You’ve just been discharged from the hospital or returned home from the birth center, and now it’s just you and this tiny new human. Your whole family is in a state of transition: the new mother is healing, recovering, and dealing with all the physical and emotional changes of recently having given birth. Both parents are learning how to care for a new baby, how to function on less or sometimes even little sleep, and really getting to know their new baby. The baby is trying to make sense of the change from a warm, dark environment where he or she could always hear mother’s heartbeat to a birth, loud world where baby and mother are two separate people. You might feel lost in a fog and uncertain how to make all theses transitions. Perhaps you have questions about newborn care, breast or bottle feeding, infant sleep, or baby wearing. Maybe you just really need a couple nights of good sleep. If any of these things apply to you, you need a postpartum doula!
A postpartum doula is a highly trained professional in the areas of postpartum recovery, support, and infant care. She has a wide range of training and experience, as well as a caring, compassionate heart and a desire to help ease this transitional period for you and your family. She will walk alongside you as your new family settles in. She can help you with everything from breast or bottle feeding, infant sleep questions, and baby wearing while providing nurturing and support to the newly postpartum mother to overnight baby care and sleep education so that you can get a good night’s sleep. She’s not a fairy godmother, but pretty close!
In addition to postpartum doula services, we also offer trained Newborn Care Specialist (NCS) Services, meaning we have additional, specialized training and experience in caring for newborns (birth- 3 months of age). We’ll be there every step of the way to help you learn how to care for your new baby and answer all your questions. We’ll also be there for overnight NCS services to help establish healthy sleep routines that will maximize everyone’s rest and lead to healthy sleep patterns through the baby and toddler years.
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To schedule your free consultation and find out how postpartum doula care can benefit you and your family, contact us!