Postpartum Doulas are experts on welcoming new babies home. Our team of doulas has helped over 1,200 Portland area families adjust to newborn life, supported them with breastfeeding and bottle feeding, assisted them with care of the home during the postpartum period, and helped them rest and recover after birth. In addition to daytime postpartum care, we also offer overnight care for families who need more rest –which is especially popular with our twin and triplet families.
Wondering if postpartum doula service is the right fit for your family? On our site you will find some more information about the ABC story and how we came to do this work together, what services we offer, and a few of the places we recommend as resources for families. You can also read all about our doulas on our doula team page, and what our clients have said about us in client comments. If your primary interest is a doula for your birth, check out our labor support page.
Yes! We offer newborn care classes privately in client homes both for families expecting one baby, and for families expecting twins or triplets. In these classes expectant parents will learn all the newborn care skills needed for welcoming a new baby…and get all the doula secrets thrown in.
For those families expecting twins, we also offer a special twin class through Providence Health System in the greater Portland area. More details about our classes can be found on our Parent Classes page.
If you are thinking about becoming a postpartum doula, Kimberly provides doula trainings through CAPPA both in Portland and in neighboring states. See our Postpartum Doula Trainings page for more details.
Postpartum doulas support families in getting rest in many ways. We can set up a safe sleep environment that helps newborns and their parents get the most sleep possible. Your doula will focus on the practical tasks around the house so you can rest when the baby sleeps (and still ‘magically’ get the chores done!). Postpartum doulas can also care for babies while parents nap or take care of personal needs or provide overnight care for those families who are just too exhausted to function well during the day.
For families needing extra help with sleep challenges of an older baby (4 mo+), please visit our Sleep Consults page.