What is a Postpartum Doula?
Postpartum Doulas offer non-medical support to new parents and their families. Their focus includes post-birth recovery, changing family dynamics, and newborn care. They provide informational, practical, emotional, and physical support.
Postpartum Doulas will hold space for postpartum recovery, including rest, physical comfort, and proper nutrition.
Listen to their clients’ birth story, honouring their experience and often assisting in processing it.
Encourage new parents to discover and develop their own way of parenting.
Assist with light household chores and organisation, so the birthing person can recover and the family can bond.
Assist with essential activities, such as newborn care, family adjustment, feeding options, and safe sleep strategies.
Share their resources and suggest appropriate referrals to other complementary support service providers if necessary.
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