As a postpartum doula my role is to nurture a birthing parent through the recovery of birth as well as to support parents through the transition of adding a new baby to their lives. Every new parent needs a toolbox, so we work on filling it up!
What does a postpartum doula provide? I will listen to what your needs are and incorporate emotional, physical, and educational support to meet your individual needs.
Some of the common support measures I provide are as follows: Nurturing a new mom’s physical and emotional health, infant care, lactation support, paced bottle feeding, infant sleep, infant soothing, normalizing infant behavior, swaddling, cloth diapers, nutrition with light meal preparation, organizing to adapt to a new baby, and provide support for daytime and nighttime sleep to maximize the health and function of the parent(s).
My ultimate goal is for parents to trust their instincts and develop their very own parenting style.
I embrace the uniqueness of each family I work with. Whatever the dynamics or make up of your family I look forward to meeting you. Whether your baby is your first or fourth you are transitioning into a new or growing family. I would be honored to support your needs during this time, and love to get to know your family during a complimentary interview!
Did you know some of the results of postpartum doula support are:
– Lower incidents of postpartum mood disorders
– Greater success with exclusive breastfeeding
– Smoother transition to parenthood
Naturally, if you find yourself reaching out for support either days or weeks after the baby’s arrival then you can always contact me!