Pregnancy Doula Planning Services
Getting ready to welcome a new little life into your home can be overwhelming, and Baby Bean is here to help make the transition to parenthood as smooth as possible. We take the guesswork and chaos out of your baby preparations, helping you determine which baby gadgets and products best fit your lifestyle and creating a registry of your must have items. We are here to prepare you for your upcoming birth and teach you all you need to know about adjusting to life with a newborn.
Baby Registry and Gear Consultation
With so many baby products available today, it’s hard to know where to start! What should be a fun and exciting project often leaves new parents feeling completely overwhelmed. Let us guide you seamlessly through the process. We have hands on experience with just about every baby product on the market, along with expert knowledge of the latest in safety, quality, design, and function. Join us on a tour of your local baby store and get familiar with all the necessities. We will then create a custom registry based on your unique lifestyle, aesthetic, and budget.
- Up to 3 hours of in-store consultation to match you with just the right gear
- Creation of a customized baby registry at up to two retailers
- Unlimited email communication for two weeks following our consultation and the completion of your registry to allow for follow-up questions
Nursery and Home preparation
Overwhelmed by the baby items accumulating in your home? Need some support and guidance as you get things in order? Let Baby Bean help organize and prepare your nursery and home for baby’s arrival. We’ll work with you to create a comfortable, safe, and functional space that facilitates sleeping, feeding, changing, playing, and bonding with your baby. Rest easy knowing that everything you need to care for your newborn will be right at your fingertips.
- 2-hour in-home consultation to assess your space and create an organizational plan to meet your needs
- Customized list of items and supplies still needed to complete your nursery and home preparation for baby
- Unlimited email communication for two weeks following our consultation to allow for follow-up questions
Prefer that we take charge and make sure everything is in order before baby arrives? Additional hands-on help to prepare and stock your nursery is available at a rate of $50/hour.
Birth Planning Consultation
Planning for the birth of your baby can be overwhelming, especially considering the overwhelming amount of information available online and the many (often conflicting) opinions that people seem to have about how you should be bringing your baby into the world. Let us guide you through the process of discovering your own hopes and expectations about your upcoming birth, reviewing evidence-based birth practices, and learning how to make informed, empowered choices about your care when things don’t go as planned.
At the end of this 2-hour consultation, we will create a customized birth plan that accurately reflects and clearly articulates your preferences about the care you and your baby receive during labor, delivery, and the immediate postpartum period.
- A 2-hour consultation in your home to discuss and identify birth preferences
- Creation of your customized birth plan to share and discuss with your medical provider
- Unlimited email communication for two weeks after receiving your plan to allow for changes and any follow-up questions
- Additional resources and reading suggestions based on your birth preferences
Newborn Care Essentials
Welcoming a new little one into your family is incredibly exciting, but it can also be quite challenging and intimidating as you learn to adapt to your baby’s needs. Our in-home Newborn Care Essentials class will prepare you for everything that comes after the birth, leaving you feeling more confident and better prepared to welcome and care for your newborn. This 3-hour, hands-on class can be customized to cover exactly what you need.
- Feeding (breastfeeding and bottle-feeding)
- Newborn Behavior & Sleep
- Safe Sleep
- Car Seat Safety
- Playing and interaction with your baby
- Developmental Milestones
3-hour private class in your home, Fee: $300
Bringing a new baby into the home can be both exciting and confusing for young children. Our 1-hour Sibling Preparation class is designed to help prepare older children for their new role as big brother or big sister in a fun, interactive, and age-appropriate way.
Children will leave class with increased confidence in their new role and an understanding of what to expect before and after baby arrives. They will learn about being safe with their new baby and have a chance to practice their big sibling skills. We provide plenty of space for children to ask questions and be reassured that they will continue to be loved and cared for after baby arrives. Class can be adjusted for children ages 2-6.
Private class in your home, $100
Need additional support or hands-on help getting things done before your new arrival? Additional consulting hours can be added to any package at a rate of $50/hour.
"I sought out Emily’s help in creating a baby registry, a task that seemed somewhat overwhelming as a first-time-mom-to-be. Emily made it a truly fun and productive experience. In the end, I felt good about what my friends and family might be spending their money on and confident that I would not end up with just a bunch of “stuff” that I felt pressured into getting. Emily has a wealth of knowledge and a humble and gentle way of sharing it. Her sense of humor and enthusiasm for helping new families make her a welcome and comforting presence. I feel so lucky to have found her as a resource and know many other moms will, too!"
"Emily was invaluable to my husband and me from pregnancy through postpartum. She has a kind and calm nature and a deep-seeded passion for her work. She was incredibly helpful with everything from choosing baby gear to formulating a birth plan. What was most valuable to me was how she advocated for me at the hospital, making sure my needs were met and my voice was heard. Forget "recommending" her...believe me, you want Emily!!!"
- The Varga Family
"I had the best experience doing our baby registry with Emily at Magic Beans in Wellesley! I get overwhelmed pretty easily but with Emily's help we went through everything we needed seamlessly. She constantly checked in to see if we needed to take a break or wanted water and explained the pros and cons of everything we looked at concisely and professionally. We left feeling relieved and overjoyed that we were able to walk away from the experience not stressed or exhausted."