Hannah Mahlstedt, Doula
Get to know Me
I'm Hannah. I grew up near the small town of Cokato, Minnesota. I have always loved babies, and have been told stories of all the babies I held growing up... to the point of not even minding when the mama said..."they are fussy, but if you don't mind to work through it with them, that would be helpful."
Then... I also am a sister to four younger siblings... so I grew up knowing how to interact with babies from the start.
My next passion was helping our Great Pyrenees dogs whelp. It sounds crazy, but even that experience is what brought me to understand myself more, and my love for pregnancy, delivery, aftercares, and helping others during this special time.
I also grew up understanding at a young age about natural alternatives... in fact, I do not remember a time of not knowing... it is just what we did to work on our immune systems, and gaining overall health. This includes being in a traditional sauna, from about a couple weeks old.
What's a Doula
A doula is a professional labor assistant who provides physical and emotional support to you and your partner during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. For instance: attention to physical comfort through techniques such as touch and massage and assistance with comfort.
A postpartum doula provides care to a family with a new born baby.
Pregnancy & Birth Support
1 Free non-obligatory consultation before hire
(10 minutes by phone, video call, or in person).
2 Prenatal Visits, non medical
- Birth Plan assistance
- Postpartum Support Plan
- Resources & Education
-Unlimited Texts, Emails, & Calls during Pregnancy
On Call from 39 weeks up to Birth
(full support during labor, no time limit)
1 Postpartum Visit
- Review Birth Experience
- Additional Resources & Information
* Alternative measures taken to make sure that if I can not for some reason be present during your labor and birth, another Doula will be present and supporting you in my stead.
Additional Postpartum Care
Postpartum Care is unique for each person, mix and match what you need:
Space to Process Birth Story
(e.g. recovery, lactation, how to basic baby care, ext.)
Postpartum Care Visits to allow for Selfcare/Sleep Assistance (e.g. caring for baby while you recover/rest)
Tidying up your Home
(e.g. dishes, laundry, basic cleaning, ext.)
Meal Prepping for the Week.
OVERNIGHT DULA CARE:
Overnight care with a Doula can happen on the first night or it could be anytime after. the main goal of this care is to allow parents time to adjust and rest while baby is well taken care of so that you can enjoy a nights rest.
General Help Looks Like:
Burping and settling baby back to sleep after nursing
Light House duties (e.g. laundry, dishes, meals, cleaning, etc.)
Pricing Varies per Bundle. Average Hourly Price is $35
Overnight Care $50
“Hannah was a great addition to my birth story. She is the best.”