Postpartum Doula Profile

Meet

Caitlan Wilber

Postpartum Doula

I am a DONA-trained Postpartum Doula and owner of Sage Support.

No experience of my life has been as foundation-rattling as having my first child. My husband and I lived far from family and friends, and - like most - our family had other day-to-day responsibilities that kept them busy. Add in a (short) NICU stay, early feeding challenges, and insufficient paternity leave, and I was a mess.

In those early days, in between visits from our mothers and sisters, I constructed a tiny village of “nice ladies” - lactation consultants, speech language pathologists, and a weekly breastfeeding group - to put myself back together and stabilize my daughter’s eating. Through that process, I learned about the work of postpartum doulas.

I believe that our country needs significant policy changes that better support families, birthing people, and infants. In the meantime, postpartum doulas can help fill that gap.

I went through DONA postpartum doula and breastfeeding training in January 2021, and I’m working on the final requirements to be fully certified.