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Hello San Diego Family!

I’m Karly! I’ve been serving San Diego families as a licensed midwife since 2005 and offer Postpartum doula care, preconception care, PAPs, Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), and CEU’s for birth workers! All families are welcome, I can’t wait to get to know you! Learn More

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Why Hire a Postpartum Doula?

It’s simple. You need (and definitely deserve) the help!

Giving birth, no matter how you do it, requires a lot of rest, nutrition and healing to restore your health. But, having a new baby at home involves a lot of work and you weren’t meant to do it alone!

Hiring a postpartum doula is ideal if you don’t have adequate help from family and friends for the first month or two postpartum.

As a postpartum doula (or in my case- a very experienced midwife) my primary focus is the healing of the mother or birth parent. During our time working together, I can advise and monitor healing whether it be hemorrhoids or a cesarean incision, I can assist with and help you build confidence in breast or chestfeeding your baby, caring for your baby, and can make delicious and nutritious meals that will help you replete the nutrients lost during pregnancy.

If you are looking for in-home services that will allow you to get the sleep, self care, nutrition and advice you need to fully heal from your birth and enjoy your postpartum experience then I might be the gal for you! 

 

 

Postpartum Care

 

Postpartum Healing

This part of postpartum care includes help with: hemorrhoids, healing tears, episiotomies or cesarean wounds, mastitis, cracked or damaged nipples, light massage, healing baths, vaginal steaming, sitz baths and belly binding.

I can do wellness checks including vital signs, assessment of the uterus, bleeding and pelvic floor health as well as mental health/mood check-ins and botanical support.

I can also advise on resuming sex postpartum and family planning

 

 

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Baby Care

This includes help with latching, pumping and feeding baby, weight and wellness checks. I can help you with baby care and feeling confident that all is well and you’re meeting your baby’s needs.

I can also hold the baby while I cook or help around the house so you can sleep! This offering also extends to overnights.

I’m certified and very experienced in neonatal resuscitation.

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Postpartum Nutrition

Pregnancy and lactating are both very nutritionally expensive tasks for your body so repleting those nutrients and keeping you well fed is key to your recovery and making plenty of milk if you are lactating.

I can support you nutritionally by advising on appropriate supplements, making meals, snacks and herbal teas that are dense in the nutrients most commonly deficient after pregnancy or by helping you with meal plans. I can cook for just you or for the family and I also offer grocery shopping and kitchen clean up.

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