You decided to get an education and your career up and running.
Maybe you waited to get married because you wanted to take your time finding the right partner. You wanted to make the best choice, not the fastest.
Or maybe you married young and wanted to travel for a few years and enjoy life before kids.
Maybe you chose NOT to get married because all you need is your bad ass self.
Maybe you tried for three years to conceive and only now are carrying a rainbow baby.
Maybe you finally brought home a beautiful baby you carried in your heart but not your body.
Either way, here you are (maybe) pregnant and giddy to meet your child. There's so much you want to show him or her, so many snuggles to relish, baby head smells to inhale. You are ready to spend time with your newborn and haven't really thought about what the postpartum time might look like outside of newborn care. Where do those new minutes really go?
Or maybe you feel overwhelmed as a first time mom. You don't know how someone becomes a mom and returns to work like a huge transformation didn't just take place.
How can a doula can help you?
Even though you might not realize it yet
Before baby you were living a delicate balance between working and living for yourself, maybe a dog or cat and spouse. Now you have a new human to live for and with. It's a full time job to feed, diaper, rock a baby AND still take care of yourself! That's where we come in. We can give you piece of mind and balance.
A doula can
Help you with chores so you don't feel like your house is falling a part all around you.
help you learn how to use that pump so you're knowledgeable and prepared for your return to work.
Help you come up with a new schedule now that your whole life has changed.
Give you valuable time to sleep
Prepare you a few meals and fold your laundry
How is Rae different?
I know better than to assume all working moms want the same thing. I don't come into your home, checklist in hand, without first working with you on what you want our time together to look like. The postpartum care I provide is customized to your needs and desires. That means if you just want me to show you how to wear baby to the grocery store, I'm on it. If you just want me to facilitate a family visit with folks you don't want to touch the baby, I'm on it.
Most importantly, you don't get just any surprise doula sent to you from an agency. You get Rae Jager. every. single. time.
And then you know what? You return to work stronger, ready, and so grateful for the time you got to spend with baby and not getting bogged down in all the chores you hate!