Inspiring Confidence in New Families
Bright Beginnings Doula Support Service understands how important it is to have the support you need to get through the days, weeks and months immediately after the birth of your baby or babies. The postpartum period can, for some, be the most challenging time for families. My experience working with post-partum families for the past 20 years will help with this transition.
Working with new parents, I can assist in making the transition to parenthood and successful breastfeeding easier. I help you focus on your new roles and your relationships. The Postpartum Doula supports and assists the family in learning about newborn, self and family care in the first days and weeks in the newborn's life.
Doula support can start in planning for baby and assisting with heading home from the hospital.
The rate of postpartum doula care is $20 per hour. Contact me to schedule a free consultation to talk about your specific needs and how I can assist. Sliding scale is available.
Service Highlights ~
Lisa has a specialty in post-partum maternal mental health and has been working as a clinical social worker for the past 21 years. She is now branching out to provide excellent care and support to the family in their home. It is her belief that great beginnings lead to happy families.
Lisa is the mother of 3 wonderful girls and has been married to Steve for 21 years. She has completed training through DONA for postpartum doula services.
Q: What can a post-partum doula do for me?
A: I can provide guidance on strategies to improve healing after childbirth, connecting with baby, organizing the home for success, sleep struggle strategies, baby care essentials training and breast-feeding support. In addition, I can allow mom time to rest, time for self-care by watching baby. These are some examples but each mother and family has their own needs which we will discuss in detail at the first visit.
As a maternal and infant therapist, I can provide additional mental health support to assess and provide counseling to manage baby blues and more complicated adjustment such as post-partum depression and anxiety.
Q: How are doula services billed?
A: Post-partum doula services are billed by the hour with a 2 hour minimum. We will discuss your individual needs at the first meeting. Sliding scale fee is available depending on your circumstances.
Q: Are Doula services covered by insurance?
A: Not in general but you might want to check with your insurance carrier to verify. Mental health services are covered/ reimbursed by some insurances. Flexible spending accounts for medical are another option. A detailed receipt will be provided.
Q: What is the service area?
A: Washtenaw County
Lisa Anderson, LMSW