Hiring a postpartum doula was definitely a financial splurge for us, but we decided that we would be much better parents if we were getting the support we needed. We had no idea just how helpful Kelly would be. She not only provided us with welcome comfort and relief when she showed up at our home, but also offered support on her days off when we would call her with questions about anything from breastfeeding to specific questions about crying cues. She’s very well connected into the newborn care community and gave us countless tips about the best baby products, baby wearing, and new-parent resources — in addition to a very helpful checklist on how to hire a nanny. If you’re on the fence about hiring a doula to help you with breastfeeding, sleep, newborn care, and transitioning to parenthood my advice is this: Go for it, but make sure you hire a really good one. We’d be happy to talk to expectant parents personally if it makes your decision easier. If you’re lucky enough to get a slot with Kelly, you can rest assured you’re in great hands.