I started a research project hoping to understand the role of postpartum doulas play in this transition period for families. If you are hiring postpartum doulas or identify as a postpartum doula yourself, please reach out to me for more information on how to participate in the study. I hope my research can help doulas and mothers everywhere.

Care philosophy

In many East Asian countries, new mothers stay home rest for a month (sitting the month) to recover. We believe that is a critical period for the body and mind to recover. I want to honor the tradition of care with evidence-based knowledge in my practice. I'm excited to provide non-judgmental support to all my clients and make their personal experience great!

Areas served

  • Boston area
$ flexible
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Naomi Daborn Lanson

Gloucester, MA

1 reviews • 100 families supported • 6 years experience

1 reviews • 100 families supported • 6 years experience

I believe birth is meant to be a gentle and empowering experience. Little Angel Doula Services holds the philosophy that birth is a normal, physiological life experience as well as a major rite of passage for the family involved. It is the intent of Little Angel Doula to create a healing sanctuary for your pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. I believe that birth is a process of becoming that affects the mind, body, and spirit. Little Angel Doula wants to ensure that you have the support you need to welcome your child in a healthy manner. Naomi believes that empowering the autonomy of the birthing person supports the best possible outcomes. Care at Little Angel Doula is client led, meaning that you as the client direct your own care, while the doula will be with you every step of the way to support your health decisions.

Care philosophy

Little Angel Doula offers gentle, compassionate and holistic care tailored to the needs of you and your family.

Areas served

  • North Shore and Greater Boston area

Reviews

  • Jessica
    August 14, 2023 at 12:51 am | Peer review

    Naomi is a caring and kind person. She takes great interest in relationship building and understanding clients. I feel she is able to meet the needs of laboring families. She’s invested in their experience, not hers. It’s been a pleasure to work alongside Naomi.

$ flexible
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Kendall Perrins

Salem, MA

2 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

I'm Kendall, a mam of two littles, a Postpartum Doula, and a Certified Medical Assistant with an interest in Women's Health and Pediatrics. I started Grace & Growth Postpartum due to my deep passion for supporting new parents during the early postpartum time, and I am dedicated to providing new families with the guidance, care, and resources they need to thrive. Through my dedication and experience, I strive to create a nurturing and supportive environment where families can settle in and grow during the postpartum time. My personalized approach, rooted in empathy and evidence-based practice, ensures that each family receives the individualized care they deserve as they embark on their journey into parenthood.

Care philosophy

My care philosophy is rooted in providing compassionate and holistic support to new parents during the early postpartum moments. I believe in nurturing you in ways that you feel best supported. My approach acknowledges the physical, emotional, and educational aspects of postpartum care, fostering growth, and well-being for both parents and babies.

Areas served

  • Andover, MA
  • North Andover, MA
  • Salem, NH
  • Windham, NH
  • Manchester, NH
  • Methuen, MA
  • Pelham, NH
  • Londonderry, NH

Reviews

  • Rene
    June 29, 2023 at 2:31 pm | Peer review

    I have been a Registered Nurse in OB/GYN for over 3 years and had the pleasure of working in the clinical setting with Kendall for a little over a year. She has a calm and nurturing way when caring for patients/clients. She is compassionate and understanding. She puts patients/clients’ needs first.
    Kendall is also an amazingly patient mother. I am grateful to know her as a friend and fellow mom. I would recommend Kendall to anyone searching for a Postpartum Doula.

