Professional Postpartum Doula Care
I am proud to provide professional postpartum and birth services to familes in the Los Angeles area. If you are curious to know if doula care is a good fit for your birth or postpartum, please use the button below to start with a free consult.
What is a Postpartum Doula?
A doula is a “woman caregiver”, basically someone who is experienced and trained to help the new mother and also the family. This very important service provides knowledgeable, caring, and personal support during those first few weeks as new parents.
Childbirth preparation prepares you for the birth experience, but often there is not enough preparation for the new role as parents and how your life will change once the baby is brought home from the hospital.
Extra hands-on experience can ease feelings of apprehension and uncertainty. A postpartum doula’s role is to come into the home to help the new family. Many doulas are very experienced working with multiples, screening for postpartum mood situations, and surrogate/adoptive parents. Doulas can offer referrals to local community resources upon request
Benefits of Having a Postpartum Doula
Research by experts tells us what many have long suspected, that new parents who have support and feel secure and cared for during this time are more successful in adapting than those who do not. Studies have shown that cultures in which women, who are cared for by others for a period of days or weeks after giving birth, who are encouraged only to nurture themselves and their babies have superior outcomes in postpartum adjustment. We know that women who experience support from their family members, care providers, doulas, counselors and peer groups have greater breastfeeding success, greater self-confidence, and less postpartum depression and feel less overwhelmed.
What I will do as your postpartum doula…
- Feeding the baby/babies
- Bathing baby/babies
- Sterilizing, cleaning and preparing bottles
- Laundering baby/babies clothing and linens
- Keeping the nursery tidy
- Maintaining all supplies
- Restocking baby/babies care items
- Emptying diaper containers
- Keeping the baby/babies playrooms and bathroom tidy
- Keeping a daily journal of baby/babies schedules
- Lactation support
- Setting Sleep/Feeding schedules