Postpartum Doula

Alexis E

Postpartum & Newborn Care Consultant

Alexis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Certified BEST Doula with over 10 years of experience supporting families. She received a Bachelor of Science in Child & Family Studies from Louisiana State University in 2007 and a Master’s of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. Her own journey into motherhood inspired her to serve families as they navigate new parenthood and in 2016 she became certified as a doula. Alexis’ unique expertise allows her to bridge the gap between birth and mental health and she is passionate about supporting parents in their physical and emotional healing during the perinatal period. She believes wholeheartedly in the healing power of relationships and feels emotional support is a critical component in the sacred space of birth and postpartum.

Alexis has two tiny humans and one moody pup that she raises with the help of caffeine and a very tall husband. She enjoys Netflix binging, chic lit, snoballs, and blogging.

Here's How Alexis Can Help

Postpartum Wellness and Newborn Care

Option 1: Emotional & Physical Recovery from Birth

  • Processing your birth
  • Normal postpartum adjustment (the “baby blues”) vs. Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMAD)
  • Postpartum Depression in fathers
  • PMAD self-assessment tools and referrals
  • Optimizing rest and healing for mom/how your partner can support healing
  • Practicing self-care
  • Creating a postpartum plan

Option 2: Infant Wellness & Bonding

  • Feeding
  • Typical feeding schedules
  • How to know breastfeeding is going well and baby is getting their needs met
  • Improving supply
  • Comfortable nursing positions and setting up a nursing space
  • Deciding to switch to formula
  • Best pumping practices
  • Babywearing: Assistance choosing and learning to use the carrier/wrap that works best for you
  • Understanding the benefits of skin-to-skin
  • Fourth Trimester

Option 3: Basic Newborn Care

  • Bathing
  • Diapering
  • Traditional vs. cloth
  • Understanding normal output
  • Infant soothing
  • Swaddling
  • Normal sleep patterns

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