What is a Postpartum Doula

A postpartum doula provides tender, non-judgmental support in the days and weeks following birth to help in the transition from pregnancy into parenthood.  She comes into the home and offers a variety of services for the new parents.  Some of her duties may include helping to care for the baby while parents rest and helping the new mother recover from birth.  She may also assist in preparing meals, doing light housework, or caring for other children in the home.  She may be a resource for breastfeeding or infant care and sleeping as well.  A postpartum doula can also be very beneficial in aiding women who may experience postpartum depression or other emotional signposts that sometimes follow pregnancy.