As a postpartum doula, my job is to help assist you through the transition from pregnancy to motherhood. This is an extremely beneficial service that covers a wide spectrum of necessary topics. How would you like to have hands-on, technical support when going through such a demanding transition? It's nice to know that there is someone close by who can help and answer questions on just about everything during this period. From newborn care to ensuring mom's recovery and well-being, postpartum doulas are specialists in such things.
As part of my postpartum support package, I provide:
- Hands-on breastfeeding support and education (same with bottle feeding) - Tips on avoiding the "baby blues" - Light tidying and help with small chores around the house - Breathing exercises for relaxation and stress management - Guidance on newborn care (sleeping, soothing techniques, bathing, umbilicus care, etc.) - Talks on what to expect and when with you and your baby - Helping your birth partner become well established with your changes and how to provide encouraging support - Suggesting herbal or home remedy recovery techniques - Discussing current parenting trends and establish one that is right for you - Can offer a small class on baby wearing (if interested) - Look for mommy groups/nursing support in the area for local support - Help with other children while mom and baby rest - Provide full overnight care for newborn while parents sleep (extra charge - contact me for details)