Help After Birth - Postpartum Doula Services Dublin

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Help After Birth - Postpartum Doula Services Dublin: I offer help for families that will benefit from help in their home after the birth of their baby. I am an infant feeding specialist, with paediatric first aid, Garda vetted, insured and Covid regulations compliant.

The arrival of a new baby is an exciting time, but it can also be very overwhelming and new parents often have questions, and are trying to navigate life with a new baby while their bodies are also recovering from birth. Is it normal for my body to feel like this? Is feeding supposed to be so complicated? How do I soothe my baby and help them sleep? 

The early postpartum period comes with so many stresses, insecurities and enormous new responsibilities, all while the mother needs to rest and the family should be able to concentrate on bonding with the new addition. You have an idea of how you want to parent, but how do you achieve it? A postpartum doula helps your family with nonjudgmental, evidence-based information and hands-on support that suits your parenting style.

Postpartum Doula support helps families to transition into every day life after the baby is born by providing physical, emotional, practical and educational support as you recover from childbirth. I will work with you to find your own way of parenting so you can rest in the knowledge that your baby’s needs are met and you are not forgotten about.

All postpartum hours and care are tailored specifically to your needs by designing a postpartum plan that works best for you. There is no time limit or maximum age of the baby, I will provide postpartum care for as long as you and your family feel they need or want it.

If you have any queries or would like to get in touch with me please call 083 020 8321 or you can email me at helpafterbirth@gmail.com

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Roberta Stapleton

Roberta Stapleton

Roberta Stapleton

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I am a Postpartum Doula, infant feeding specialist, with paediatric first aid, Garda vetted, insured and I am also Covid regulations compliant.

  • Would you benefit from some help in your home?
  • Long ‘to do’ list and you don’t know where to start?
  • Breastfeeding, and feel like you don’t get anything done in the day because baby constantly feeding?
  • Formula feeding, and feel like you spend all your time washing and sterilising bottles?
  • Pumping and tired from bottle feeding and expressing?
  • Is your brain a bit foggy and paperwork piling up?
  • Would you like someone to help you, for a few hours, while you care for baby? To get the household chores done so you can rest?

I can help, I am a Mom of 2, I have breastfed, expressed and bottle fed.

I will help you and your family in your home, to adapt to new arrival and put in place a routine that suits you.

During the current pandemic, families more than ever, are without local community and family support that was available to previous generations. As a healthcare worker I can fill the gap. If you have recently given birth and find yourself struggling, I will help, day and night services available.

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Wellbeing Support - You have just given birth and your postpartum health and wellbeing are my primary focus. Once you are settled in at home with your newborn, I provide you with practical hands-on care by making sure that you get the rest and healthy nutrition you need to help you heal and recover, reassurance to ease your mind and a guiding presence. 

I specialise in newborn care and help with all of the most common questions new parents may have. I also prioritise your postnatal recovery, both physical and emotional, so you can rest and maintain self-care after baby arrives. Whether it is recognising “normal” postpartum emotional responses, general newborn care or breastfeeding support you need, I will help you find your very own, unique style.

Feeding Support - Whichever way you decide to feed your baby, I am here for you with practical, hands on support to assist you on your journey. I have experience assisting families with breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, expressing, and combination feeding. I will support you with whichever choice feels right for you.

I can also meet with parents prior to birth and help set them up for a stress free feeding journey. Are you planning on breastfeeding and want help to make sure you are off to the best possible beginning? Have you decided to bottle feed your baby and want to make sure it’s all going great? I will help you achieve your very personal goals. 

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Guiding Infant Care

I will help you navigate the first few weeks of getting accustomed to what your baby needs. As your newborn adjusts to life outside of the womb, I am there every step of the way to support you and answer questions you may have about your role as a parent.

Family Support and Sibling Care

With a newborn in the house, things can get a little hectic and older siblings can often feel left out. My role is to make this transition smooth and easy by providing you with tools to encourage sibling bonding and finding your new family dynamic, ensuring that older children feel included and looked after.

Parents may often worry about how older children will adjust when a new baby is introduced to their family. This is very normal and a postpartum doula can help with this transition by ensuring siblings feel involved, loved and looked after.

Family support also includes, if you so wish, meal and snack preparation, batch cooking, school lunches, grocery shopping, household tasks like basic cleaning, laundry and doing the dishes. In short, all the things that should NOT be on your mind so you can concentrate on your baby and on your role of being a new mum!

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Sleep

Lack of sleep and trying to find the reasons for newborn night waking can leave you feeling overwhelmed, confused and frustrated. I will let you know what to expect at the different developmental stages and go through what’s normal. I help new parents create healthy sleep habits which are developmentally appropriate for their baby.

I am available for both overnight care and daytime hours so parents are not battling with sleep deprivation during those early days.

Meal Prep and Planning

New mum's often put their own nutritional needs to the side following birth. I am more than happy to prepare snacks, meals, stop into the shop or assist with larger meal planning.

Household Tasks

I am ready to maintain household tasks including laundry, dishes, change bed sheets, and basic cleaning so you can bond with your baby and enjoy all of those new baby snuggles!

If you have any queries or would like to get in touch with me please call 083 020 8321 or you can email me at helpafterbirth@gmail.com

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Driving and Appointments

I can accompany you and baby to appointments, and drive you as required.

Specialist Referrals

Should you require it, I can connect you with various highly qualified specialists to ensure that you have all bases covered. This may include lactation consultant, physiotherapist, baby wearing sling expert, nutritionist.

Postpartum Doula package day time rates: 8:00am to 8:00pm.

  • 3 Hours -   €120.00.
  • 5 Hours -   €185.00.
  • 7 Hours -   €245.00.
  • 10 Hours - €300.00.

Postpartum Doula package night time rates: 8:00pm to 8:00am.

  • 3 Hours -   €150.00.
  • 5 Hours -   €235.00.
  • 7 Hours -   €315.00.
  • 10 Hours - €400.00.

If you have any queries or would like to get in touch with me please call me at 083 020 8321 or you can email me at helpafterbirth@gmail.com

 

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