Postpartum Doula

who is a postpartum Doula?

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. A postpartum doula is there to help a new family in those first days and weeks after bringing home a new baby.

How a postpartum doula can help

What is a postpartum doula, and should I consider hiring one?

Some people hire a private labor coach, or doula, to assist during childbirth. Similarly, there are doulas who specialize in helping families after the baby’s born, easing the burdens of daily life so you can concentrate on your baby.

Postpartum doulas don’t have medical degrees but rather are trained or experienced in providing care during the first days or weeks after childbirth. They’ll do all sorts of things to help ease your transition to new parenthood — from caring for you and your baby and offering breastfeeding advice to cooking, babysitting, running errands, and even doing light housework.