The Nurture Birth team offers a wide variety of postpartum support services including lactation support, newborn care services, and around-the-clock support for postpartum parents and families.
Postpartum Maternal Care
Baby’s health is mother’s wellness.
Provides bonding support with your newborn.
Provides nourishment for new mother with emotional & physical support.
Assists in working through birthing/postpartum experience & feelings.
Assists with ensuring mother is honoring herself with self care, which can include showering, napping, movement, meditation, time alone, or time with partner and/or older children.
Assists with perineal care.
Assists with feeding (breastfeeding, pumping, alternative feeding methods, formula).
Provides newborn care (diaper changes, swaddling, soothing, bathing and massage techniques).
Assists and/or provides baby wearing and alternative techniques as needed.
Postpartum Family Care
Working in service for mother, partner and the family as a whole.
Provides guidance in development of goals for new rhythms & navigating new family dynamics.
Helps create a community of support before and after baby has arrived.
Assumes light house work (laundry, dishes, tidying up, simple meal prep).
Provides resources for local practitioners.
Offers guidance in discovery & adjustment to new family rhythm.
Nurturing the Nest
Strategic, nonjudgmental, and personalized to each unique family dynamic.
Sessions may include, but are not limited to the following parent support topics:
Sibling preparation & support for welcoming home a little one.
Personalized parent education unique to your family dynamic.
Guidance based on development of your unique child.
Self care - mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.
Establishing age appropriate responsibilities for all members of the household
Setting and honoring personal boundaries.
Facilitating learning opportunities with and for your child.
Risks vs. benefits when problem solving and decision making.
Preventing ownership of your child’s struggles.
Resources and referrals specific to your family as needed.
We could center our conversations around topics like starting solids, creating healthy sleep habits, setting up play spaces, sibling dynamics, setting boundaries, the possibilities are endless when it comes to each and every families rhythm.
In-home physical and emotional support
Holding space for Mothers to share and release emotions from birth and postpartum experience
Encouragement for mothers to feel into their intuition to find their specific style of Mothering
Suggestions and support for developing self care practices
Skin to skin baby bonding
Full body massage
Womb specific massage
Vaginal steams Herbal baths
Bone Closing Ceremony
Medicinal meals prepared in home or delivered
Light tidying up
Baby Wearing (sling, wrap, carrier)
Diapering including cloth diapering
Sleep and soothing methods
When you have a need for more intimate, emotional and physical support through your lactation journey, a lactation doula package may be the right service for you. The focus of these visits is more about the mother and her experience (past & present). Rachelle can offer guidance through what can sometimes be a whirlwind of feelings and fears, and help you find your way to a confident and mutually enjoyable breastfeeding experience with your baby. These visits are ideal for those with significant anxiety around breastfeeding, or those with previous breastfeeding trauma.
Postpartum Doula, Newborn Care Specialist & Certified Sleep Consultant
Services I offer
· Emotional support and validation of birthing, postpartum experience, and feelings.
· Assistance with perineal care.
· Assistance with feeding. (Breastfeeding, pumping, alternative feeding methods, formula).
· Assistance with selfcare (take care of baby so Mom can take a shower, eat, rest)
· Clean and sanitize pump parts and bottles.
· Baby care:
-Organizing baby’s nursery
- Sleep shaping
· Help families find the balance after coming home by gently guiding them and helping them create a routine that works for everyone in the family.
· Encourage good sleep hygiene & safe sleep
· Newborn Sleep Shaping
Ideal for expecting and new parents of babies up to three months old, who want to lay the foundation of healthy sleep for their newborn.
I educate on good sleep hygiene & safe sleep, realistic sleep expectations, baby feedings, sleepy cues, soothing techniques and more!
Because sleep is the best form of self-care for everyone in the family I also offer:
Full Spectrum Doula & Newborn Care Specialist
I am a Postpartum & Birth Doula and a Newborn Care Specialist (NCS). I am a mother to an 9 years boy and 8 years old girl. Prior to be an a Postpartum/Birth Doula/NCS I was a nanny for 12+ years and an Au pair for 2 years, working for families with newborns up to school-aged children. As a Postpartum Doula/NCS my focus is on helping families with the transition to life with a new baby, breastfeeding support and overall healthy sleep habits for their baby. I am a Postpartum Doula trained through CAPPA International, and NCS through Newborn Care Specialist Association, as well as Educated in the areas of Lactation Support and sleep training techniques.
Instruction in healthy sleeping patterns for baby overnight care of newborn (night time routine, bath, feeds)
Extensive experience with multiples
Emotional support and encouragement during mother’s postpartum period
Assisted with breastfeeding and introduction of bottle
Initiated development of child healthy sleep patterns
Assisted with nighttime care and bedtime routines
Preparation and sterilization of nursing equipment, baby bottles, etc.
I am passionate about the care I provide my clients! I always want them to feel supported, confident and that the baby is in the best hands when they are sleeping.