A postpartum doula is a non-medical support person who provides evidence-based support during a period of time after the birth of a baby. Typically that period of time is somewhere around thirteen weeks, or what is known as the "fourth trimester", but the length of time is really up to the mom and the doula.
Even if you have a big ol' family that desperately wants to be involved (...especially if you have a big ol' family that desperately wants to be involved...), having a third party that is there just for you makes all the difference. Birth is amazing, and hard, and life changing, and terrifying....and that's if things go the way you want them to! Plan ahead and have the help you need on standby; or call when you're neck deep...The Broad is ready for you.
What the heck does *this* postpartum doula do? It's a hard question to answer, because every mom is different. Here's what I can say: I provide emotional and physical support for the mom and family to transition them into life with a new baby. I provide evidence based information on feeding, infant care, and emotional/physical recovery for the parents. Sometimes that means making a snack and having a good cry; sometimes it's as simple as giving the mom a few minutes to take a blissfully hot shower...it all depends!
My services differ from that of a typical postpartum doula service in that I am able to offer virtual coaching for any portion of the postpartum experience, including lactation counseling.
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