$ flexible
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Andrea Luzitano

MA

1 reviews • 21 families supported • 4 years experience

1 reviews • 21 families supported • 4 years experience

I will do my best each day to "work myself out of the job," making sure that Upon Arrival’s postpartum care helps my clients to feel supported, comforted, well rested, well fed, and confident in their parenting abilities, intuition, and instinct - fully prepared and ready for their “new normal.” Many women plan for the birth of a baby - but what about the birth of a mother? I am a firm believer in holding space for this sacred time and keeping it as peaceful as possible. While I provide practical support and local resources, I am also trained in Ayurvedic postpartum care as well as other holistically-focused childbirth recovery practices. I specialize on utilizing the healing properties of nutritious meals with my clients, featuring warming ingredients in recipes that are designed specifically for postpartum recovery. I also arrange comfortable environments within the home to maximize relaxation, provide opportunities for rest and self-care, and creating a calming and supportive space where my clients can feel free to talk, ask questions, and learn about their unique parenting style. Feeding my clients, supporting them in shifting their mindsets to set themselves up for success, helping them to gain insight and learn to trust in their own parenting intuition, guiding them in activities designed to facilitate the processing of their experiences, and teaching them self-care practices to maximize the peace and joy they find in this sacred time are some of my favorite parts of this vocation.

Care philosophy

Through Upon Arrival, I take a worldly, natural approach to childbirth and the postpartum period to help my clients slow down and focus on the holistic and intuitive aspects of maternal care. I specialize in "mothering the new mother" by providing healing meals, emotional wellness & self care offerings, & calming support to gently guide her through the life-changing experience of early postpartum.

Areas served

  • Kingston, MA
  • Duxbury, MA
  • Plymouth, MA
  • Scituate, MA
  • Cohasset, MA
  • Marshfield, MA
  • Pembroke, MA
  • Carver, MA
  • Sandwich, MA
  • Mashpee, MA
  • Hingham, MA

Reviews

  • Shana
    March 30, 2023 at 1:06 am | Client review

    Andrea was great. She made me feel comfortable asking for help, cooked nutritious meals for me and my family and offered to be an extra set of hands with the baby. I recommend her for postnatal doula services.

$ flexible
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Kate Wright

Somerville, MA

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

Hi, I'm so glad you're here! I am queer psychotherapist and full spectrum doula. I am passionate about providing trauma informed care and advocating for my clients. Together, we will cultivate a safe and empowering space for you and your family. I would love for us to get to know each other!

Care philosophy

My work is focused on creating safety and connection on your birth journey. That means that we will always center you (and your partner(s)) while providing trauma informed and evidence based care. I provide physical and emotional support during labor, delivery, and the postpartum period.

Areas served

  • Greater Boston Area
$ flexible
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Teresa Vittorioso-Fortin

Billerica, MA

0 reviews • 350 families supported • 17 years experience

0 reviews • 350 families supported • 17 years experience

I run a solo Doula practice. I have been attending births for 17 years, full-time since 2014. I have attended over 300 births to date. I take 3-4 births per month.

Care philosophy

I believe in client-centered, individualized, trauma informed, evidence based care for all.

Areas served

  • Greater Boston
  • Cambridge
  • Southern NH
  • Merrimack Valley
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Stacey Bunyar

North Andover, MA

4 reviews • 200 families supported • 12 years experience

4 reviews • 200 families supported • 12 years experience

I have been a doula for 12 years and am a mother of 3. I started as a birth doula and now that my kids are older I do more postpartum support and placenta encapsulation. I offer day and overnight support. Find out more about me and my business at www.babybegginingsne.com

Care philosophy

Caring for families comes naturally to me. I enjoying supporting all types of families and watching them heal and grow. You don't need have a certain number of hours to reserve or book. I want to be there when you need me and move on to the next family when you feel ready and strong.

Areas served

  • North Shore, MA
  • Merrimack Valley, MA
  • Southern NH

Reviews

  • Ariel
    November 8, 2022 at 10:14 am | Client review

    As a first time mom, there are many unknowns and having Stacey there to guide me through my postpartum journey has been incredibly beneficial. My daughter has been reaching all the milestones and thriving because I’ve had Stacey’s support and expertise along the way.

$ flexible
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Amber Matteson

Weymouth, MA

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

Becoming a doula has always been a dream of mine! I have a deep passion for social & racial justice as well as sexual, pelvic, and perinatal health. I combine all of this to be the best advocate I can for my clients. ​ It is my fundamental belief that all who are pregnant should be treated with the utmost respect, dignity, and autonomy. Each person should be supported in their choices. My work is trauma informed, HAES (Health at Every Size) centered, and evidence based. The connection you have with your doula is integral. I believe in a gentle, supportive, and educational approach to working with my clients. As a queer woman who holds a multitude of identities it is of the utmost importance for me to support the LGBTQ+ community, as well as other marginalized and underserved communities.

