How Doulas Can Support You on Your Postpartum Journey

How Doulas Can Support You on Your Postpartum Journey

Yes, postpartum doulas exist! These wonderful individuals not only help you when you’re expecting but also once you’ve delivered your little bundle of joy. Although becoming a parent is a very exciting time, it can also feel overwhelming and challenging — that’s where postpartum doulas come in! The American Pregnancy Association put it best: these postpartum doulas are here to “mother the mother.”

Some things they can help with include:

  • Breastfeeding support
  • Emotional and physical recovery after birth
  • Light housekeeping
  • Assistance with newborn care such as diapering, bathing, feeding and comforting
  • Light meal preparation

And more. As a bonus, they often provide nighttime care, ensuring that you and your partner are able to sleep soundly through the night while your baby receives high-quality care and undivided attention.

WebMD gives an overview of benefits parents receive from working with a postpartum doula, such as:

  • They feel more cared-for and secure in their new roles.
  • They adapt more easily to shifting family dynamics.
  • They’re able to breastfeed more easily.
  • Their self-confidence is higher.
  • There’s a lower risk of postpartum depression.

And beyond. These professionals are here to make parenthood as seamless a journey as possible and set you up for success!

If you’ve been a part of our email list for a while, then you know how much we care about ensuring new moms and parents have a community they can trust. Asking for help is always a sign of strength, not weakness, and working with the right doctor, postpartum doula, lactation consultant, and more can provide you with all of the resources you could ever need.

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