Postpartum Care &
Doula Program

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Postpartum Care & Doula Program

Northshore Midwives & Lactation Consulting provides the highest quality and most complete postpartum care in the state. Our goal is to ease the transition of welcoming a new member to your family.

We offer a complete Postpartum Care Package including the following:

  • Lactation Consulting with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
    • Unlimited Visits
  • Midwife Led Postpartum Visits
    • Including four hour-long office visits
    • One optional home visit is provided soon after bringing your baby home from the hospital to care for the postpartum person and newborn in the comfort of your home.
  • Postpartum Doulas Services
    • Day and nighttime hours in your home to attend to non-medical needs.

The program often starts with a pre-birth or post-birth lactation consultation at our office.

 Lactation Consultation includes:

  • Complete medical history for parent and baby
  • Complete physical assessment for parent and baby
  • Infant weight check before and after feeding
  • Help with latch, positioning, hand expression and pumping
  • Help with supplementing, if needed
  • Education and answers to all questions, including newborn care
  • A written plan for you
  • A visit summary sent to your primary care provider

Postpartum Visits

Our hour-long postpartum visits include caring for the parent(s) and newborn. The midwife will ask you questions about your birth, how you are feeling emotionally and physically and have the time to answer your questions. The midwife will weigh your baby, assess for neonatal jaundice and help with newborn feeding. The midwife will check your blood pressure, pulse and temperature and ask about your postpartum healing and can help find outside resources as needed.

Our routine postpartum and well-newborn care complements the care you are getting from your nurse midwife, obstetrician and pediatrician providers. Studies show combined care leads to the best possible outcomes.

With this model of care, you have direct access to our Licensed Midwives and Lactation Consultants through the on-call phone, email and office visits.

Postpartum Doula services that we offer are:

  • Guidance and help with breastfeeding, chestfeeding, bottle feeding and/or pumping
  • Techniques in soothing your baby
  • Support in physical recovery from your birth
  • Emotional support
  • Prepare nourishing meals
  • Light housework, such as dishes, laundry and other household tasks
  • Newborn care and education
  • Self-care
  • Siblings care

All care with licensed midwives and lactation consultants is billed directly to insurance.

Postpartum Doula services are not covered by insurance and the cost is $75 per hour with a 4 hour minimum appointment.

Contact Us today to set up an appointment.