June Blackhurst, Certified Postpartum Doula


June Blackhurst, PCD(DONA)

Providing   postpartum (after birth) and antepartum (before birth)  care.

Personal Website:  
www.nurturingmomnbaby.blogspot.com

Contact June: jblackhurst10@gmail.com
989-7552

June received her postpartum doula certification in November 2009. I have spent many years of being a stay at home mom caring for my ten children. I love being a mom and grandma. I love babies and helping moms and family adjust to a new baby. I love being an extra set of hands to help mom and family adjust through this process of transition.

As Postpartum Doula I care for the mother and her family in their home the first few weeks or months following the birth of their baby. I provide non-medical support and companionship, assist with newborn care and sibling adjustment, meal preparation and household organization.

Antepartum care is for families desiring extra help and guidance during pregnancy. I do childcare for older siblings so you can rest during the 3rd trimester. I will do meal preparation, laundry, and light housekeeping. I will help with organization of the home so that everything will be in order when new baby arrives.

I work with twins and singletons, as well as families adding a sibling.

I offer one free prenatal visit in your home.

My fee is $17 per hour.
I work 3-5 hour shifts
Day, Evening and Nights.



What is a Postpartum Doula?

 

 

The Postpartum Doula cares for the mother and her family in their home in the first few weeks following the birth of their baby. A Doula provides non-medical support and companionship, assists with newborn care and sibling adjustment, meal preparation and household organization.

 

In this new time for a family, it can be very helpful to have an extra pair of hands. There are many changes and demands put on parents with the arrival of a new baby.

 

As a non-judgmental caregiver, the Postpartum Doula assists the new mother with her recovery from the birth experience, allowing her to focus on the needs of the new baby, helps the new family by demonstrating practical newborn care and supports the mother with the method of feeding she has chosen.

 

A postpartum doula provides individually tailored emotional and practical in-home support. Services vary from family to family but often include:

 

    * Breastfeeding/bottlefeeding support and assistance.

    * Suggestions and assistance with mother's birth recovery.

    * Advice on infant and parent sleep patterns.

    * Guidance on newborn care.

    * Recognizing and responding to postpartum mood disorders.

    * Light housekeeping, laundry and meal preparation.

    * Sibling and pet care.

 

All certified NAPS doulas are professionally trained in postpartum care, certified in infant/child CPR, and have current, clean police background checks.

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