Creative Comfort Doulas

I'm Franchesca, a devoted caregiver with a heart as big as the ocean and a passion for making a positive difference in the lives of others. With three amazing young men and two beautiful daughters of my own, caregiving comes naturally to me, and I thrive on providing love, support, and guidance to those around me.

As a member of the National Black Doula Association, I am deeply committed to serving my community and empowering individuals and families throughout their unique journeys. I'm currently on the path to becoming a certified Lactation Counselor, driven by my belief in the transformative power of breastfeeding and the importance of providing informed, compassionate support to new parents.

With a caring and calm demeanor, I strive to create a nurturing and supportive environment where everyone feels valued, heard, and respected. Whether it's lending a helping hand during the postpartum period, offering guidance on breastfeeding and infant care, or simply providing a listening ear and a shoulder to lean on, I'm here to support you every step of the way.

When I'm not busy caring for others, you can find me soaking up the sun at the beach or hitting the dance floor to the rhythm of life. I believe in finding joy in the simple pleasures, embracing each moment with gratitude and enthusiasm.

I'm thrilled to connect with you and embark on this journey together. Let's create beautiful moments and meaningful memories as we navigate the joys and challenges of life, hand in hand.

Supporting Wellbeing

What is the goal of a Post-partnum doula?

The goal of a post-partum doula is to support mom through the postpartum period and to help the family create foundations.

Post-partum doula support plays a vital role in the overall well-being and recovery of new mothers, offering unique benefits that family and friends may not be able to provide. While the love and support of family and friends are invaluable, professional doula assistance brings a level of expertise and specialized care that can greatly enhance the post-partum experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Post-partnum doula support just as important as family and friends?

Postpartum doulas are trained professionals who specialize in supporting mothers during the challenging post-birth period. They have an in-depth understanding of the physical, emotional, and psychological changes that occur during this time, allowing them to provide expert guidance and support. Unlike family and friends, who may have good intentions but lack the necessary knowledge and experience, doulas can offer evidence-based information, practical skills, and personalized care tailored to the mother's specific needs.

Secondly, doulas provide invaluable emotional support. The post-partum period can bring a range of emotions, including joy, sadness, anxiety, and exhaustion. Doulas are skilled at nurturing and comforting new mothers, offering a non-judgmental and compassionate presence. Their presence can create a safe space for mothers to share their feelings, concerns, and fears, helping them navigate the emotional rollercoaster that often accompanies the post-partum period. While family and friends may have the best intentions, they may inadvertently add to the emotional stress by offering unsolicited advice or judgment.

Furthermore, post-partum doulas assist with practical tasks that are essential for the well-being of both the mother and the baby. They can provide guidance on breastfeeding, help with newborn care, offer assistance with household chores, prepare meals, and provide respite for the mother to rest and recover. This level of practical support can greatly alleviate the burden on family and friends, allowing them to focus on offering their love and emotional support rather than feeling overwhelmed by the multitude of responsibilities.

Another crucial aspect of post-partum doula support is the continuity of care they provide. While family and friends may have other commitments or limited availability, doulas are dedicated solely to supporting the mother and her newborn. They can offer consistent assistance during the critical early weeks and months, ensuring that the mother receives the continuous care she needs to recover, bond with her baby, and navigate the many challenges that arise.

What does overnight post-partum doula support look like?

During overnight doula support, our doulas offer a range of services tailored to meet the specific needs of each family. We understand that every family is different, so we customize our support to fit your individual preferences and requirements. Whether you are a first-time parent or have multiple children, our doulas are skilled in providing the care and guidance you need.

Throughout the night, our doulas will be there to assist you with various aspects of newborn care. This includes helping with feeding, whether it's breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, and ensuring that your baby is comfortable and well-rested. We can also provide guidance on soothing techniques, help with diaper changes, and offer support in establishing a night-time routine that works for you and your baby.

What is the minimum amount of hours in a supportive shift?  

In a supportive shift, the minimum amount of hours required is 4 hours. This ensures that we can provide adequate care and assistance to our clients.

How do I schedule Post-partum doula support? 

To schedule Post- partum doula support, simply send us an email. Our team at Creative Comfort Doulas is ready to assist you in caring for your newborn. By reaching out to us via email.

Providing nurturing support and encouragement

As a postpartum doula, I offer comprehensive support and connection to new mothers who may be feeling isolated or lonely after childbirth. Through regular in-home visits, phone check-ins, and emotional support, I provide a compassionate and understanding presence to help mothers navigate the challenges of the postpartum period.

Additionally, I facilitate connections with other new mothers in the community through support groups, mommy-and-me classes, and online forums. By creating a supportive network of peers who are experiencing similar challenges and joys, mothers can find comfort, validation, and companionship during this transitional time.

I also encourage mothers to prioritize self-care and seek opportunities for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Whether it's taking a soothing bath, going for a walk in nature, or enjoying a cup of tea, self-care practices can help mothers replenish their energy and nurture their well-being.

By providing holistic support and fostering connections, I help mothers overcome feelings of isolation and loneliness, empowering them to embrace the joys of motherhood with confidence and resilience.