The postpartum period, the weeks and months after the baby is born, is a powerful, sacred, and transformative period in which the woman begins to define herself as a mother. The woman and her partner have entered the bonding period, a time that should be characterized by minimal interruption. Historically, the postpartum period was a time where the new mother was secluded from the community and cared for by the village women. The new mother, being honored by the Village Sisters, is able to radiate beauty and become initiated into motherhood, respecting it as a divine rite of passage. If a mother is unsupported during her postpartum period, she risks feeling overwhelmed, stressed, insecure, and depressed. We strive to support every woman, and create a sense of community for her during this sacred time in her life.
Covered within all postpartum care packages are the following services:
- Breastfeeding, pumping, returning to work and bottle nursing education
- Infant care education (including bathing, feeding, and safety education)
- Safe sleep and co-sleeping education
- Infant development education
- Babywearing information
- Parenting education
- Light food preparation
- Light housework
- Nutrition guidance for breastfeeding
- Providing referrals for local resources
One-day Settling In, $185
Includes 4-6 hours of postpartum support the day you return home from the hospital or birth center, or same-day services after your homebirth. A Professional Family Support Worker (PFSW) will arrive ready to assist parents in settling in to their new roles. The PFSW will also help the mother (and partner) put together a Care Plan for the remaining weeks.
$470/$510 Multiples Includes 2 day shifts (4 HRS EACH), 1 overnight (10pm-6am)
A Professional Family Support Worker (PFSW) will arrive ready to assist parents with all things related to feeding, newborn and family care. She can make a nutritious meal for the family, assist and educate on the basics of newborn care, and provide the new mother with support. The PFSW will also help the mother put together a Care Plan for the remaining weeks. When the mother (and partner) are in need of good nights rest, the PFSW will come to care for your baby during the night, leaving a peaceful mother (and partner), much more rested in the morning.
Healthy Mother...Happy Family
$550-21 hours ($70 savings) Includes 3, 5, or 7 daytime shifts (3 HRS EACH) during baby's first two weeks home.
A Professional Family Support Worker (PFSW) will come to your home during the first two weeks to offer guidance and support with breast and/or bottlefeeding; newborn care education; bathing and cord care; diapering; calming and soothing techniques; circumcision care; and swaddling, as well as healing therapies for mom.
Twinkle Twinkle...Good Night
$1350-Multiples: Includes 5 overnight shifts from 9pm-5am or 10pm-6am.
A Professional Family Support Worker arrives ready to take over the nighttime care of your baby. She will bottle feed or bring baby to you for breastfeeding. While you get some much needed rest, she will diaper, cradle and soothes baby back to sleep. As time permits, she will tidy up baby’s sleep area, put a load of clothes in the washer, and/or washes bottles quietly while baby sleeps. The next morning, if you desire, you wake up to a nutritious snack or lite breakfast.
Post-Cesarean Care Package-$500
For mothers having a planned or unplanned cesarean birth experience, more support is often needed. A Community Birth Worker will meet with you once prenatally to help you develop birth plan, to ensure a more satisfying and positive birth experience. She will be present at the hospital the day of the birth, answering any questions, easing tensions, assisting with breastfeeding initiation, and offering any additional support to make for a smoother recovery. Once you arrive at home, the Community Birth Worker will come for 3-4 hours to help you settle in. She will also help you put together a Care Plan for the remaining weeks.
Hourly Fee for Services
Our 2017 fees are $25 per hour for daytime support and $35 for overnight hours for singletons.
Twins are $35 per hour for daytime support and $45 per hour for overnight.
Flexible payment options are available. FSA and HSA are accepted.
Please take a few minutes to explore all of the support options we have to offer at Mamatoto Village. If you have any questions about our services, feel free to contact us.