Postpartum Doula Care
Sometimes after you come home with baby, you need an extra set of hands to help you ease into parenthood. I offer you non-judgemental postpartum doula care and advice that is rooted in evidence based research to aid in the care of your new baby and the postpartum mother. When you work with me, my support includes whatever a family needs to enjoy and care for their new baby.
You and I will work together to figure out the best postpartum support plan for your family.
Some examples of how I can assist as your postpartum doula include:
- Post-cesarean section care
- Caring for baby, giving the new parents time and space to sleep (either at home or in the hospital)
- Breastfeeding support and guidance
- Guidance in the basics of newborn care
- Helping older siblings adjust to new baby and teaching them how to best support mom and baby
- Very light housework and meal prep
- And much more. I’d love to explore how I can best support your family.
As of June 1, 2020 I am no longer accepting postpartum clients. If you need assistance finding a doula in the DC Metro area, particularly a Muslim or a doula of color, please email me.
Former birth clients may reach out to me for special consideration. Otherwise, please consider taking one of my classes.
“I hired Malika as a postpartum doula. She was fabulous! She listened to my birth story and took care of the baby so my husband and I could get some sleep. She gave me a nice leg massage which was swollen and had nerve damage from the epidural. She helped me with breastfeeding and taught me some new holds. She brought with her a large container of special herbs for multiple sitz baths which have been extremely helpful in healing my birthing tears. She answered all of our questions and helped us get on our feet when we felt like we had no clue what we were doing. Malika was calm, comforting, knowledgable and much needed during the difficult first few days home. She has kept in contact since answering any questions and sending extra tips and advice. I highly recommend Malika as your doula and hope to use her again in the future!”
– Alica Nikitina
Postpartum Doula Care Service Area
The DC Doula serves postpartum families in the DC Metro Area in the following counties: Arlington County, Fairfax County, Prince Georges County, Montgomery County and Washington, DC. Portions of Charles County and Howard County are also served. If you don’t see your county listed and are interested in working with The DC Doula, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.