P O S T P A R T U M
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What is a Postpartum Doula?

The Postpartum Doula works with families in the postpartum period, offering support, information, instruction, comfort, and referrals as needed. Postpartum Doulas support the birthing person’s recovery, provide guidance on infant care and feeding, and assist with household organization. 

 

We provide:

  • Daytime hours

  • Overnight hours

  • Emotional support

  • Feeding support

    • Breastfeeding education and tips

    • Bottle-feeding education and tips

  • Rest for both parents

  • Help with other children

  • Reminders about self-care

  • Baby-care guidance

    • Soothing techniques

    • Newborn sleep education and ideas on helping baby sleep well

    • Diapering

    • Swaddling

    • Bathing

    • Identifying what your baby’s cries mean

  • Nursery Organization

  • Meal preparation

  • Errands

  • Laundry

  • Light housekeeping

  • Accompanying you to doctor visits and other outings 

Meet our Postpartum Doulas

 
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Celeste LeMieux

Celeste is an experienced birth and postpartum doula, an expert yoga teacher, and a women’s empowerment coach. In her twenties, Celeste decided that she wanted to help new families to bond deeply. She believes that this desire came from her own experience of being a preemie.

Celeste is a born teacher, whether she's teaching yoga, coaching, or educating new parents on how to care for their newborn! She is calm, patient and kind.  She will hold infinite space for how challenging new motherhood can be while reminding you how amazing you are and helping you to believe in yourself!

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Kerri Babish

Kerri is a full-spectrum doula who provides birth and postpartum support for the Boston Doula Circle team.  She has had a passion for helping children and families throughout her life, from babysitting as a teen, to her fourteen years as a public school teacher, to her current doula work.  As a mother of three, Kerri often says she wishes she could go back and impart the wisdom she now has to the first-time mom version of herself.  Since that's not possible, she's pleased to pass it along to new and growing families instead! Kerri loves working with families of all shapes and structures, and she has a special place in her heart for helping support big siblings as they welcome new babies into their homes!

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Brenda Morris

Brenda grew up in Ireland as the middle of thirteen children, and has cared for babies her whole life.  She is a Postpartum Doula, Certified Nursing Assistant, and Eldercare expert.  Her specialties include caring for multiples, kids with special needs, LGBTQ families, grandparents, furry friends and historic houses.  A mother of teens, Brenda fully breastfed her twins for three years.  She is an amazing cook, a former Journeyman carpenter, a long-distance cyclist, and an all-star fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. When she's not burping babies, Brenda runs her agency, Boston Caregivers Home Health, LLC.

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Ananda Lowe

Ananda began her doula career in 1995, and trained as a Certified Lactation Counselor in 2001.  She is co-author of The Doula Guide to Birth:  Secrets Every Pregnant Woman Should Know (Penguin Random House), as well as a Lamaze-trained childbirth educator and a retired Licensed Massage Therapist.  She has spoken on parenting topics for FOX News, NPR, and PBS.  Ananda believes that postpartum is meant to be a time of rest and recovery, not a time of sleeplessness and going it alone.  She is a single mother who experienced a positive and supported postpartum, and she fully believes this is possible for all families!

Fees

0-40 hours:     single baby $53/hr.    twins $56/hr.

41-80 hrs:       single baby $48/hr.    twins $51/hr.

81+ hrs:          single baby $43/hr.    twins $46/hr.