The Postpartum Doula’s role is to support everyone in the family, including mom, dad, siblings, and baby. Unlike a baby nurse, whose sole focus is the new baby, the postpartum doula is there to support mom through the postpartum period and to help the family as a whole.
Some of the duties that our Postpartum Doulas will perform include:
- Breastfeeding support
- Help with the emotional and physical recovery after birth
- Light housekeeping so that mom does not feel so overwhelmed
- Running errands
- Assistance with newborn care such as diapering, bathing, feeding and comforting
- Light meal preparation
- Baby soothing techniques
- Sibling care
- Referrals to local resources such as parenting classes, pediatricians, lactation support and support groups
Most of our Postpartum Doulas provide service for a family anywhere from a few days up to a few weeks after bringing home a new baby. Families may have the Doula work 1-3 days per week or as many as 5 days per week.