What is a Postpartum Doula?
A Doula is traditionally defined as, 'a woman who serves'. Today, we typically hear about three different kinds of Doulas: Birth Doulas, Postpartum Doulas, and End-Of-Life Doulas. Growing in popularity, their role is to support and guide people through the processes of being born and dying. Postpartum Doulas are trained to primarily support the Mother and new baby, while keeping in mind the needs of the greater family structure.
When I enter your home to care for you and your family, I enter without an agenda. I ask questions and listen carefully. My duty is to honor your parenting approach and offer suggestions only if you would like my advice. Utilizing Yoga, Health Education, Essential Oil Aromatherapy and more, I help you recover physically, emotionally, and mentally from childbirth. I make sure you are getting the nourishing food and liquids that you need, and can assist with meal preparation for the whole family. Depending on you and your baby's specific needs, I provide loving and reliable childcare so you can do what you need to do; take a bath, catch up on sleep, spend time with your older child(ren), eat without being interrupted, etc. With your help, we set up organizational systems and self-care routines to promote a feeling of calm and confidence, even when you are alone. The postpartum period is full of change, compromise, and hormones on a rampage! Allow me to support you and your family so you can enjoy this sacred time bonding with the newest member of your tribe.
+ Consistent and compassionate in-home support when you need it most
+ Help assimilate baby into home
+ Lactation and/or formula support
+ Baby wearing and swaddling tutorials
+ Household assistance (meal planning, laundry, bottle sterilization, organization)
+ Calmer, quicker recovery time
+ Personalized care for your unique circumstances