Postpartum Doula Services in Northern New Jersey

Babymoon; also known as the Fourth Trimester. It refers to the first several months after the birth of your baby, when you get to know your baby, your baby gets to know you, and - especially if you're having your first baby - you begin the exciting journey into Parenthood. Having a postpartum doula to help you through that wonderful Fourth Trimester leads to a more positive relationship with your baby and a calmer, more comfortable, and more confident mother.

A postpartum doula mothers the mother. A postpartum doula comes to your home and takes care of YOU so that you can take care of your new baby. My services could include:

  • help with breastfeeding;
  • help with infant care including bathing and changing the baby;
  • help with umbilical cord care;
  • laundry;
  • meal preparation;
  • light housework;
  • running errands;
  • fielding visitors;
  • helping with older siblings;
  • of course, a listening, experienced, and compassionate ear.

This list is not meant to be inclusive or comprehensive.

Q: What is the difference between a postpartum doula and a baby nurse?
A: First, it's important to know that a baby nurse isn't often actually a medical nurse (RN or LPN) at all. A baby nurse comes into the home to take care of the new baby, leaving you to care for yourself and everyone else in the family. A postpartum doula comes into the home to mother the mother, help her take care of the new baby, and the rest of the members of the family. I strive, ultimately, to work myself out of a job.

Due to the needs of my own family, I consider postpartum doula support for families for whom I have provided birth doula services and families in the following towns in New Jersey only:

  • Alpine
  • Bergenfield
  • Closter
  • Cresskill
  • Demarest
  • Dumont
  • Englewood
  • Haworth
  • New Milford
  • Teaneck
  • Tenafly

** Please note that this list of towns applies ONLY to postpartum doula support! I provide birth doula support throughout northern New Jersey and lower New York state. **

My initial postpartum doula package includes:

  • 1 one-hour prenatal visit
  • 3 three-hour postpartum visits

Additional hours may be requested up front or during our time together and will be considered pending space available on my calendar.

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If you have questions or would like to check my availability, please contact me!

Lynn Christensen, CD
(DONA), LCCE (Lamaze)
Tenafly, New Jersey