Union Doula

Helping new parents focus on what's important.

Rina Brulé

Certified Postpartum Doula

About Me

Babies and kids have always been a big part of my life - I started “babysitting” at age 10, worked at sleep-away camps through college, and my husband and I were very emotionally ready to start a family. Despite all of the preparation - birth classes, parenting classes, books - becoming parents was a huge transition for us. Breastfeeding was challenging and it took my daughter a month to get back to birth weight.

During that time, I felt like an octopus and a turtle at the same time. Reaching out for resources wherever I could find them, while simultaneously wanting to crawl back in my shell and get a good solid break from reality. Once the fog lifted later, it was clear to me that I wanted to help new families during that incredible, terrifying, wonderful, overwhelming, beautiful “fourth trimester.”

Through Union Doula, I will support your family as you transition into your new reality, whether you’re first-time parents or expanding your existing family. I will be the octopus when you need more hands, resources, referrals, and tips. I will protect your space when you need to retreat to your shell, and make sure things keep running while you do.

I am a Certified Postpartum Doula through DONA International.

What does a Postpartum Doula do?

A postpartum doula is a non-medical professional who provides support to your entire family during the first few months after the arrival of your baby. Families enjoy support as they transition into parenthood with the gentle guidance of a doula who has experience with newborn care, maternal recovery, the development of family systems, and breastfeeding, to name a few. Whether it be cooking a meal, doing some light housework, or taking care of baby so that parents can grab a nap, a postpartum doula helps you and your family settle into your new life with ease. For more information on the role and benefits of a postpartum doula, see the resources below.

Services

My services include, but are not limited to the items listed below. I am happy to work with you to address any unique concern your family might have.

  • Breastfeeding support and instruction
  • Maternal postnatal care
  • Baby soothing skills, including swaddling
  • Newborn care including bathing, diapering and umbilical cord care
  • Meal preparation
  • Light housekeeping and errands
  • Baby-wearing education and assistance
  • Baby equipment expertise
  • Referrals to local resources
  • Sibling and pet care
  • Preparation for the transition back to the workplace
  • Breast pump instruction, cleaning and tips

Pricing

My hourly rates are below. You may also consider choosing a package for discounted pricing. Please contact me for scheduling and purchase.

Hourly Rates

Daytime

$25 / hour

  • Support between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Must schedule a minimum of 4 hours

Nighttime

$30 / hour

  • Support between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.
  • Must schedule a minimum of 8 hours

Package Rates

24 Hour Bundle

$550

  • 24 hours of love for your new bundle
  • Daytime shifts only
  • Can be scheduled in shifts of 4-8 hours

48 Hour Bundle

$1,100

  • 48 hours of love for your new bundle
  • Daytime shifts only
  • Can be scheduled in shifts of 4-8 hours

5 Overnights Bundle

$1,250

  • Includes 5 9-hour overnight shifts
  • Typically scheduled from 10 p.m. - 7 a.m.
  • Excellent gift of sleep to new parents

10 Overnights Bundle

$2,500

  • Includes 10 9-hour overnight shifts
  • Typically scheduled from 10 p.m. - 7 a.m.
  • Excellent gift of sleep to new parents

Resources

Recommended Links

Testimonials

Relieving stress during my postpartum experience was essential for me as a mom of 3. Having a few hours of support during the day allowed me to pay more attention to my newborn and helped me have time for myself to heal after my c-section. Rina was so positive, caring, helpful and supportive during my last pregnancy. I highly recommend treating yourself and your family to the benefits of a doula ”

- Harmony

Rina was amazing! We were referred via a local provider. Rina was immediately responsive and jumped right in to help new parents of a 6 week old baby. We ended up working with her for about 6 months. Rina was helpful in so many ways. She made us feel less overwhelmed, she was such a good listener, and we felt so much safer with her around. I would totally recommend her to any new parents! ”

- Allison

Rina had a wonderfully holistic approach for helping me recover from birth and sleep deprivation with my little one and she helped support our whole family during the process. Highly recommend! ”

- Lexi

Contact

Let's talk about how I can help you relax into parenthood.

Union Doula

rina@uniondoula.com
(503) 701-0493