More Big News!

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Guess what! Over the next few months I will be starting to provide postpartum doula support for my birth clients! I have been working with a few families to build up my skills, and I will be taking a postpartum doula training in April. But stay tuned for more details of my services much sooner than that!

What is a postpartum doula? DONA breaks down the role of a postpartum doula into four categories:

Emotional Support

The transition into new parenthood can be vulnerable, and postpartum doulas are experts in emotional support, active listening and encouraging new moms and dads to follow their own hearts. Empathy, a hug or even a good laugh together can do so much for a new parent!

Evidence-Based Information and Support

Postpartum doulas are trained to understand what new babies – and new mothers – truly need. The doula helps with soothing techniques, offers breastfeeding or bottle feeding support, and explains normal newborn behavior.

Practical Support

It’s all hands on deck with a new baby, and postpartum doulas can help the days go by more smoothly by helping with the baby’s laundry, doing the dishes or preparing simple, nourishing meals.

Partner and Sibling Support

A new baby means transition for everyone, including parents, grandparents and little brothers and sisters. Postpartum doulas understand what everyone needs, and part of their role is to help the entire family adjust and settle in.

I’m so excited to be adding these services to my practice. If you have more questions or you’re interested in postpartum support, don’t hesitate to reach out here, by email or on Facebook.

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