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What is a Postpartum Doula?

A Postpartum Doula is a trained professional who helps a family not only prepare for the adjustment and transition after having a baby, but also provides a valuable range of support during the whole Fourth Trimester (psst - that's the first 12 weeks postpartum). We solely focus on you and your family's needs during this time; whether that's light household organization, taking care of the baby so you can rest, or anything in between! 

What can a Postpartum Doula do for you?

  • Coping strategies for postpartum adjustment

  • Newborn sleep information & family sleep solutions

  • Infant care information: diapering, bathing, dressing, etc.

  • Breastfeeding, pumping, and bottle feeding assistance

  • Babywearing & soothing techniques

  • Nutritious snack and meal preparation, including smoothies and green drinks formulated for postpartum

  • Preparation of postpartum sitz baths and nourishing herbal teas to promote healing and recovery

  • A safe space to process emotions and share your birth story

  • Help finding a daily rhythm

  • Assist with sibling adjustment

  • Light household organization

  • Infant care so parents can sleep and shower

  • Nursery organization & product recommendations

  • Running errands for groceries & supplies

  • Guidance on finding a childcare provider

  • Support in transitioning back to work

  • Referrals to other professionals if needed

  • Recommendations for child-proofing

  • Tips on self-care for parents

  • Phone, email, and virtual support

Studies show that Postpartum support can lead to:

  • more success in adapting to having a new baby

  • greater breastfeeding success

  • more self-confidence

  • less postpartum depression

  • lower incidence of abuse

  • more positive outcomes for whole family due to more timely referrals to competent professionals

  • partners and extended family members benefit by having concrete instruction and seeing how to best support a newly postpartum woman 

  • significant impact on partner's experience when they receive support, which in turn will impact mother's emotional adjustment

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