A postpartum doula typically works with a family for 12 weeks, but every family’s needs are unique. For example, more complicated births or premature babies might require an increased time frame of 16 weeks or more.
Daytime and overnight shifts are available. YesBabyCare will help you create a schedule that fits with your needs, following these guidelines:
- Daytime shifts start at a minimum of 4 hours and can be as long as 12 hours.
- Overnight shifts start at a minimum of 8 hours and can be as long as 12 hours.
Rates for postpartum doulas start at $50/hr. YesBabyCare recommends booking your postpartum doula at least 2-3 months prior to your due date as highly experienced candidates book up quickly.