Birth is not only about making babies.
Birth is about making mothers --
strong, competent, capable mothers
who trust themselves and
and know their inner strength.

                            - 
Barbara Katz Rothman
 

What is a postpartum doula?  

A postpartum doula cares for new mamas/birthing persons and families in the first weeks after the birthing experience. They provide emotional support, guidance with newborn care, infant feeding, and household assistance.

A postpartum doula:

  • supports family as they transition and find their new rhythm and flow
  • helps parents process birthing experience
  • assists with breastfeeding
  • provides information on normal newborn care/development
  • shares guidance and assists with newborn tasks (i.e. bathing, diapering, cord care, dressing, feeding, burping, etc.)
  • prepares meals, runs errands, performs light housekeeping, sibling care
     

what are the Benefits of a Postpartum Doula?

  • swifter birth recovery
  • greater connection and bonding with new baby
  • more confidence in parenting and childcare
  • tips and guidance for eating healthier, sleeping more, and feeling nourished
  • tips and guidance for body and energy changes and integration postpartum, including yoga, herbs, teas, sitz baths, comfort, and self-care
  • understanding and navigating how to balance other commitments and relationships, such as time and energy in partnership and/or with other children
  • higher breast feeding success rates 
  • less stress and anxiety, more contentment and ease in postpartum healing