Postpartum care to nurture, educate, and support you and your family.

Serving Connecticut and Western Massachusetts

Every Family Deserves a Village

Hi, I am so glad you are here! The focus of Nurtured Blossoms Doula Care is to nurture the family especially the mother. So often in the United States we like to say "it takes a village to raise a child" but where is the village once the baby visits are over? It seems today our sense of community is not what it once was. At Nurtured Blossoms we work to restore that sense of community for families. Nurtured Blossoms is here to allow the family to rest, to get nourishment and to process this new change of adding a baby to their lives. We are also here to educate on all the minute details and specifics which new parents may wonder about their little ones. We can be there to help you keep up with the home while you are healing in addition to providing breastfeeding support which sometimes doesn't come as naturally as we would like it to.

Daytime Support

Daytime support consists of usually a mix of focusing on mom and baby and walking alongside you during your day. Daytime support can look different for each family and each day. My role as a postpartum doula can entail:

Allowing mom and dad to spend some time resting 

Helping with breastfeeding such as educating on what a good latch looks like, feeding positions, and referrals if needed. 

Educating and helping with newborn care such as diapering, feeding, swaddling, and soothing. 

Providing emotional support and guidance on this new journey.

Processing your birth story 

Helping with light household chores such as dishes, laundry, sweeping. 

Overnight Support

The goal of overnight support is to help you as new parents get rest while knowing your precious little one is in safe hands. Hours for overnights are usually between 9:00pm to 5:00am or 10:00pm to 6:00am. This doesn't mean you won't hear baby cry at times, because every newborn wakes pretty frequently, but you can rest assured knowing someone is attentively comforting and taking care of your baby's needs. If you are bottle feeding then the postpartum doula would feed baby a bottle, change baby's diaper, and get them back to sleep. If you need to pump then we can wake you to pump and wash the pump parts so they are ready to go for the next pumping session. If you are breastfeeding then we will bring baby to you to nurse and take baby when they are finished nursing and get them back to sleep. 

Meal Prep Services

The goal of meal prep is for me to focus solely on cooking you nourishing foods for you and your family to enjoy. So you can focus on more important things such as resting and caring and bonding with your little one or older siblings. So you have one less thing to worry about. 

When purchasing meal prep services I will provide you with a list of recipes to choose from. My goal with these recipes is for them to be things that can be eaten throughout the week. These include breakfast items such as baked oatmeal or pancakes, snacks such as energy/lactation balls, dinner recipes such as lemon dill chicken noodle soup, quinoa bowls, curry lentil soup, and oven baked salmon. 

You will choose the recipes you want prepared. You can either purchase the ingredients from the store yourself, have them delivered to you via Instacart, or I can purchase them for you for an additional fee. I then come to your home at the scheduled time and spend about 2 to 3 hours preparing your meals and placing them in your fridge for you to enjoy later. 

Specific meal prep services can be purchased as a stand alone service or in addition to in-home doula care services.