Postpartum Care Services

Choosing Your Postpartum Home Care / Postpartum Doula

To accommodate a range of needs, experience levels, and budgets, we provide a few options when it comes to choosing your guide:

Postpartum Doulas and Newborn Care Specialists* all provide support to families with newborns. There are subtle differences between the two, but with us, you get the best of both worlds! We’re happy to care for your baby AND you, and help with whatever you need. We’ll help you figure out how you want to parent, without pushing you into any particular philosophy. We’ll support whatever choices you want to make, completely without judgment, offering suggestions and advice to make things as smooth and easy as possible. We use the terms “doula” and “Newborn Care Specialist” interchangeably, but there’s nothing to decide between – we’re the perfect hybrids, trained and experienced as both.

*NCS's are sometimes called "night nurses", but we don't use that term because we're not licensed medical professionals.

Read more below, or contact us to discuss and customize a plan...

We offer postpartum support for....

Daytime Doula Care

Geared at first time parents who want well-trained, super-experienced help in anything and everything from breastfeeding to meal prep to light housekeeping to organizing baby stuff - our Super Doulas are here for you.

Overnight Doula Care

Hiring an Overnight Doula is truly one of the most magical things you can do for your sanity and the health of your family. Our Postpartum Doulas are also Newborn Care Specialists, which means they are trained and experienced in caring for your newborn - while you sleep.

Live-In Doula Care

You need around the clock support to care for your baby, but it doesn't stop there. Our doulas are there to assist you during your recovery, guide you through the first stages of new parenthood, make sure everyone is fed, and much more.

Doulas and Newborn Care Specialists to support your growing NYC family

Bringing home a newborn makes for a magical day. The long awaited day has finally arrived, and yet there’s likely so much on your mind. Lots of questions. A growing list of to-dos. Keeping your house and home in order. Fostering relationships with your partner, other children, friends and family members. And somewhere in that mix is caring for you … right? That’s what our postpartum care services are here for — to care for you and your newborn. And it comes with lots of benefits:

  • Infant care, including feeding, sleeping, and changing schedules
  • Caring for multiples
  • Nursing and lactation support
  • Sleep coaching
  • Self care and emotional support
  • Light housekeeping, including meal preparation, light cleaning, laundry, and running errands
  • Post-operative C-section Care
  • Customized care to meet your family’s specific needs and preferences

What People Are Saying...

Happy Family After
4.9
Based on 13 Reviews
Carys W.
Carys W.
2024-04-23 18:35:52
Worth EVERY penny we paid, and then some. We had HFA doulas with us starting from the night we brought each of my children home from the hospital (2021,...
Ashley K.
Ashley K.
2024-04-11 07:59:07
Happy Family After exceeded our expectations in every way possible. From the moment we arrived home from the hospital with our newborn son, their postpartum...
Whitney J.
Whitney J.
2024-03-26 10:17:07
We had a great experience with our Doula from Happy Family After. Everything about the experience was convenient, flexible and very helpful. Definitely...
Danielle M.
Danielle M.
2024-01-09 07:03:07
We welcomed our second son in October 2023 and used HFA for overnight care. It saved us. We worked with both Sara and Tiffany and they were fantastic. I...
Bar S.
Bar S.
2020-04-07 10:25:26
We used Happy Family After to help us with sleep training. Devon was a lifesaver and a miracle worker. Our 6 month old would not sleep in his crib or...
Paige H.
Paige H.
2019-03-18 17:24:56
I can't believe how easy and painless Mama's Best Friend made sleep training. My 10 month old was a terrible sleeper, waking every 1-2 hours every night and...
Laura M.
Laura M.
2019-01-15 06:54:57
Devon and our doula, Leslie, were an absolute joy! My husband and I are first time parents, and were overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted when we came home...
Ronika S.
Ronika S.
2018-09-06 07:18:42
Devon and her team of doulas are a LIFE SAVING TEAM! I've never heard of the doula service until my husband started searching for night time help when my...
Lynn M.
Lynn M.
2018-05-25 13:27:10
Suzanne was a complete joy to work with and our son Asher immediately was calmed by her deep knowledge in all things baby! I would highly recommend this...

Why Choose Happy Family After for Postpartum Care Services

Well, first, having a postpartum doula is like taking a unicorn ride from one cloud of joy to another! How can you say ‘no’ to that?! Seriously though, NYC families choose Happy Family After for lots of reasons.

  • Our doulas are schooled on postpartum needs to see that you get proper nutrition, hydration, emotional, physical and even some household support.
  • We understand there are lots of approaches to parenting. We honor your wishes by collaborating with you, providing evidence-based guidance, and supporting your values.
  • Many of our caregivers are Certified Lactation Counselors and Sleep Trainers and can offer extra feeding support and sleep shaping advice.
  • With a team of doulas who communicate with each other to provide consistency of care, you have flexibility to meet your ever-changing needs.

Get in touch and let’s get you started with support today.

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