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Postpartum Doula

Empowering Support for Your Life-Changing Journey

This season of your life is exciting and bound to be life-changing. A well-planned support team is one of the essential tools for you to use to have the most satisfactory postpartum period. I am grateful that you’re considering making me a part of that team!

As a postpartum doula, I hope to provide you with the best information on postpartum and infant care and support. In addition, I will supply you with tools to nurture your new relationship with your spouse and child and encourage a safe space for personal growth and emotional support.

You may have questions about postpartum doula services and my philosophy of care. If something is not answered in this page, please feel free to ask me any questions after our initial interview.

What is a Postpartum Doula?

A postpartum doula comes with endless resources, support, and guidance during the transition into parenthood, from the first few weeks to a few months postpartum.

Why Hire A Postpartum Doula?

Bringing a baby home marks an exhilarating period filled with countless “firsts.” Having a postpartum doula to navigate this transition can profoundly benefit parents, the newborn, and other family members. The decision to hire a postpartum doula depends on you and how you anticipate your postpartum needs will be met. Some families choose to hire a postpartum doula while they are still pregnant, perhaps based on a previous experience that encouraged them to secure a doula early on. Others begin their postpartum journey on their own and later recognize the benefits of having a doula or prefer to wait and see if they will require the support.

The timing of when you hire a postpartum doula is completely up to you! Even if you do not hire one ahead of time, researching and knowing your options while pregnant can be helpful for when you end up searching for one after you give birth. The postpartum doula begins by meeting with the family before birth to assess their needs and continues to provide support after the baby arrives. Tailoring assistance to meet the family’s specific requirements, the postpartum doula offers education, companionship, and nonjudgmental support. This includes aiding with newborn care, facilitating family adjustments, preparing meals, and light household chores. Furthermore, she provides evidence-based guidance on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, as well as techniques for soothing the infant and coping skills for new parents. When necessary, she makes appropriate referrals to additional resources.

How does a Postpartum Doula work with a family?

Working with your family means that the doula offers encouragement, advice, and guidance as everyone navigates the new transition. Support for the family often looks like suggestions for infant feeding and bath time, help with preparing dinner, and more. Yes, a professionally trained postpartum doula makes you the priority. This includes your mental and emotional health, your physical healing from birth, and your sleep. Those needs are often met when a postpartum doula supports another aspect of the family/home. When you feel your baby is taken care of, the kitchen is organized, and your lunch is made, your overall well-being has a chance to feel restful and cared for. A postpartum doula tends to do what you need, sometimes even without needing direction (as long as it’s within their scope of practice).

The work you and your postpartum doula do together can look different than someone else’s work with them. This is because each family’s needs are unique. Therefore your experience and schedule with your postpartum doula will be unique and individualized to fit you and your needs. Depending on the doula and their availability, you may have them do a shift, ranging anywhere from 2 hours long to 4 hours long. Some doulas will even do longer if needed! You can choose to have your doula with you once a week or several days a week; again, it’s entirely between you and your doula. For example, we have done three 6-hour day shifts a week with one family and two 4-hour evening shifts a week with another family. It all depends on your needs, your doula’s availability and offerings, and when you need support.

Why Choose BabyMatters?

Choosing Debbie and BabyMatters over others offers a unique blend of experience, expertise, and personalized care that sets us apart. Here are some reasons why:

  1. Decades of Experience: With over 30 years of dedicated service to families in the birth industry, Debbie brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her role as a postpartum doula and educator. Her extensive background in childbirth education, doula support, and lactation consulting ensures that families receive expert guidance and support every step of the way.
  2. Comprehensive Services: BabyMatters provides a wide range of services to support families during the prenatal, postpartum, and early parenting stages. From childbirth education and doula support to lactation consulting and postpartum care, we offer comprehensive assistance tailored to meet the unique needs of each family.
  3. Personalized Care: We understand that every family is different, which is why we take the time to get to know each client personally and tailor our services to meet their specific needs and preferences. Whether you’re seeking education, support, or guidance, we’re here to provide compassionate care and individualized attention every step of the way.
  4. Commitment to Excellence: Debbie and the BabyMatters team are committed to providing the highest quality care and support to families in the birth community. We stay up-to-date on the latest research and best practices in maternal and newborn health to ensure that our clients receive evidence-based care that meets the highest standards of excellence.
  5. Empowering Approach: Our goal is to empower families to make informed decisions and confidently navigate the journey of pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood. We believe in equipping parents with the knowledge, skills, and support they need to make the best choices for themselves and their babies, empowering them to embrace their unique journey with confidence and joy.

When you choose Debbie and BabyMatters, you’re choosing experienced, compassionate care that puts your needs and preferences first. With our comprehensive services, personalized approach, and commitment to excellence, we’re here to support you every step of the way on your journey to parenthood.

Area of Operation

Longmont, Loveland, and surrounding Colorado area

BabyMatters Postpartum Services

Emotional Support

The postpartum period is a beautiful period filled with emotional moments. I will share the many resources I have available to help empower and comfort you during this time.

Light Housekeeping

Let me take the cleaning off your plate! As your doula I can help you around the house with light cleaning, laundry, dishes, sanitizing bottles and nursing equipment, and vacuuming.

Educational Support

Education reduces stress and anxiety. Topics to discuss might include sleeping styles, baby-wearing, umbilical cord care, diapering, bathing, tummy time, questions for the doctor, and parenting techniques.

Family Support

Adding to the family, whether this is your first child or fifth, creates changes to the family dynamic. I will help smooth this transition by incorporating each family member, highlighting each individual’s vital role in the care and support of the new baby.

Lactation Support

Breastfeeding can be very rewarding and also, a challenge for some new parents and babies. I will help to educate and give tips for success. If you prefer bottle feeding, I can help there too!

Meal Preparation

Need a fridge full of prepared snacks? Want a nutritious meal, but are recovering from a difficult birth or a cesarean? As your doula I can prepare a warm, home cooked meal for your family.

Sibling Care

As your postpartum doula, my role is to help support you and your entire family during your postpartum period. I am happy to help with older child and sibling care.

Overnight Support

At this time, except for in special circumstances, we don’t offer night-time support. If you would like a resource for night-time nannies, please let us know.

Please reach out to us for a complimentary consultation with a Postpartum Doula. This free session will allow you to discover if the Doula is the right fit for you and your family.


Because little things matter… let us help you have the best experience possible!