South Coast Baby Company

Post Partum Support

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Kelly Michelle Plair

MS, LMFT, PD (DONA)

Meet your Post Partum Support Person.

Providing in-home care for families in the Thibodaux, Louisiana area.

Will I Need Support After Baby is Home?

Many parents are focused on the excitement of pregnancy, birth and the arrival of their baby that they sometimes don't consider what happens once baby is home. I've been there, too. Becoming a parent is this life-altering thing that one can rarely be truly prepared for it.


Have you heard of the Fourth Trimester? This is what begins once birth is done and life as a parent begins. 

Positive Results of Competent Care

Having the right care during your post partum period has so many benefits. Some of them are:

  • ​Reduced anxiety
  • Improved postpartum mental health
  • Boosted self-esteem
  • Increased confidence
  • Family bonding and support for partners and siblings
  • Comfort and reassurance
  • More positive long-term memories
  • Greater satisfaction with the overall birth and postpartum experience

Benefits of Specialized Care

Kelly has been trained specifically to support you through this moment. With a deep knowledge of family systems and a wealth of experience working in professional settings with them, Kelly's passion for being with families at this junction of their lives has led her here.


You will receive the benefit of Kelly's years of training and experience working with families and individuals in a therapeutic setting. Her fresh focus on the family's transition to parenthood and a deep passion for newborn babies and supporting new parents will be evident in the care provided to you and your family. 

Feeding Support

One of the most important things we do as parents is feed our babies. We will guide you in making sure all is well and seek additional support if any unforeseen issues arise.

Emotional Support

Sometimes a listening ear makes all the difference. We genuinely want to hear about your pregnancy and birth experiences and help you process any thoughts and feelings you have lingering.

Educate

One of the most important things we do is educate. We want you to know all the things we know so that you feel confident and secure in your parenting.

Soothing

We have the magic touch for soothing babies. We will show you how. Swaddling, babywearing, and other soothing techniques will become part of your parenting repertoire. 

Light Housekeeping

Our goal is to help you focus on taking care of self & baby. Let us pitch in so you can do the important things.

Meal Prep

You must be taken care of in order to care for others. We will help with meal prep, light cooking, cleanup, and grocery prep as needed.

Supporting Whole Family

In this time of transition to new status quo, you can really benefit from having a neutral presence to provide feedback and support to all members of your family system.

Sibling Help

Integrating siblings is a very important facet of the fourth trimester. Let us give you a hand with doing so gently and joyfully.

Night Time Support

Lucky for you, we work nights! Let's plan for some night visits so you can rest while baby is in trusted care. We look forward to being there for you.

Our Support Services

We perform any of the following as needed

  • One-on-one hands-on support for birthing parent
  • Tending to baby (diapering, bathing, feeding and comforting)
  • Giving you time to sleep, shower, or take a walk
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Help with the emotional and physical recovery after birth
  • Planning, cooking & preparing meals
  • Tending to siblings
  • Checking in and processing emotional needs
  • Light housekeeping (help with laundry, cleaning)
  • Running errands
  • Educating family - baby soothing techniques, sibling care, self-care, family adjustment, parent-baby bonding, basic newborn care, feeding 
  • Referring to local resources as needed for additional support.

What Makes Us Unique

We want you to be completely confident that our services are the right fit for your family. Here are some things to consider.

  • TRAINING: We have targeted all of our years of experience, education, and practice to focus on the precise support that you need right now.
    • Kelly studied psychology, child development, and family sciences and earned a Master's Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy in 2011. She has worked with individuals and families of various walks of life and is passionate about families and children. 
    • Kelly completed her Post Partum Doula training through DONA International in April 2021.
  • EXPERIENCE: Becoming a mother in 2013 was when Kelly gained a sense of purpose. Nothing can really prepare you for the change that happens when you become a parent. Thankfully, with experience under our belts, we can lend our expertise and wisdom, including knowing when to seek additional support.
  • PASSION: There is nothing better than a newborn baby. We have a love for being with you and supporting you in these moments. It is a special time of transition filled with joy.
  • VALUES: Part of who we are as a company is our high regard for upholding our values- authenticity, honesty, integrity, non-judgment, acceptance, kindness, and growth. These are what define us and we hope to reflect these values in our work. 
    • Honest relationships are to be who you are without fear of judgment. This is of utmost importance. 
    • Acceptance of you, where you are, without judgment. We aim to have honest discussions with kindness.
    • Growth is what happens as a result of the process.

More about Kelly

What our customers are saying

Kelly was instrumental in getting me through the early days with a newborn and a toddler. She truly has a heart for new moms and knows how to help to make it easier. And she's an excellent cook!

- Allison

By Your Side, When You Need Us

Trust us to support you

Daytime

Typically between the hours of 8am - 3pm, we will be with you to help with feeding & soothing baby, light housekeeping, and meal prep as needed. 

Evening

Evenings can be chaotic at times. If one partner returns from work in the evening, we can be there to lend a hand while you catch up on your day or go for a walk. We can help with dinner and cleanup, baby's bath time & bedtime routine as well.

After School

If you have older children, after school may be an important time to have a helping hand. We can tend to the baby and plan a snack while you help with homework and spend quality time with the other children.

Overnight

Sleep is so important. Let us help you get some restful sleep so that you can be present and feel rested throughout the day. During the night, let us tend to your baby with diaper changes & soothing. We will bring baby to you for feedings.

Packages

Compare the our service packages and find the best fit for you, or create your own using the guide below.

If you decide you need more support or for longer, add more at any time.

Great Start

$750

TOTAL INVESTMENT

A little help getting started

Prenatal Visit

4 Daytime Visits over 2 weeks

1 Overnight Visit

26 hours of Support

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 Make my Days 

$1250

TOTAL INVESTMENT

Days are long,  years are short

Prenatal Visit

12 Daytime Visits

over 4 weeks

48 hours of Support

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 Better Start

$2750

TOTAL INVESTMENT

There for you when you need us

Prenatal Visit

3 Daytime Visits

per week

 for 6 weeks

3 Overnight Visits

over 6 weeks

102 hours of Support

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Good Night

$4450

TOTAL INVESTMENT

So you can rest

Prenatal Visit

8 Daytime Visits

over 8 weeks

12 Overnight Visits 

over 8 weeks

152 hours of Support

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Best Start 

$5450

TOTAL INVESTMENT

Constant support for you

Prenatal Visit

3 Daytime Visits

per week

for 12 weeks

6 Overnight Visits

204 hours of Support

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By the Hour

Daytime Hours

Minimum four hours per visit.

$25

Night time Hours

Overnight hours. 10 hour minimum.

$30

Weekend & Holiday Hours

Saturday & Sunday or Holiday days.

$30

Twins & Multiples

Additional fees may apply for multiple babies

$30

By the Service

Initial Visit

Most often done pre-natally, this is when we will complete our initial interview, answer any and all questions you have about our services, prior to baby's arrival. 

$50

Overnight Visit

One ten hour overnight support visit. We will tend to baby while you get the restful sleep you need. We will bring baby to you to feed and then we will handle the rest.

$300

Daytime Visit

One four hour daytime visit. During this time, we will help tend to baby so you can rest. We will help with siblings if needed. We will offer any assistance with feeding. We will help with light housekeeping such as laundry and tidying, as well as cooking and meal prepping as needed.

$100

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We look forward to being a part of your family's experience in this new chapter of life.

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