Services & Pricing
Postpartum Doula Services
Birth, in all its magic, has an end. Parenthood is forever.
Your postpartum experience is significant!
Imagine...you have just given birth or become a parent to your newborn. You have read all the baby books, bought all the suggested baby items, and attended birthing or parenting classes all in anticipation of holding your baby. Now, baby's here. You're home alone with no nurses, doctors, or midwives. Sleep deprivation and dirty diapers become your new norm. Given you likely won't see one of these professionals again until your or baby's 6 week check-up, you deserve to have support, rest, and knowledge for yourself and your baby!
That's where postpartum doula services come in!
Most families do not consider how they will parent...until they become parents! As a result, it is common for couples to struggle with differing parenting styles. ParenTechnique's Parent Consultant services will help you (and your partner), to work as a parenting team! Together we will navigate your parenting beliefs through processing how you were parented, exploring how that has effected your role as a parent, and sift through the often unsolicited advice parents receive from family and friends!
Wouldn't it be nice to have a listening ear, some one to answer questions regarding "all things baby," and time for taking a nap, shower, or enjoying a cup of tea?
Postpartum Doula services can help you with:
Processing your birth/adoption experience
Breast or Bottle Feeding
Diapering (cloth or disposable)
Setting up home to be baby friendly
Newborn sleeping & soothing techniques
Accompanying you and baby to postpartum and pediatric visits
Wading through the mounds of (often unsolicited) parental advice
Meal prep & planning
Freedom for self care such as napping, showering, & enjoying cup of tea!
Mental health consultation for perinatal mood or anxiety disorders by a licensed clinician
And much, MUCH more!
Initial Consultation is 1.5 hours. Sessions occur weekly for 1 hour with approximately 10 to 12 sessions total. Sessions occur in the comfort of your home which allows for optimal assessment & treatment of challenging behaviors.
Assessment of Problem:
Tantrums, aggression, noncompliance? Services take place in the comfort of your own home so that I can assess and recommend interventions specific to the behaviors and environment.
Setting Rules and Boundaries:
I can help develop age appropriate expectations for your child. Just as crucial, I will also help you find new ways to reinforce these positive behaviors when they occur.
My clinical experience allows me to assist in repairing damaged relationships, be it as simple as miscommunications of as serious as life trauma.
Initial Assessment: $100.00
*Sliding fee scale is available for those in need of assistance. Please call for more information.
Forms of Payment Accepted:
Cash, Check, Credit/Debit Card
Postpartum Doula Packages
Package #1: 20 Hours
Package #2: 40 Hours
Package #3: 100 Hours
Initial Consultation: During the initial consultation I meet with you, your partner, or any other person who will support you postpartum. Initial consultation can occur in your home or in a public setting such as a coffee or tea shop.
Packages: Services are charged at an hourly rate of $35.00.
All packages require minimum intervals of 2 hours.
**I provide overnight postpartum hours as long as I have availability. Overnight hours require a minimum of a 10/hr block.
Overnight hours are charged at $40.00 per hour.
Nikki Colodny, M.Ed., MD
"I recommend Autumn Ingram, LMSW without reservation. Autumn’s blend of competence, knowledge and kindness is extraordinary. I would send my daughter, and her family, to Autumn in a flash and know that they were receiving excellent information, support, and /or guidance."
Emily Pagano, Parent
"Autumn is a wealth of knowledge—I took her cloth diapering workshop and went from feeling completely overwhelmed about potentially cloth diapering, to confidently planning to cloth diaper the daughter we were expecting. We also found Autumn to be really caring and supportive; she was incredibly patient in answering our questions and focused on helping our family figure out what was right for us. We’re looking forward to checking out her other workshops and postpartum support services!"
John and Pam S.
Parents, Tolland County
"My wife and I wanted to take a moment to express our appreciation to you and your staff for working with you to complete the Triple P-Positive Parenting program. It’s been a little over a year since our family participated in the program and we feel very well prepared to help our child through difficult situations in the future.
At first, as you may remember, we were very skeptical to reach out for your help and involve you in our issues. Thanks to your gentle persuasion and confidence in your skills and the Triple P Program, we accepted your offer to help us and we started the program in the summer of 2015. Two week after we started the program, we knew we made the right decision as we realized that all parents could benefit from this course!
In looking back, Triple P really clicked for us when we implemented the techniques we learned from the Triple P videos and the role playing. Just a few weeks after working with you, we were already gaining new ground. By rewarding her for her positive actions, and making her accountable for her own decisions, we have learned how to treat other with respect and we have grown stronger as a family.
If you ever need a referral or are working with a family who may be skeptical of the Triple P Program, please let me know. We would be thrilled to recommend you and the program!
Thank you again for the opportunity to work with you and the valuable skills you have given our family."