“I recommend First Coast Doulas to everyone for postpartum doula support. Liz sat with me and helped us calm and feed our baby. She really made me feel good during our time together.” ~Candice Rice
Your entire family is at the root of what we do while providing exceptional doula support services.
Each of our doulas has been professionally trained and hand selected to provide every family the one on one support they during a time that matters the most. We offer the following 3 types of doula support services:
- Pregnancy Doula Support
- Cesarean Doula Support
- Postpartum & Infant Doula Support
Pregnancy Doula Support
We’ve been dubbed “The Bedrest Besties” by our clients! There’s no reason to carry the weight and demands of pregnancy alone. Being pregnant can be beautiful and emotionally and physically taxing on the mind and body. Our antenatal doulas provide one on one companionship so you don’t have to feel isolated. Let us draw you a bath, put fresh sheets on your bed, and bring you a box of chocolate when life is just too damn much! And we are happy to make you lunch while we catch up on your favorite Netflix series!
Your doula can answer your pregnancy, birth, and parenting questions, encourage you, help you keep your house in order, and think of ways to get through this together! Best part? We’re ready to support you on the other side of birth, as your postpartum & infant doula!
Included in Pregnancy Doula Support
- help with running errands
- meal and snack preparation
- accompany you to and from appointments
- light housework such as laundry, dishes, sweeping, and vacuuming
Investment Begins as $28/hour
Cesarean Doula Support
First Coast Doulas are trusted support professionals within the community. That means that we’re among an elite few who are not only allowed into most operating rooms, but welcomed in to support and comfort you as your baby is born via scheduled or elective cesarean!
Our support carries over into recovery as we help you settle into your room as you experience the first few hours of life as a new parent. Whether you need assistance with the first feedings, help with getting a meal, or just want a silent supporter with you as you get to know your baby, we’re there. We can grab you some food, snap some pics, and facilitate communication between your family and your healthcare team. Most importantly, we make you our top priority!
First Coast Doulas believes that all births can be satisfying, scary, and all the things! Planned cesareans are an amazing option with some perks, but like vaginal birth it’s far from easy! Having someone fully dedicated to your emotional needs who knows the ins and outs of cesarean birth is…priceless. Cesarean doula support is a beautiful thing you’ll never forget. Your birth is worth the investment!
Included in Cesarean Doula Support
- unlimited phone, text, and email support from time of hire
- cesarean prep class
- physical support beginning on day of scheduled birth; arrival at hospital 2 hours prior and ending 4 hours after birth
- 20 hours of postpartum & infant doula support
Postpartum & Infant Doula Support
Postpartum doesn’t have to be a word only associated with depression. It simply means the period of time after giving birth. Your postpartum & infant doula provides support at a time that matters most! We’re there for you as those nights get long and the days seem to all blur together. Studies corroborate long-held knowledge about the fourth trimester: that families benefit from hands-on help in those early weeks of parenthood.
Families choosing First Coast Doulas are encouraged and supported, showering worry-free, sleeping, and enjoying their babies more. Ever heard someone say that they wish they had help with, “all the things” after bring baby home from the hospital? We fill that gap!
First Coast Doulas are revolutionizing the way people think about the first year after childbirth. We are held to the very highest standards and help you feel more confident and relaxed knowing your family will be well supported with helping hands and compassionate hearts.
Your Postpartum & Infant Doula:
- provides support so you can get more sleep/rest
- provides/teaches you newborn care
- gives hands-on, accurate breastfeeding and bottle feeding guidance
- can help with dishes/laundry
- helps you select, order, and put together baby products
- helps you discover all your options and supports your choices
- can change bed sheets
- can help with sibling care
- helps you keep the flow of the house moving
- helps you learn your baby and how to soothe him, her, or them
- can give you a break so you can nap or shower
- can prepare healthy snacks/meals
And… We provide companionship when emotional support and validation are crucial to your well-being.
Postpartum & Infant Doula Packages
Get off to a great start! Your doula comes two nights a week (10 hours each night) for four weeks.
Reach new milestones feeling more rested and supported! Your doula comes two nights a week (10 hours each night) for six weeks.
All the Things
Our most popular package! Your doula comes three nights a week (10 hours each night) for four weeks to help you maintain a healthy sleep schedule and some balance with all the things!
You’re reaching the home stretch now! Your doula comes four nights a week (10 hours each night) for six weeks.
We come to check in on you and baby weekly as you grow into your new role. We can help you assess how you can best utilize available resources and provide an extra set of ears! A perfect option for those on a tight budget. Each visit is 2 hours long, is paid by the week, and is used consecutively for 6 weeks or more.
Sometimes there just isn’t a package with exactly what you’re looking for. Perhaps you’re not sure what you might want or need. No worries, we got you! Contact us and we’ll put together a unique package just for you!
At First Coast Doulas we have a built in back up system because our doulas work as a team! You can book an unlimited number of days/nights as you need, but booking early is always recommended to guarantee availability when you need us the most!