Dear Mom, Dad, Mom & Dad, Mom & Mom or Dad & Dad,….all Parents,
Congratulations on welcoming your precious bundle of love, joy, happiness and, of course, challenges! We at Family Tree Doula Services know just how thrilling it is to step into your new role as parents. We also know the tremendous value that professional, unbiased, non-judgmental support brings to you during this time. We want you to know a couple of things as you embark upon this journey:
This is YOUR time to find YOUR style of parenting. Don’t take advice from people just because they love you. Stay true to yourself, know your options and enable your own empowerment.
Asking for help in order to catch your breath and recover from the birth process, does not make you failures! In fact, it makes you loving and connected parents who want to be the best versions of yourselves in order to be the best parents possible. And THAT is commendable.
You are on your way, sweet parents, and the bumps in the road do not have to hit you quite so hard. There is help and support for you! We are just a phone call away!
The Family Tree Doula Services Team
Day & Night Care for Baby and You
Our postpartum doulas provide your new or growing family with comprehensive care. You have a need or a concern? Let’s talk about it. Not sure what to do? We’ll compassionately guide the way with resources and techniques, paving the way for you to parent your baby confidently. We’re your listening ear when the going gets tough.
Always non-judgmental. Always unbiased.
Your services will be designed specifically to meet your family’s needs. Your postpartum services can start as soon as your baby is a couple of hours old, and last all the way through their first birthday because we know that not all parents have enough support in their lives. We’re your personal guides through your baby’s first year, supporting you through their developmental stages and all of the transitions you may be experiencing as well.
We specialize in the transition that occurs in the “5th Trimester”: the time when many parents are going back to work or babies are experiencing “regressions”. Providing practical, sustainable systems that suit you and your family, as well as, ushering you through this transition becomes our top priority. Our overnight and daytime care for you and your baby is tailored to meet your busy lifestyles and honor your personal choices.
Family Tree Doula Services is dedicated to providing you with the level of support that YOU deserve for as long as you need.
First 48 Live-In Care
You have just walked through the door with your new baby (or babies!) and now it all begins. Who’s there to greet you with the most up-to-date information and professional training to support you? Your postpartum doula.
Our First 48 service provides 48 hours of continuous in-home support from the minute you walk through the door of your home with your new baby. This service is intended to help ease the nerves of new parents, support you as your new baby begins to feed, and provide guidance as you learn to swaddle, dress and diaper a wiggly baby.
If you are already home and feeling a little panicked, contact us and we’ll quickly set you up with support that will make this transition smoother. This incredible service can be paramount in getting you off to the absolute best start. Your family (and you) are worth the investment.
Support for Intended and Adoptive Parents
Family Tree Doula Services offers concierge level support to Intended and Adoptive Parents, from nursery organization before baby arrives through personalized support as your baby fills your world through their first year.
Our Newborn Care Class is a popular service for Intended Parents, providing hands-on, one-on-0ne training WITH your new baby at your chosen location.
Our services range from 10 hours of day or night support to 3 weeks or more of live-in care for your family. We offer the option of traveling TO you or WITH you. We even have the ability to travel back to your home to support you as you establish your “new normal”. We help you create the level of support that best suits your new family.
Antepartum and Postpartum Support for Surrogates
If you’re a surrogate in the Portland Metro area, we offer specialized antepartum and postpartum care for you. We collaborate with local attorneys and agencies to seamlessly provide the support you need. We appreciate the gift of life you are providing to a deserving family and desire to provide you the nurturing care you deserve as you navigate all the physical, emotional and personal aspects of surrogacy: day or night, during pregnancy or after.
Antepartum Support: Care During Pregnancy
Antepartum care is available for the pregnant person (and their family!) who is experiencing a difficult pregnancy. We recognize that it complicates life to be on bed rest or to manage meals when you struggle to eat due to Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG: excessive vomiting during pregnancy).
Our doulas support you in whatever way makes your life a bit easier by providing emotional and physical support, meal prep for you and your family, light housekeeping, sibling support and personalized care until baby arrives.