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Postpartum Doula

Mother with her Child

A Postpartum Doula helps the new family in the first few days/weeks. In ancient times, a community of women would typically support new mothers just after their birth.  In modern times, after a few days in hospital, mothers are sent home alone to face the challenges of parenthood and postnatal physical recovery. A postpartum doula helps recreate the community village of women.

Her assistance can include:

  • Offering breastfeeding support (Latching/Positioning Help)

  • Assisting in Mother-Baby and Father-Baby bonding

  • Guiding siblings into their roles as Big Brother or Big Sister

  • Helping parents with baby cues, feeding, changing diapers, basic newborn care, bathing and soothing the baby

  • Offering non-judgemental emotional support & physical recovery tips to the mother

  • Helping to build confidence in both parents to take on their new roles

  • Giving referrals to practical resources online or to professionals if needed (postpartum massage, support groups, pediatricians, chiropractors, baby goods, helpful apps, acupuncture, TCM, night nannies, etc.)

  • Processing the birth experience, screening for postpartum depression

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