The word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves” and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth.
A birth doula accompanies a woman in labor and “mothers the mother”, taking care of her emotional and physical needs throughout childbirth. The doula provides the laboring woman and her partner with techniques proven to be beneficial during the birthing process.
A doula provides non-medical, holistic care to the childbearing family. Prenatally, she provides information to help a family plan what they would like for their birth. During birth, she provides continuous labor support and helps the laboring family work smoothly through the process of labor and birth. She also helps facilitate communication between the laboring family and the medical staff. The doula is the only person on the birth team that is there specifically for the laboring mother.
Postpartum Doula Support
A postpartum doula is aprofessional woman who facilitates for new mothers an easy transition from pregnancy to one’s new season of life. When a family goes home with a new baby a postpartum doula (Doula is a Greek word and means "woman who serves") supports every member of the family unit as a whole by providing newborn care, breastfeeding/ infant feeding assistance and maternal recovery assistance.
As your due date rapidly approaches, wouldn’t it be nice to have a dedicated and knowledgeable resource to support you during your first postpartum month? What if you could have an experienced postpartum professional to provide the following:
Breastfeeding/Bottle feeding support and education
Infant care (instruction on how to bathe an infant, care for an umbilical cord, diapering, as well as any other general questions you may have)
Understanding YOUR baby cues
Organizing areas of home for optimal infant care
Light meal preparation
Baby wearing assistance
Record keeping of birth experience
Organizing a Network of Support
Helping to ensure a peaceful environment for your family
Preparing bottles and or nursing supplies for quick feeding
Allowing parents time to bathe, spend quality time with other siblings or each other
Supporting with postpartum adjustments
Working with multiples
Caring for pets
Attending Pediatrician Visits to help keep track of important information
If you have been anxious about how to transition your life from the birth of your newborn to your new normal life cadence then you would greatly benefit from the services of a Postpartum Doula (PPD).
I will help optimize your time with your newest bundle of joy. I provide the highest level of care and support for both new and experienced mothers. I will not only focus on the new mom, but also will provide optimal care for your infant. A postpartum doula will come into your home and help implement the care that YOU need and want.
Please understand that postpartum doulas are not clinical care providers. I cannot perform any clinical work. If there is any medical attention needed postpartum doulas have an exhaustive list of resources for you to use if the need arises. My job is to help you reach your goals after the birth of your baby. It is my mission to help create a strong loving bond between each family member and the newborn as well as help facilitate strong communication within the home during this time of transformation. Let me help you make that transition seamless and enjoyable.