My Postpartum Doula 

In home support for families after childbirth  

serving the greater Sacramento area


Support so you can be the parent you want to be 

Enjoy more rest and less stress with in-home doula care. Postpartum doulas are trained to support families during the early weeks after childbirth. Practical help, emotional support, and education are the heart of these services. The doula performs practical household tasks including light housework, errands, preparing nourishing meals, and baby's laundry. The doula is an active listener,  helps with soothing techniques, and breast and/or bottle feeding support. She explains normal newborn development, and what mom can expect physically and emotionally as she recovers from birth. She may spend time with your baby so that parents can rest and do self care.The doula helps family members and even pets adjust in their new roles. When appropriate, the doula refers the client to a healthcare provider and/or provides community resource information. With postpartum doula support, you can focus  on bonding with each other and experience a smoother transition during this sensitive and special time of life.

Jennifer DeLugach

PCD(DONA), BS, RN, PHN, CLEC 

Jennifer is a nurturing caregiver with a passion for helping moms and babies. She is a postpartum doula certified through DONA International. Additionally Jennifer is a RN licensed since 1999 with training and experience in hospital, birth center, and home birth settings. She was trained and worked as a postpartum and well baby nurse at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. She taught childbirth education classes independently, and was certified by ICEA until 2006. She also worked as a RN and midwife's assistant at out of hospital births in the San Francisco bay and Sacramento areas.  Jennifer is the mother of three almost grown children. She has a bachelor of science in Biological Sciences from UC Davis and completed her prelicensure nursing education at UCSF. In 2011 Jennifer enhanced her education with the lactation educator counselor certification (CLEC). She obtained her certification as a postpartum doula from DONA International, PCD(DONA), in 2018 and loves serving families in this role.
  • Email: Jennifer@mypostpartumdoula.com
  • Phone: 916-934-2511

Positive outcomes

 Support during the postpartum period is correlated with breastfeeding success and lower rates of postpartum depression. 
Testimonials
"During the time that I was working with Jennifer I was still trying to help my small for gestational age preemie baby learn how to nurse. My baby had gotten used to bottles while in the NICU and had received formula supplementation from birth. By 8 weeks old she had only nursed successfully 10 times, and we were both very frustrated. Jennifer was very encouraging of my breastfeeding efforts, and gave hands-on assistance several times. By the time baby was 8 weeks old I had worked with several lactation consultants, in addition to Jennifer and decided to accept that I was going to pump and bottle feed rather than breastfeed. Jennifer was a huge help to me in dealing with my guilt over this decision, and I felt that the encouragement and approval of my efforts to give my baby breastmilk helped me give myself permission to do what I felt was best for my well-being as well as my baby's."  - Kelly

Pricing


Weekdays: $35 per hour, 4 hour minimum per session

Weeknights: $40 per hour, 8 hour minimum per session
Twins: $5 more per hour 
Weekends and holidays: $10 more per hour 




Contact 


Email: Jennifer@mypostpartumdoula.com
 
Phone: 916-934-2511