Postpartum Doula Services

At Swedish, we know the months after the arrival of a new baby can be both joyful and extremely challenging. Our postpartum doulas provide in-home care to create a strong foundation for the child and the family’s life together.

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What can a postpartum doula do for you?

Swedish postpartum doulas craft their services based on your needs. They generally provide services in your home for 4-hour daytime appointments or 8-hour overnight appointments. Some of the things that our doulas do:
  • Provide guidance for breastfeeding, chestfeeding, bottle feeding, and/or pumping
  • Demonstrate techniques for soothing and caring for your baby
  • Enable recovery and recuperation from labor and birth
  • Develop family sleep strategies
  • Care for the baby/babies overnight so you can sleep
  • Prepare nourishing meals
  • Do laundry, dishwashing, light housekeeping, and other household tasks
  • Assist with older siblings
  • Support plans of care recommended by medical practitioners
  • Give emotional support as you adjust 
  • Recognize signs of postpartum health and mood complications and offer resources

What sets Swedish postpartum doulas apart?

Postpartum doulas contracted with Swedish are selected through a rigorous application process and held to high standards. Each one must: maintain up-to-date certification or, as an apprentice postpartum doula, be working toward certification; have a background check; be Infant First Aid/CPR certified; carry professional liability insurance; be fully vaccinated; complete food handler training; and receive regular continuing education and client evaluations.

Postpartum doula packages and costs

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You have the option to choose an apprentice, certified, or advanced postpartum doula to provide you doula services.

Apprentice postpartum doula

Swedish apprentice postpartum doulas have completed a doula training course and are working toward completion of the certification requirements. They have been hand-selected by Swedish from the graduates of their postpartum doula training course, and receive mentorship from Swedish certified doulas.

Certified postpartum doula

Swedish certified postpartum doulas are skilled in helping expecting and new parents have the best possible experience in the months following the arrival of a new baby. They have completed the requirements for doula certification and they engage in ongoing continuing education to maintain their credentials.

Advanced postpartum doula

Swedish Advanced Postpartum Doulas are Certified Postpartum Doulas that have an advanced level of experience, training or degree. Many of these doulas offer specialized services such as advanced lactation counseling, placenta encapsulation, or sleep coaching.  In addition to completing and maintaining their requirements for certification, these doulas may also be maintaining other types of credentials and teaching classes to other doulas.

Selecting your postpartum doula

To start the process of hiring a Swedish portpartum doula or to find out more information, please call our office or fill out our online contact form

We will review the information you provide over the phone or through the form regarding preferred skills, experience level, and personality characteristics in a doula. Based on your preferences, we will make recommendations of doulas who have availability for your due date. You can then review these doulas’ profiles on the Swedish website to determine which ones you would like to interview. Alternatively, you can review profiles in advance and the program staff can let you know which ones have availability for your due date.