P O S T P A R T U M

D O U L A

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 mother’s recovery, give instruction 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 mom and partner

  • 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 Prep.

  • Errands

  • Laundry

  • Light housekeeping

  • Accompanying mom at Drs 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 Babbish

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 14 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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Kathleen Stern

Kathleen is a labor and postpartum doula and infant feeding specialist. Growing up, she had aspirations of becoming an astronaut or comedian. Instead, she became a middle school teacher and instructional coach, earned her Masters in Teaching and had a rewarding 15-year career in education. After the birth of her second child and the support of her own postpartum doula, it became crystal clear that she was meant to support and educate families as they birthed their babies and found their way as new parents. Kathleen lives with her husband and two daughters. In her down time, she loves to garden, exercise, and relax at the beach.