What does a Postpartum Doula do?
A postpartum doula is a trained professional, that supports mom and baby after delivery. This can be very helpful for the new mom as well as the experienced mom. After birth your’e exhausted, emotions are high, and lots of decisions need to be made. A postpartum doula provides you with options and clarity.
You may need your doula in the hospital, at home, doctors appointments, or at night. Your doula and you will make a schedule to assist you when its most beneficial to your families needs. Postpartum Doulas can assist when you aren’t bonding right away, having mood disorders, or even feeling overwhelmed.
Doulas assist with breastfeeding (singles and multiples), bonding with the baby, bathing, errands, and small chores. They can assist with sibling and dad bonding with baby, multiple births, postpartum depression, overall support and encouragement.
A mom recently told me “All moms are scared. Scared during pregnancy, scared during birth, and scared after birth”. The whole process is scary. Yes, very rewarding, but the fear of making the right decisions is always lurking. Your Doula will help you navigate all options and help your family make the best choice for your baby and family.
All doulas offer their own expertise. It can be sleep training, essential oils, placenta capsulation, so make sure to pick the Doula that fits your family needs. A lot of the times its an outside pair of eyes that sees what a mom, parent or baby needs to make this new life change easy and rewarding.
Have questions or would like to interview a postpartum doula today? Call or email today!