When Baby is born
A lot of attention is on Mom and Baby. Understandable. Dad’s participate as much as they can. They listen to all the details. They run home to help with house stuff or other children. Dad’s are great! They support Mom and baby with love and helpful tasks. Moms are overloaded with information and tips. Sometimes dad isn’t around hearing all this useful information.
Here comes Dad again helping with chores, cleaning, snuggles, meals, support and anything he knows he can help with. When it comes to alone time with the baby, sometimes they feel less prepared. Soothing, diapers, burps, swaddling, its all very foreign for some.
How can a Doula support the Dad as well?
Ask them. “Hey, do you have any questions?”. “Did you need any tips on baby related issues?”. Most likely that Dad is going to be thankful you asked. Babies are intimidating. Its a fragile human you are in charge of caring for. Dad’s ask for suggestions, or help. Its scary, its A LOT to learn. You will forever be learning. Let us help you. We are there to support Mom and Baby, but also the family as a whole. Soothing, rocking, diaper rash, ask us. We are happy to help! Dad’s ask your Doula today!