Sleeping Newborn

INTENSIVE POSTPARTUM SUPPORT SERVICES (IPS)


COMPREHENSIVE IN-HOME POSTPARTUM DOULA SERVICES:

(during the initial six-week postpartum period)

 

  • physical, emotional and educational support and assistance with maternal aftercare and newborn care

  • modeling nurturing skill-building techniques to foster secure attachment, health, safety and wellness

  • education on recognizing maternal and infant warning signs/illness and how to access medical care

  • breast/bottle feeding, education, support & counselling 

  • perinatal mental health education (PMADs) & screenings with referrals and connection support for intervention and treatment when indicated

  • running light errands necessary for infant/maternal care, provide light housekeeping to help alleviate feeling overwhelmed

  • support in learning newborn care such as diapering, bathing, feeding and comforting

  • healthy maternal nutrition education with light meal preparation

  • linkage & connection to community family support programs & providers

IPS support​ schedules are based on the individual needs of the family and can be several days per week in the early postpartum period