"It takes a village to raise a child" For a pregnant mom, it's often hard to focus on the fourth trimester before the baby is born. Preoccupied with all the changes in their bodies, anticipating labor & delivery, when we are pregnant we often feel as if postpartum is a territory far off in the distance.
Postpartum Doula Services: Nurturing Transitions
Why is extra support so important?
As a new parent everything is new. You have just ran "that Marathon". You are very likely to feel exhausted. Your body needs rest! You need to heal, emotionally & physically. Your hormones (mood) are going from very happy to very emotional. They call it "the baby blues". If the delivery of the baby was tough, if it was a preterm birth, if the baby cries a lot or if the breastfeeding is not going well or what you expected, you would love to have someone around (companion) to share your worries and to help and advice you how to take care of a Newborn. Someone who is notyour mother, or mother in law, or friend. Someone who is a professional. Someone who's a calm presence in your home with lots of experience, who makes your life easier and who gives you tons of advice. If it's your first baby you are probably unsure about many things.
They say: "a Postpartum Doula is someone who has to work herself out of the job". In fact she gives you tools & confidence to move forward.
Doula Nathalie & Associates can make a difference for you! Please reach out for a quick phone call . We can help you to find a wonderful postpartum doula.
"The ways in which the woman, baby, partner & siblings make the transition to a new family unit have a long-term impact on their physical and emotional health. The postpartum doula fills a large gap in maternity care and is able to facilitate a smooth and rewarding transition."
A Postpartum Doula Can Be Helpful in Many Ways
A Postpartum Doula van be helpful with:
Newborn care: Our Doulas provide extensive assistance for your newborn, including feeding support (breastfeeding/formula/pumping/bottle feeding), soothing techniques, diapering, and guidance on baby products. If you need additional breastfeeding help, we can connect you with a lactation consultant.
Self-care: We guide you in taking care of yourself physically and emotionally during the postpartum period, including advice on nutrition, hydration, and rest.
Physical and emotional recovery: Supporting your healing process, we offer guidance on postpartum exercises, address emotional well-being, including baby blues and postpartum depression. The Doula can also help with Sitz bath, perineal healing, breast tenderness issues, and Cesarean recovery.
Sleep issues and patterns: Assisting in establishing healthy sleep routines for your baby and providing guidance on common sleep concerns.
Household management: Our Doulas can help with meal preparation, short errands, baby laundry, refreshing bed linen, bottle washing, sibling support.
Babywearing: Our Doulas offer guidance on safe babywearing techniques and help you learn to use carriers or slings.
Finding resources: We help you connect with relevant resources like support groups, lactation consultants, and parenting classes and postpartum support groups.
Relationship support: Providing guidance on maintaining a healthy relationship with your partner while navigating the demands of parenthood.
Managing visitors and family dynamics: We provide advice on navigating visitor boundaries, setting limits with family members, and managing relationships during this transition.
Balancing work and parenting: We offer support and advice on transitioning back to work, managing childcare arrangements, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
Our Postpartum Doulas aim for you to feel empowered and confident as they support you. When their time with you concludes, you'll feel stronger, your baby settled into a better rhythm, and you'll look back on a wonderful postpartum week, ready to embrace the journey ahead on your own. The immeasurable value of our Postpartum Doulas is truly invaluable.
Invaluable is the word that comes to mind when describing the immeasurable value of our Postpartum Doulas.