Mountains and river
Grace Notes Doula Services
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Northampton
Massachusetts
01060
413-341-0075
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Hampshire, Hampden, Franklin, and Berkshire Counties
Emma Roderick

Professional Qualifications

Postpartum care -- $25/hour daytime $35/hour overnight. Placenta Encapsulation $250
2015
Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Baystate Medical Center, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Holyoke Medical Center
Abuse Survivors, Adoption, Anxiety and Phobias, Birth After Loss, Breech Babies, Children with Special Needs, Elective Cesarean, Homebirth, LGBT Families, Parents with Disabilities, Single Parents, Special Spiritual/Religious Needs, Teen Parents, Twins/Multiples, Unmedicated Birth, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, Waterbirth

Postpartum doula services: As a postpartum doula, I support you to be the best parent you can be. This can look like a lot of different things: holding your baby while you shower or nap, washing your dishes or preparing snacks while the two of you snuggle, listening to you and talking with you while you breast or bottle-feed, demonstrating swaddle techniques, or playing with your older child/children and helping them feel wanted and important.

In addition to daytime hours, I offer postpartum overnights, in which I show up a little before bedtime and take care of all of your baby's needs throughout the night -- just bringing your baby to you to feed, if you are breastfeeding. The average new parent loses 44 full nights of sleep during their baby's first year, so postpartum overnights can be lifesavers for sleep-deprived parents.

Before you commit, I offer an optional complimentary interview where you can ask me any questions you want before making your decision.

Placenta encapsulation and belly binding: Many new moms have found consuming their placenta, in the form of pills, to be extremely helpful in postpartum recovery. I offer placenta encapsulation, as well as postpartum belly binding (which also aids in your body's natural recovery from birth). You can purchase these services in addition to postpartum care or on their own.

 

Welcoming a newborn to your family is no easy task! I aim to provide the "grace notes" to your postpartum experience: well-placed additions to ease your transition to parenthood and add beauty and grace to your "fourth trimester" and beyond.

Before becoming a doula, I was an experienced nanny, therapist, and godmother of six (with a seventh on the way). I am delighted to work with family configurations of all sorts -- LGBTQ families, single parents, partnerships, extended friendship networks, and all others. I love all postpartum work, but I'm especially fond of helping new parents sleep through offering postpartum overnights. I also enjoy using my nanny and therapist skills to hang out with new siblings and support them in their transition to older-sibling-hood. Of course, my priority at all times is you, and whatever will be most helpful for you in the moment.

I believe in the power of strong and unwavering support during all situations, and this belief is what led me to doula work. As a doula, I support your whole self during an important, delicate, and often challenging time. You are just the right parent for your child -- and you deserve help and support.

Learn more about me, and hear what clients have to say.

Training: Warm Welcome Birth Services (Birth, Postpartum); ProDoula (Postpartum and Infant Care, Placenta, Belly Binding), Ancient Song (Birth). (I am not currently attending births, but am trained as a birth doula).

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Emma Roderick