A postpartum doula provides evidenced based information on things such as infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, mother–baby bonding, infant soothing, and basic newborn care.
Having a postpartum doula can be very beneficial to a mom who’s had her first baby or even if she’s had her 5th baby.
What can a postpartum doula do?
- Run errands
- Light house keeping
- Meal planning
- Make meals (crockpot, pre-made)
- Give community resources/referrals
- Breastfeeding help
- Help with other children
- Help with baby so mom can shower/have me time
There many other things that a Postpartum doula can do, depending on the doula, depends on what she’s willing/wanting to do for a family, so it’s good to meet with or talk to several different postpartum doulas to make sure she/he fits your needs and wants for your family.
Benefits of a Postpartum Doula
Postpartum doulas can help with the emotional and physical recovery after birth. They can help make the transition easier for new parents or parents with more than one child. Postpartum doulas don’t just support mom, they are there for the entire family; mom, Dad, and kids.