Services

Assisting with planning your support systems before and after birth. Ensuring the community and support is there for you as a family so you can focus on this sacred time to bond and rest.

 

Planning can include but isn't limited to: identifying where/when extra support may be needed, clarifying boundaries, tools for nourishing self and partnership, work transition planning, and more.

breastfeeding support and guidance

Providing support and reassurance to mother during the breastfeeding process. Assisting with pumping setup, familiarity and cleaning. Answering any questions or concerns around breastfeeding with evidence-based answers, sharing pumping information and guidance, providing books and other resources, providing references to other professionals as needed.

self-care and healing facilitation

Assisting with and encouraging self-care practices specific to the mother's needs.  Providing information for the new mother's partner or family in order to assist in self-care practices and observation for signs of infection and/or postpartum depression, and more. 

Self-care practice examples include: soaks, napping, light massage/acupressure points, belly binding, steaming prep, etc.

postpartum planning

post-birth emotional support/processing 

Answering any questions and listening to the birth story. Being there for the family as a listener and holding non-judgemental space and reassurance. Providing referrals to professionals as needed for further emotional healing.

newborn care

Guidance and insight on diapering, feeding, baby-wearing, bathing, comforting, bonding and more.  Introduction to and on-going support with Elimination Communication practices.

nutritional support

Preparing light meals/snacks that support the postpartum healing process. Giving insight on evidence based research around nutrition in the postpartum period.

This can include light tidying up, help with laundry/dishes, running small errands, infant home organization and more. Your postpartum  

household ease & flow

This can include light tidying up, help with laundry/dishes, running small errands, infant home organization and more. Your postpartum  

Contact Me

Amanda Scharpf

Tel: 415.912.8975

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