People who have just welcomed a new baby into their family need extra support. Some cultures have maintained traditions of providing extensive care for new parents, while here in the US the importance of caring for the new parent(s) is being recognized more and more. The risk of postpartum depression is reduced when the body, mind, and spirit are nurtured after giving birth. It is so important for parents to get plenty of rest, eat well, and feel cared for and listened to after their baby is born. Let me help you while you recover from pregnancy and birth and adjust to the new shape of your family.

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Postpartum Care ($25-35/hr)

  • Compassionate listening and emotional support
  • Meal preparation: Whole foods, omnivorous, vegetarian, anti-inflammatory, gluten free, vegan
  • Help accessing outside resources
  • Assistance with basic household chores
  • Light housecleaning
  • Laundry
  • Infant care
  • Help learning to care for your new baby
  • Childcare for older siblings as your family adjusts to your new family member

Check out this article about Postnatal Depletion and the ways it can be prevented and treated.
And here is one woman’s response.