Meet Your Doula
Hello! I'm Rowan, thank you for stopping by! I am excited to share my services with you. I have 10 years of professional childcare experience. I also spent a couple of years as a household manager/nanny for a private family. My goal is to provide you with the most support I can so that you can relax and enjoy the time with your baby. My doula training and experience as a childcare provider and as a household manager has provided me with the skills to provide support to new and expecting parents. My clients are my focus, so I make sure they know they come first.
When I say that I am a postpartum doula, many folks ask what that means.
Typically I work in 3-5 hour shifts. When I first arrive, I wash my hands and then check in with you to see how you are feeling, how the night went and ask what you need done that day. Usually, it’s laundry or dishes. I always encourage a shower or nap at some point in my shift. Based on what you need most, we take it from there. Sometimes we will sit quietly and chat about the night or concerns you may have.
If a family has older children they tend to get my attention until they go down for a nap or quiet time. Occasionally I will do meal prep for a postpartum family. For prenatal families, I will prepare freezer crockpot meals for after the arrival of baby so that they can thaw it and put it on easily. Fix it and forget it, my favorite sort of meal for busy families.
Some days new parents are feeling overwhelmed by visitors and company or household chores and just want some quiet time alone with their baby. I’ll make sure they are all comfortable, make sure they have a healthy snack, water, and phones, etc. Then I’m on to the housework. Dishes, sterilizing bottles, changing sheets, laundry, etc.
Other times, a new parent is feeling exhausted and needs the chance to shower or take a good nap. Sleep deprivation that comes with a new baby is no walk in the park, and new parents need to take every chance they can rest. While parents take a nap, I play with baby if they are awake, or wear them and get on to the housework.
I’m with every family with the end goal of working myself out of a job. I allow parents time to build confidence in their abilities to care for their family, home and themselves. I do my best to set you up for success. Whether that is troubleshooting breastfeeding concerns or teaching how to tightly swaddle baby; giving you resources or listening to your concerns. I want you to succeed as a parent.
Every day and every family is different. Sometimes I am helping an older sibling transition to the new addition. Other days we are making a Target run so that everybody can get out of the house for an hour. I love watching parents blossom as they grow more confident in daily home life and getting kids and/or baby out of the house.
A new baby can turn households upside down. This is a time to be treasured and looked back upon with love and happiness. It is not a time to struggle alone with lack of sleep, a fussy baby, or household concerns. You deserve to feel nurtured and supported during the transition and it is my pleasure to provide that support!
If this sounds good to you feel free to reach out to chat with me about how I can help you or a loved one. You can also purchase a gift certificate for expecting families. email@example.com