Postpartum doulas support families
Present health care practices in much of the developed world, combined with a lack of cultural rituals leave families virtually unsupported in the crucial year of childbirth. There is a great deal of evidence suggesting that quality support can ease the transition that comes with the addition of a baby to the family. By educating, attending to the needs of the parents, infant and children and by offering quality referral information, the postpartum doula can ease and enhance the postpartum experience. Every family can benefit from the support and encouragement offered by a doula during the fourth trimester.
HOW CAN A POSTPARTUM DOULA HELP ME?
- Offers education, companionship and nonjudgmental support during the postpartum fourth trimester
- Assists with newborn care, family adjustment, meal preparation and light household tidying and errands
- Provides evidence-based information on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, infant soothing and coping skills for new parents and makes appropriate referrals when necessary
A postpartum doula nurtures the parents into their roles
Self-confidence has a tremendous impact on a person’s ability to approach any task, and parenting is no different. Postpartum doulas are taught to always consider parents’ feelings and always build confidence whenever possible. Doulas accomplish this through praise, acceptance and a non-judgmental approach. In addition, the doula will teach parents strategies and skills that will improve their ability to bond with their babies. A calm baby who is growing well will help parents to feel more confident in their skills.
Night Nanny Services
A postpartum doula can be a big help over nights too. A night nanny helps put baby to sleep. Assists with bringing the baby to mom to nurse or can give the baby a bottle while mom and dad get a good nights rest. If you have concerns about sleeping once baby is born a night nanny may be just what you need to get the rest you deserve. Ask to speak to one of our night nannies to learn more about how we can help you too sleep like a baby.