IMG_2795Who are we?

Doulas of NSB is a group of  Postpartum Doulas in the New Smyrna Beach and Volusia County area.  Offering evidence-based support and education to new parents in Volusia County, our doulas come with a wide range of education and experience. Our mission is to offer inclusive and committed support to the community.  Each doula is trained in the most comprehensive course with focus on newborn development and behavior, breastfeeding support, infant safety and CPR as well as care of the new mother in the postpartum period, postpartum healing, and recognizing signs of Postpartum Depression. 

What is a Postpartum Doula?

A Postpartum Doula is usually a woman that supports the new parents and infant or infants in the postpartum period or fourth trimester.  The Fourth Trimester refers to the first 12 weeks after birth where the baby transitions from womb to world and the new parents transition into care of their tiny babe.  The Postpartum Doula comes to the home and helps with feeding, sleep, light housekeeping, light cooking, and emotional support during this transition. 

How long is a contract?

A typical contract consists of 12-20 hours per week for the first 6-12 weeks after birth depending on the need of the individual family.   A great baby shower gift suggestion is Postpartum Doula support.  We offer gift certificates ❤

How much?

Depending on experience, rates range from $25-$35 per hour with varying rates for nights and holidays.

What kind of certification?

Doulas of Gothenburg are trained in house and mentored by founder and Postpartum Nurse/Doula, Lori.  Each doula is hand picked, background checked, and certified in newborn care and safety, infant development and Infant CPR as well supporting in physical and emotional healing post vaginal or Caesarean birth.