Care philosophy

My mission is to serve all individuals and family constellations by educating, supporting, and witnessing their journey of conception, birth, and beyond. I am advocate who will lead with compassion and center your goals surrounding your pelvic & perinatal health.

Areas served

  • Boston, MA
  • Providence, RI
  • South Shore, MA
  • Plymouth, MA
$ flexible
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Marcia Conlon

Boston, MA

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

From an early age taking care of young children and being directly involved with supporting families has always been around Marcia. Growing up her mother ran a successful in home daycare for over 20yrs and Marcia grew to love and become a professional in the field of Early Childhood Education which led her to the classroom where she served as a Lead Toddler Teacher for over 6yrs. Throughout her teaching career she has worked with Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers, school age kids and all the way up to college students. Once she transitioned out of classroom Marcia found a new passion in Nannying. With the removal outside stressors she was able to laser focus her teaching style but also learned that she loved being even more closely involved with families in their homes, early childhood development and supporting mothers and parents to lean into their new roles. It's truly a natural progression that Marcia would again find herself evolving her interests to include supporting even earlier stages of young children and families lives by becoming a Certified Full Spectrum Birth Doula. Intertwining her Spiritual Intuitive background, Educational Knowledge and Compassion for early life transitions Marcia is so excited to be of service and to help families have the best Birthing experience they can. This Service includes but not limited to Prenatal, Labor, Delivery and Postpartum Support for expecting Mothers, Birthing Individuals and their partners. With me as your Doula you can experience Gentle Guidance, Master Level Reiki, Spiritual and Mindfulness Life Coaching, Meditation, Creative Art Projects, Labor Positioning and Coping Techniques, Breathe Work, Ritual and Ceremony, Affirmations, Laughter Yoga, Certified Crystal Healings, Herbal and Dietary knowledge, Sacred Womb Work and Sensual Spousal Bonding. •Please email me directly for a FREE CONSULTATION! [email protected]

Care philosophy

Offering professional Birthing and Laboring assistance. Providing Physical, Emotional, Spiritual and Educational Support to you and your partner during Pregnancy, Prenatal, Labor, Delivery and Postpartum periods. Giving you, your partner and family the tools to be ready for this transformational initiation and sharing a Unique and Compassionate Birthing Experience what ever that may look like.

Areas served

  • Quincy
  • Metro Boston
  • Boston
  • South Shore
  • North Shore

Reviews

  • Heather
    January 1, 2022 at 9:09 am | Client review

    Marcia proves a calming and loving experience through and through. When I was having anxiety about being a new mom she was there to full support me . When we were in the delivery room she was able to speak to for me to the doctors and get exactly the experience I wanted. She set up the birthing space sp that my son came into this world with the most positive energy and surrounded by love. She talked me through some really intense contractions where I didnt think I would be able to continue but with Marcia support of her talking me through it. I highly recommend marcia as your doula ypu and your baby through out your pregnancy will feel and be supported in everyway

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Malden, MA offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Malden, MA offer a wide range of after-birth support services, including:

  1. Caring for and assisting in the recovery of the birthing parent
  2. Providing breastfeeding and lactation support
  3. Offering advice for baby soothing, diapering and bathing
  4. Parent-baby bonding
  5. Caring for older siblings
  6. Light housework
  7. Night nannying or sleep relief services

Some parents require additional physical and emotional support due to their specific situation, lack of family support, or their particular lifestyle. A postpartum doula positively affects the entire family, as many postpartum doulas are involved in sibling care, housework chores, and educating clients on childcare information/techniques.

To find a postpartum doula in Malden, MA, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified postpartum doulas near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.

