First-class  postpartum family care

Baby on the way? The birth is only the beginning. Bringing a new baby home knocks everyone a bit off course. Ballast & Buoy will help you navigate the postpartum passage by:

  • making sure you are nourished, rested, and validated;
  • coaching you through the practicalities of postpartum recovery;
  • keeping your household organized;
  • listening when you feel like talking and holding space for you when you don’t.

There’s a time when every new parent needs help…usually about the time you walk in the front door. We’ll keep the ship afloat while you settle in at home as a family. Our postpartum doula services will simplify your life for comfort and ease. Whether we’re preparing delicious family meals, running errands, or giving you a little time for yourself, we’ll help you all stabilize and stay afloat.

Ballast & Buoy Postpartum Family Care

Helping families get their bearings when baby comes home.

What's a postpartum doula?

I’ll help you be well rested, well fed, and well equipped when baby comes home.

On the blog

The grand opening at Rosemont Wellness Center in March 2018 means more fun and support for parents in southern Maine.


“Jessica’s services paid dividends for my entire family, and I recommend her to every pregnant person I know.” (Reid, Portland)

Parent groups

Need to get out of the house? Here’s where and when to meet other parents with babies in greater Portland.

Gift certificates

They don’t need more stuffed animals. Give them the best baby gift: practical, professional support at home.

Pregnancy loss

If the unthinkable happens, here’s where to find help in Maine and beyond. You are not alone.