Photograph by Penny Layne Photography

Postpartum Support & Infant Care

In a perfect world, postpartum recovery and infant care would fall into the category titled “Blissful Family Experiences”. Wouldn’t that be amazing?!

The truth is, in our culture we are under prepared, under educated and often overwhelmed by the days, weeks and months that follow the birth of our babies. As a society, we put more emphasis on how to decorate our nurseries (that most of our babies don’t even sleep in for months!) than we do on developing early parenting philosophies, creating postpartum boundaries and developing peaceful postpartum environments to recover and thrive in. 

You see, we are experts.

We are trained and certified to walk with you down this path. We know that you have huge expectations on this period of your life and we want you to succeed. We want you to rest and recover while also bonding with yourself as new mother, your loving partner who
is in this with you, and that precious baby that you have waited a lifetime to meet.

We have a desire for you and it is that you feel supported and nurtured every step of the way. That you have a trusted doula who compassionately understands your need for information and  encouragement, as well as a shower, a meal and a tissue for those tears. Someone who can be present and scarce at the same time. Someone who knows when to lean in and when to give
space. Someone who listens, who learns and who helps you understand yourself.

That someone is who Omaha Birth & Babies is to the families we walk with.
Take our hand. Let us walk with you. Let us enhance the experience that you will recall again and again when you tell the story of bringing your little one home.

The support of our Postpartum & Infant Care Doulas includes:

  • All aspects of supporting the physical recovery from birth
    • Rest
    • Hydration
    • Nutrition
    • Knowledge of what is “normal” and of what warrants medical attention
      • Amount of bleeding
      • Breast engorgement
      • Normal healing of the perineum or incision
  • All aspects of supporting the emotional recovery from giving birth
    • The ability to recognize the early signs of postpartum depression and mood disorders
    • An understanding of the “normal” emotional changes post birth
    • Vetted resources for referrals if necessary
  • All aspects of your baby’s adjustment to life on the outside of your body
    • Infant feeding
      • Breast
      • Bottle
      • Combination
      • Alternative means of transferring milk
    • Sleep for the newborn period and beyond
    • Infant soothing techniques
    • Knowledge of the safety guidelines as set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics
    • Infant bathing and hygiene
  • Filling in gaps in daily household tasks
  • Meal planning
  • And so much more

Omaha families can have our support during the day or overnight. Our packages offer flexibility as we don’t anticipate our clients predicting what their future needs may be.

Daytime Postpartum Doula Pricing

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Welcome Home... up to two weeks of support​​

Welcome home your growing family knowing your postpartum doula is there to assist you with your newborn questions and help the whole family transition into their new roles. Your doula is there to prepare a nutritious meal for you, catch the laundry up, assist with other light household tasks and make sure your breastfeeding journey is off to a great start. 

*20 Hours of daytime support (4-hour minimum)
*To be used within two weeks of starting services

Happy Beginnings…up to six weeks of support

Happy Beginnings…up to six weeks of support. You can count on happy beginnings with consistent support the first month to six weeks of baby’s life. As your spouse returns to work and family visits become less frequent your postpartum doula is there to help you ease into the transition of being alone, how to navigate those first few outings beyond well visits, stock up on freezer meals, catch up on sleep and self-care and more.

*60 Hours of daytime shifts (4-hour minimum)
* To be used within six weeks of starting services

Tailored packages for your individual needs

From the birth to those first few weeks or months home, our postpartum doula care is here for your family’s specific needs.

Option 1 Up to 4 months of care. minimum of 250 hours

Option 2 Up to 6 months of care. minimum of 350 hours

Additional support available. $30 per hour/4-hour daytime minimum & 8 hour overnight minimum.

We’d love to walk you through our process and show you how we can support you.

Photograph by Penny Layne Photography