You can interview and chat with as many postpartum doulas as you wish and hire a postpartum doula in Malden, MA with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a postpartum doula. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted postpartum doulas Meela brings you.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: Answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated postpartum doulas near you. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  2. Get your list of postpartum doulas: In a few hours, you will have a collection of postpartum doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience, and read reviews. You can chat with each postpartum doula to learn more about them.
  3. Hire a postpartum doula with confidence: Schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top postpartum doula choices. Hire your top postpartum doula and start getting the care you deserve.

To find a postpartum doula, you can also browse the available postpartum doulas near you in Malden, MA and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the postpartum doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three postpartum doulas before hiring a postpartum doula near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified postpartum doula near you and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a postpartum doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, you can expect the average cost of a postpartum doula in Malden, MA to be $37 per hour, which is the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of Massachusetts. The cost of a postpartum doula in Malden, MA can range from $32 to $42 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 87 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Massachusetts. The average cost of a postpartum doula in Massachusetts is about the same as the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $37 per hour.

When hiring a postpartum doula in Malden, MA, you and your postpartum doula will discuss and agree upon a fee structure, and your doula will send you itemized invoices through Meela, which you can pay securely through the app.

A postpartum doula in Malden, MA is meant to help the entire family and their role is not just limited to the birthing parent and newborn. A doula provides physical and emotional support to parents and siblings, but they also offer information and advice regarding how to feed, bathe, swaddle, and soothe the baby.

They also often help with postpartum depression issues, and are considered child care “consultants” rather than medical professionals. Many postpartum doulas in Malden, MA offer a range of services that can help with parents trying to adjust to a newborn child. These services often include:

  • Sibling care
  • Assist with household chores
  • Parent-baby bonding
  • Physical and emotional recovery
  • Support to parents and extended family

A postpartum doula in Malden, MA can have a lasting positive impact on a family and help them feel more confident about their parenting role and the way that they feed and nurture their baby. They might offer advice regarding feeding, bathing, and parent-baby bonding.

It is important to note that a postpartum doula might offer advice but is not expected to provide medical care of any kind or serve as a replacement to an accredited physician. Postpartum doulas are also not qualified to prescribe medication.

Many new parents want to know about certified postpartum doulas and how exactly they are certified. Since the demand for postpartum doulas has greatly expanded in the last several years, the number of reputable postpartum doula training and certification programs has grown in Malden, MA. Training criteria can differ from program to program, but most follow a similar curriculum which includes core academic curriculum and practical hours and real-life care experience.

One of the most common national postpartum doula training certifications comes from DONA International. A postpartum doula usually receives about 27 hours of practical training before they are a certified postpartum doula.

There are also CAPPA-certified postpartum doulas in Malden, MA, as well. These doulas were certified by the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, an international organization that certifies doulas and other childbirth educators/professionals.

As a reminder, because postpartum doulas are not trained to be a medical professional and diagnose and treat medical conditions, a certification is not required for them to practice.

As their names suggest, a birth doula’s main priority is to provide support services before, during and in the moments immediately after childbirth. A postpartum doula’s obligations usually begin after the birth, for several weeks or months. In many cases, your birth doula will also be a trained and certified postpartum doula, which can provide a continuity of care that many parents find extremely valuable.

Many parents want to know whether a postpartum doula or a baby nurse would meet their needs and expectations. A baby nurse might be focused on making sure that a baby sleeps or feeds properly, but that might be the extent of their role. A postpartum doula generally offers more holistic services for their clients.

A postpartum doula in Malden, MA is expected to be more involved with the family as a whole. They might remain involved in sibling care or also provide emotional support to the partner as both parents adjust to becoming new parents. This may even include support for older siblings, light housework, and even meal prep. A postpartum doula provides more physical, emotional, and informational support than a baby nurse.

You can hire two types of doulas in Malden, MA: a birth doula and a postpartum doula. The birth doula is during your pregnancy and through the birth of your child. They provide you with emotional, physical and educational support during your pregnancy, your labor and delivery and for the first few hours after your child is born.

A postpartum doula will support you for the first few weeks after the baby is born. They provide in-home assistance, including teaching you how to take care of your newborn, acting as lactation consultant, and can provide some night nanny services.

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