What is a postpartum doula?

Allison Rollans with newborn baby Cora, 24 hours old.

Allison Rollans with newborn baby Cora, 24 hours old.

Many moms define the first months of parenthood as joyous and exciting, but at the same time scary and exhausting. 

That's where doulas come in. Put simply, doulas help make birth and parenting easier and happier.

Imagine you have just returned from the hospital with your new baby. You are tired, emotional, feeling unsure about this new role of yours, and you are surrounded by family and friends who are so focused on the baby, it makes you feel invisible.

In walks your postpartum doula....she is warm and comforting, friendly and attentive, and her expertise puts you immediately at ease. She magically gets your baby to latch on for a great feed, pours you a cup of hot tea, serves you a much needed healthy meal, and starts a load of laundry. 

Somehow, magically, she allows you to not only take a shower, but get an hour-long nap in right afterward too. YESSSSS!



What we do

A Postpartum Doula helps you feel confident in parenting, supported on your journey, and respected in your decisions as a parent. 

She provides expert care to your baby(ies) and older children while simultaneously providing you education and support to boost your confidence as a mother according to YOUR unique parenting goals and decisions.

She provides practical help with everyday household tasks such as laundry, cooking, dishes, and more.

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In places like Iceland, Germany, and the Neverlands, every mother has access to in home care for 1-8 weeks after birth as part of her basic health care plan. Those countries have infant mortality rates half of that in the U.S. Likewise, postpartum depression rates in America are doubled compared to these other countries.

High Country Doulas offers night shifts, day shifts, as well as live in (24/7) care to give you the rest and support you need during the challenging newborn phase.

What's included?

Every shift with your postpartum doula begins by accessing what your most important goals are for that day/night.

We provide part-time, night-time, and live-in care options. Our prices differ depending on the type of care and number of hours desired. Contact us to receive our complimentary welcome packet for details.


Our postpartum doulas are all infant first aid and CPR certified and carry active doula insurance. Our team has been hand-picked and trained by the same certifying organization (ProDoula) to give your family the consistent and quality care you deserve.

 

Rates

Postpartum Doula Rates: $21 - $29 per hour  
Prices vary depending on the amount and type of care received.
Payment plans and baby registry available. We accept all major credit cards.


Testimonials

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"I worked with High Country Doulas after the birth of my baby. I can honestly say I would not have survived those subsequent weeks of motherhood physically and mentally without their help. They are simply incredible! Their availability and flexibility in schedule was extremely important to me. They were available at all hours...I wholeheartedly recommend their services to anyone, and I know I would do it again if I were to do the baby thing all over again." - Martina

 
 
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"All through my pregnancy, I was convinced I would have this whole mom gig down. Once the baby came, I quickly realized how in over my head I was. My husband has a demanding work schedule and l had entered into a new life from a NYC professional to a stay at home mom in Boone. I thought I could handle it but I found myself needing a break every now and then in order to restore myself, mentally and physically. After my first week with Allison, I had only wished I found her sooner!
She's trustworthy, observant to my needs and genuinely cares for my son with love. A natural caregiver, Allison has contributed to my son's growth, kept my house in order and has been a shoulder to lean on when I've felt overwhelmed. Not only does she help keep our family together in the moment, but she also educates us on what to expect in our son's next phase. Knowing what to look for helps minimize the guessing game and we're able to comfort and soothe him quicker than ever. Her calm and comforting presence in our lives has restored me as a mother and wife to my family all while helping me regain my identity. She is a gift I wish I could give to every mother. "

-Rachel (First Time Mom)