Happy Mama Healthy Baby Postpartum Doula Services

Happy Mama Healthy Baby Postpartum Doula Program

Happy Mamas Growing Healthy Babies

POSTPARTUM DOULA SUPPORT AND BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT FOR NEW FAMILIES


PARENTS, DID YOU USE ONE OF OUR DOULAS? PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO TELL US ABOUT HER SERVICES!

PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM:

Evaluation of Birth Doula or Postpartum Doula


TO ENROLL OR GET INFORMATION PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM:

Parent Request For Doula & Lactation Services


MEET OUR DOULAS

 

To register: Email us at: Doula@motherbabysupport.net or call (626) 388-2191 ext. 2


MEET OUR DOULA PROGRAM COORDINATOR:

J. TRANAE, BS, CD, CPD

Call J. Tranae at: (626) 388-2191 (ext. 2)

Email: J. Tranae


Our Doulas work on a sliding scale because we believe EVERY family deserves a Doula. Low-income persons and those with Medi-Cal may receive volunteer Doula Support. However, If you have the ability to pay a little (or a lot)  more, this will enable our Doulas to continue to reach underserved and hard-to-reach pregnant teenagers and women to provide them with pregnancy care, labor support, breastfeeding support, and postpartum care.

WHAT IS THE COST?

Professional Postpartum Doula services are available for half-day, full-day, overnight and weekly and monthly rates.

Pay For Postpartum Doula Support

Postpartum Doula Support Rates

Postpartum Doula Support is offered on an half-day, full-day, weekly, or monthly rate. Postpartum Doula support can begin as early as 72-hours after the birth through 8-weeks postpartum.

  • Half-Day Rate (4 hours): $200
  • Full-Day Rate (8 hours): $400
  • Overnight Rate (8 hours): $500 (10:00 pm to 6:00 am OR 11:00 pm to 7:00 am)
  • Weekly Rate: $1,800 (8 hours per day for 7 days)
  • Monthly Rate (24/7): $9,500 (7 days/week, 24 hours/day for 30 days)

Choose your own price from the dropdown menu!

Pay By Check

Make checks payable to “AWMNH”. Send checks to:

Happy Mama Healthy Baby Alliance
600 Lincoln Ave., #92495
Pasadena, CA 91109

Low-income families and those who have Medi-Cal are eligible for free/reduced rate services by Volunteer Doulas. We do not turn anyone away for inability to pay; because every family deserves a Postpartum Doula.

PAY FOR BIRTH DOULA SERVICES HERE


PAPA JOSEPH’S EXPERIENCE WITH HAPPY MAMA HEALTHY BABY ALLIANCE’S POSTPARTUM DOULAS


THE ROLE OF THE POSTPARTUM DOULA

Postpartum Doulas care for new mothers and newborns immediately after birth up to 8 weeks postpartum. They provide non-medical support for newborns and mothers and provide emotional support, household assistance, newborn care, breastfeeding support, and promote newborn and parental attachment and bonding.

The Postpartum Doula may also help with meal preparation and household duties such as baby laundry.

Doulas are not medical or midwifery providers and do not perform any clinical skills such as newborn or maternal medical exams. They do not make any medical decisions.

The Postpartum Doula’s role is to empower, educate, nurture and protect new mothers and babies so they can bond and rest after childbirth and adjust to parenthood during the first two months.

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

  • Our organization has been providing free and low-cost Doula support in Los Angeles County since 2010. 
  • Our founder established the very first community-based Doula program in Los Angeles County at Pasadena Public Health Department Black Infant Health Program which she ran from 2002-2012.
  • We provide new graduate Doulas with the opportunity to gain birth and postpartum experiences that are required for certification while serving low-income families. 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • Any family in Los Angeles County,  Lancaster/Palmdale, San Bernardino or Riverside County is welcome to participate.   
  • We serve families of all ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic levels.
  • We work on a sliding scale because we believe EVERY family deserves a Doula.
  • Families who are low-income or have Medi-Cal are eligible for volunteer Doula support or reduced fees.

ABOUT OUR DOULAS

  • We are a diverse team of Doulas who come from varied cultural backgrounds.   We are Black, Latinx, Caucasian, Immigrants  and LBGTQIA+ we serve people from the communities we come from. Our ages range from 25-60. We speak Spanish, French, Portuguese and African Languages.
  • We are here to help all families have stress-free and joyous postpartum experiences and to promote bonding with the newborn.  
  • Our doulas’ experience levels range from new grads to seasoned Doulas. 
  • In addition, our  Doulas have a variety of educational backgrounds and certifications in childbirth education, lactation counseling, yoga, energy healing, massage therapy, social work, public health, and other disciplines.

WHAT POSTPARTUM DOULAS OFFER

Provide Emotional Support

  • Encouragement
  • Reassurance
  • Empathy
  • Praise
  • Affirmation

Provide Physical Comfort

  • Suggest methods for healing of perineum
  • Suggest comfort measures for postpartum Afterpains, sweating, breast soreness, etc.
  • Provide mother with support for breastfeeding baby
  • Massage mother and/or teach infant massage
  • Utilize aromatherapy for relaxation

Advocate & Educate

  • Help client communicate with doctors and nurses
  • Educates about risks and benefits of newborn procedures (circumcision, Newborn Screen Test, etc.)
  • Teach how to manage breastfeeding
  • Teach how to  diaper, swaddle, soothe, and bathe newborn
  • Educate on how to know if baby is getting enough breastmilk
  • Explain what the doctor, midwife or nurse wants to do and why
  • Inform clients of risks and benefits of  newborn medical decisions
  • Encourages informed decision-making regarding their baby’s care
  • Encourages Informed Consent and Refusal when making medical decisions
  • Help the client and her partner decide what they want to do
  • Provides language interpretation if needed
  • Encourages Client’s Religious/Spiritual Practices
  • Advocates for Respect of Client’s Cultural Traditions
  • Protects Client Privacy and Intimacy
  • Ensure each mamababy is treated with kindness, dignity and respect

Recognize & Refer

Doula will educate client and refer to primary medical provider if there are: 

  • Danger signs of postpartum woman
  • Danger signs in the newborn

In addition, Postpartum Doulas:

  • Help with meal preparation & baby laundry
  • Encourages mother to rest so she can recover from childbirth
  • Encourages parents to reflect on their childbirth experience
  • Encourages parents to find support if they are feeling sad and blue
  • Connects families to resources they need (i.e., breastfeeding support groups, prenatal yoga, etc.)

 

OTHER SERVICES OFFERED

Placenta Encapsulation Services

Thinking about placentophagy (eating your placenta)?  We offer placenta encapsulation services. Pick up and delivery.

Motherwit Circle: A Mother’s Support Group

This is a group co-facilitated by our postpartum doulas. New mothers with a newborn to 12  months of age are invited to this group to share fears, concerns, joys, trials and tribulations of motherhood in a non-judgmental, safe and intimate space for all women and parents.  Babies are always welcome.  Currently offered on Zoom.

Father’s Discussion and Support Group 

Expectant and New Fathers are invited to a monthly discussion and support group online. Facilitated by an experienced father and educator, these sessions will provide fathers-to-be and new dads with answers to their concerns and questions about being a father. Currently offered on Zoom.  

Classes and Workshops

Due to Covid-19, all our events and classes are occurring on Zoom. We offer:

Childbirth Preparation Classes

Yoga Classes