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Nurturing into Motherhood

In-home support and hands on care for mothers and their families

A postpartum doula

is a trained professional who provides physical, emotional and informational support

to a mother and her family during the postpartum period.

 Her main goals are to help “mother the mother” and nurture the entire family

as they transition into life with a newborn by providing evidence-based information and understanding the individualized needs of today’s families. 

Doula Association

in Japan

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My role, easing your transition through a global approach
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PARENT-INFANT BOND

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PHYSICAL ADJUSTMENT

EMBRACING EMOTIONS

The doula experience

For there are as many ways of supporting families as there are individuals, places and stages in life, everything is custom-made.

Here is the menu "a la carte" of the services I can provide during home visits.

All of these services are available in Japanese, English & French.

Schedule an introduction meeting to see how I can best support you and your growing family.

Meal planning and cooking

A mix between Japanese and Western cuisine

Adapted to postpartum recovery but still that the whole family can enjoy

Baby first foods, introduction of solids

Emotional and physical support

Non judgemental listening

Creating a nurturing, restful atmosphere in which parents have time for self care

Head, hand, foot massage

Housekeeping

Regular cleaning (floor, dishes, laundry, bathroom, kitchen...)

Keeping the house tidy for some peace of mind

Infant care

Diapering, bathing, feeding and comforting

Parenting tips and baby soothing techniques

Breastfeeding support

Baby wearing help and recommandation

Advocacy & language support

Referrals to local resources such as health care providers, lactation support and support groups

Attend doctor appointments/errands with family and the newborn as needed

Administrative support related to public institutions in Japan

Let's start planning your 4th trimester

Scheduling a visit

One visit goes from 3 hours to a whole day.

I am available from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, within Tokyo-Yokohama area.

 

Basic hourly rate is 3.500 JPY*

Depending on your location, you may be entitled to subsidies from your ward.

Feel free to contact me for more information.

Planning session

The 3rd trimester of the pregnancy is the time to make a postpartum plan.

Through this session, we will discuss about your expectations and clear out all the questions you have  better idea of what to expect after birth for the whole family.

3.000 JPY* (approx. 1 hour)

- Additional meal prep -

I can also fill your freezer with ready to eat meals that you can have right after you are back home.

3.500 JPY* per hour

* excluding transportation & cost of groceries

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.

It reveals strength, confidence and our part of humanness.

Especially when it comes to parenting.

Have you heard the saying "It takes a village to raise a child"?

We could also say "it takes a village to raise (support) a parent" and this resonates even more today with all the challenges people face

to connect and find support in their communities.

For how long can I ask the service of a postpartum doula?

Once, a few weeks, several months... As long as you feel it is necessary.

Want to consider other options?

I'll be happy to guide you to other services more fitted to your expectations, situation or location.

Don't hesitate to reach out for information.

Examples of support plan

Right after birth, with almost no support from relatives or partner during the day

3 hours x 3-5 days a week for the first weeks and then gradually decrease the frequency.

Service more focused on:

1. Daily housekeeping (keeping the home clean and cooking warm and nutritious meals)

2. Taking care of the baby to give the mother some "me time" (shower, rest...)

For some extra support

when the partner, family and

friends can be around and

meet the mother needs frequently

3 hours x 1-2 days a week as long as necessary.

Service more focused on:

1. Meal preparation to last a few days

2. One cleaning task (kitchen, bathroom, floors...)

3. Giving the parent some time to self care

Because you need a hand now

Visits can be scheduled on an irregular basis from the first days after birth to a year (or more).

 

It is never too late to call for help.

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