First-class support for parents

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 Navigation

Helping families get their bearings when baby comes home.

I highly recommend Ballast & Buoy for any new parent. . .She really helped us find our groove with the new baby and gave us the support we needed to get through the worst of the “new-parent” haze.


Portland, Maine

As a new dad, I found Jessica’s insight, warmth, reliability, and honesty to be exactly what we needed as we moved into this new stage in our lives. My wife and kid loved her too. Thank you, Jess!


Portland, Maine

I cannot say enough good things about Jessica. She worked with us to understand our needs, and then delivered on the plan we worked out together. She showed our entire family the utmost respect and care.

Jess B.

Portland, Maine

On the blog

Teething 101: Demystifying the process and sorting fact from fiction to find relief for our drooly, fussy babies.


“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.

Pregnancy loss

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