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Welcome to
Postpartum Beyond

Throughout my years working with families, I have taken note of the lack of accessible postpartum education and support that is so valuable to parents. Based in Houston, I provide families with the emotional and physical support they need in order to navigate the postpartum period.

As a postpartum doula, newborn care specialist, and lactation educator, it is my purpose to support both you and your newborn, ensuring your emotional and physical needs are being met as you transition into parenthood. 

There is nothing more fulfilling than empowering parents like you as you welcome a new baby into your home. Thank you for your interest in my services. I would be honored to be considered as your postpartum care provider.

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What is a postpartum doula?

A postpartum doula's role is to support the family physically, educationally, and emotionally through the fourth trimester. Bringing home a baby is a thrilling time, but recovery from birth and adjustment to parenthood is not always easy. As your postpartum doula, it is my duty to provide educated, inclusive, and evidence-based physical and emotional support. 

My postpartum doula support comes in many forms including:

  • Newborn care, allowing parents to rest and recharge

  • Feeding support (breast/chest feeding, formula, and other methods)

  • Educating parents on postpartum recovery and infant care

  • Recognizing and addressing signs of postpartum mood disorders

  • Referrals to other birth and postpartum professionals (medical and non-medical)

  • Household organization and tidying

  • Household restocking and laundry help

  • Light meal and snack prep, grocery restocking

What is a newborn care specialist?

A newborn care specialist (NCS) is a professional that provides specialized and comprehensive support to parents and their newborns in the first months of life. Where a doula specializes in supporting the family, an NCS specializes in newborn care, establishing healthy sleeping and feeding habits. I help identify and implement a schedule that works for your family, adhering to your preferences for your little one's care. As your newborn care specialist, I work with you to ensure your baby's needs are being met, constantly assessing their physical and emotional health.

My newborn care support comes in many forms including:

  • Overnight newborn care, allowing parents a night of uninterrupted rest

  • Gentle, age appropriate sleep conditioning

  • Feeding support and assistance (breast/chest feeding, formula, or other methods)

  • Evidence-based education and recommendations for parents

  • Baby related tasks (laundry, cleaning and sterilizing bottles and pump parts, etc.)

  • Nursery organization and restocking

  • Recognizing and addressing conditions such as reflux, allergies, oral ties, and more

  • Referrals to other birth and postpartum professionals (medical and non-medical)

What is a lactation educator?

A lactation educator is a trained breast/chestfeeding counselor that works with families from preconception through weaning to educate, encourage, counsel, foster confidence in families that breast/chestfeed. As your lactation educator, I'm here to advise, encourage, and educate you on your lactation and breast/chest feeding journey. Lactation education is included in all my services.

Lactation support includes:

  • Non-biased focused information, support, guidance, referrals, and education to families

  • Culturally sensitive and adult based education

  • Evidence-based education recommendations for parents

  • Referrals to healthcare professionals when support requires clinical assessment or diagnosis

  • Advising parents on how to induce and maintain lactation

  • Educating and supporting lactating parents who want or need to supplement breast/chestfeeding

To learn more about my services, click here.

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