Frequently Asked Questions
What is a postpartum doula?
A postpartum doula is a person who provides non-medical support to a family in their home after the arrival of a new baby or babies. In practice this can look like talking through the joys and challenges of parenthood, caring for baby/ies so parents can rest, household help like dishes and laundry, and helping siblings adjust to their growing family. During this wonderful and intense newborn stage, a postpartum doula supports the whole family with evidence-based information, kindness, and helping hands.
What precautions are you taking with COVID?
It is of utmost importance to me to keep your family and my family safe. I am fully vaccinated and boosted, and at this time I am only working with vaccinated families.
When I'm in your home I wear a mask, remove my shoes, and practice frequent hand washing. I take precautions when I am out in the community as well. Please reach out if you have any further questions.
Where did you receive your training?
I am a certified postpartum doula through DTI (Doula Trainings International) and also hold an American Red Cross certification in adult / pediatric / infant CPR. I'm an advocate for open and honest conversations around perinatal mental health and have completed the Social Support training from Postpartum Support Virginia.
I also bring my own experiences as a parent to this role. Since becoming a parent I have learned so much about patience, the importance of self-care, and that it's okay to ask for help.
Why Grow Together?
My doula style is calm, encouraging, and helpful. It's important that the people you invite into your postpartum space are those you feel at ease and comfortable with -- someone who will help relieve stress, not add to it.
With kindness and without judgment, I can be a compassionate companion on your postpartum journey. You can read testimonials from past Grow Together families here.
You can do this.
We can do this.
Let's grow together.