FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ARE YOU A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL?
Doulas are not medical professionals; we do not diagnose, treat or medicate anyone. I can, however, offer my perspective when asked and provide you a referral if you would like one. As a birthing professional, I have a wide variety of resources to connect you with. In the event of an emergency, I am certified in first aid and CPR for both adults and infants.
DO YOU PROVIDE OVERNIGHT CARE?
Yes, I do provide occasional overnight care for families but I typically work daytime hours. Please reach out to me directly to find out if I have availability for overnight care.
WHERE CAN I FIND OTHER POSTPARTUM DOULAS IN MY AREA?
It's important that you feel comfortable with your doula and that may mean interviewing other doulas besides myself. The Northwest Association of Postpartum Support (NAPS) has a variety of information available to you including a referral line. Their website is https://napsdoulas.com/. You can also check out Doula Match for certified and uncertified doulas at https://doulamatch.net/.
WHAT DON'T POSTPARTUM DOULAS DO?
While I may be known to some as a baby whisperer, I am not here to parent your baby or take away from the precious bonding moments that happen during this phase. I am here to support you in that connection.
I am not a babysitter or a nanny, though I may provide some much needed respite for you and your family to recover. If you find that you are needing a longer term childcare solution, I can connect you with local resources in your area and help you with that task.
I'm happy to assist with light chores around your home but I do not tackle large, laborious projects. If this is unclear, please ask me!