My name is Madison Fugere, and I am the person behind Serene Moments LLC. I want to welcome you to my website! I am a DONA certified Postpartum Doula, CPSM certified Sleep consultant & former daycare manager with a BA degree in Child and Family Studies. Here on my website you will find information and support for all things postpartum, sleep & more! Feel free to look around and reach out if you have any questions or are interested in chatting more! I look forward to chatting!
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Commonly Asked Questions
What Is A Postpartum Doula?
A postpartum doula is a support person for birthing people, newborns & their families in a non-medical manner. Postpartum doulas have special expertise in the first 3 months postpartum (also known as the 4th trimester) making them helpful in this new adjustment. By offering support during this transitional time, families are able to feel confident in their parenting skills and enjoy the ‘Serene Moments’!
What Tasks do Doulas Complete?
Postpartum doulas’ provide a variety of support depending on the clients needs on any given day. Check out (insert page here) to find out more about those tasks!
How Long Does a Doula Work with a Family?
Postpartum doulas’ have expertise in the first 3 months of life, which is also known as the 4th trimester. However, this does not mean that support needs to be exactly 3 months. Some clients request support everyday for the first week or two and others do a day or two a week for the full 3 months. However, our average time with clients is about 7-8 weeks.
What Areas do you service?
For postpartum support, I service the greater Merrimack Valley area. Anything within a 35 mile round trip radius of me (Lowell, MA) is included in pricing listed. For clients outside of the 35 mile round trip radius, an aditional charge per mile (according to the current IRS rate) will be added to invoices! For sleep support, I am able to service almost anywhere since support is done virtually!
What is the Payment Process?
Upon your decision to move forward with postpartum or sleep support, you will be emailed a few documents to sign as well as an invoice. For sleep clients, the invoice must be paid in full and once that is sent I will begin preparing your specialized sleep plan. For postpartum clients, there is a 20% deposit due to hold your spot and then payment will be due every Saturday at midnight for the following weeks worth of service.
How do I enroll in your services?
Please fill out the inquiry form here
What Is Your Method of Sleep Training?
There are many methods and approaches I use when it comes to sleep training. I truly believe that success is best met when the method of sleep training that is being implemented truly matches the child’s personality, the parenting style & the family as a whole. This means that depending on the child, parents & family different methods are suggested and implemented. This is why I make a specialized sleep plan for each child that I work with!
Why Is Your Sleep Training Virtual?
I truly believe that sleep training is all about confidence & consistency. Sleep training is something that once implemented has to be kept consistent. Therefore, I find that virtual support works best as I am not only able to teach the child to sleep, but I am able to educate and empower parents in supporting their child through this process. Once they have established healthy sleep hygiene with their child they are able to keep things consistent and when things derail the child’s sleep (such as teething, vacations, daylight savings, sleep regression, etc.) they are able to re-establish these skills.