Postpartum Doula Services
In addition to Melissa’s experience in massage therapy and birth doula services, she has also completed certification as a postpartum doula. While birth doulas give support as a mother is giving birth, postpartum doulas provide that same support to the mother (or the family if they wish) during the fourth trimester to help assist with breastfeeding support or other important needs for their baby. They can also assist with a mother’s mental health after having a baby, and assisting the family with other daily responsibilities. With Melissa’s experience with infants and being a birth doula, she has extensive knowledge of how to make mom and baby feel exceptionally comfortable, even through the fourth trimester.
Postpartum doulas are just as vital to expecting mothers as birth doulas are, and allow expecting moms to smoothly transition into motherhood. However, postpartum doulas give many additional supports to the baby’s family whereas birth doulas just help guide the birthing process. Melissa provides her many services to her clients and their families:
Light housekeeping in regards to keeping surfaces and baby related items clean
Keeping the house flowing and stocked by running child or parent care related errands
Diapering, feeding, bathing, and comforting the baby
Light morning meal preparation
Baby soothing techniques
Referrals to local resources such as parenting classes, pediatricians, additional lactation support, parenting support groups, perineal floor therapists,
Meal Trains, etc.
Supporting the family emotionally and practically by early transitional days
Helping parents process the birth of their baby
Provide information on normal newborn behaviors and development
Caring for siblings
Providing guidance on newborn related tasks such as cord care, dressing,
feeding, burping, etc.
Assisting families in bonding with their baby
Melissa also offers services via video chat and e-mail support. If you or someone you know is looking for postpartum doula services please reach out to Melissa at Caressing Care!
Melissa Duffy LMT, CPMT, CIMT, CD-PIC, PCD(DONA)
DONA - Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula
ProDoula Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula
Certified Infant Massage Teacher
Certified Infant Massage Teacher for Special Needs
Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist
Upledger Craniosacral for Autism
Touch Therapy for Trauma
Certified Teacher of Mindfulness & Kids Yoga
Certified Manual Lymph Drainage - Mommy & Me
Certified Manual Lymph Drainage - Hollywood Med-Spa Style
Certified Manual Lymph Drainage - Boca Lymphlift of the Head, Neck and Face
Headaches & Medical Massage
Pioneer in Cannabis Massage