Postpartum Doula Services
Your new baby has arrived! But what to do now? The early postpartum period comes with so many stresses, insecurities and enormous new responsibilities, all while the mother needs to rest and the family should be able to concentrate on bonding with the new addition. You have an idea of how you want to parent, but how do you achieve it?
Postpartum Doula support helps families to transition into every day life after the baby is born by providing physical, emotional, practical and educational support as you recover from childbirth. I will work with you to find your own way of parenting so you can rest in the knowledge that your baby’s needs are met and you are not forgotten about.
All postpartum hours and care are tailored specifically to your needs by designing a postpartum plan that works best for you. There is no time limit or maximum age of the baby, I will provide postpartum care for as long as you and your family feel they need or want it.
As your Postpartum Doula, I provide you with...
You have just given birth and your postpartum health and wellbeing are my primary focus. Once you are settled in at home with your newborn, I provide you with practical hands-on care by making sure that you get the rest and healthy nutrition you need to help you heal and recover, reassurance to ease your mind, and a guiding presence. Whether it is general newborn care or breastfeeding support you need, I will help you find your very own, unique style.
Guiding Infant Care
I will help you navigate the first few weeks of getting accustomed to what your baby needs. As your newborn adjusts to life outside of the womb, I am there every step of the way to support you and answer questions you may have about your role as a parent.
Lack of sleep and trying to find the reasons for newborn night waking can leave you feeling overwhelmed, confused and frustrated. I will let you know what to expect at the different developmental stages and go through what’s normal. I offer overnight services, should you decide all you need is a good night’s sleep!
Family Support and Sibling Care
With a newborn in the house, things can get a little hectic and older siblings can often feel left out. My role is to make this transition smooth and easy by providing you with tools to encourage sibling bonding and finding your new family dynamic, ensuring that older children feel included and looked after.
Family support also includes, if you so wish, meal and snack preparation, batch cooking, school lunches, grocery shopping, household tasks like basic cleaning, laundry and doing the dishes. In short, all the things that should NOT be on your mind so you can concentrate on your baby and on your role of being a new mum!
Should you require it, I can connect you with various highly qualified specialists to ensure that you have all bases covered.