Postpartum: adj. relating to or happening in the period of time following the birth of a child
Your postpartum doula is a caring and nurturing person who is trained and experienced in baby and mother care. She will provide support without judgement, and is trained to provide you with education, comfort, and resources in your own home: right where you need it most! Your postpartum doula does not make decisions for you, they provide you with the information needed to help in making decisions for your family and self. Your doula will support you in those choices.
Your postpartum doula will nurture baby, parents, siblings, and those close to the family.
A Sarasota Birth Services postpartum doula:
- Provides physical, emotional, and educational without judgement.
- Provides non-medical information and support to mom regarding her own physical recovery.
- Takes care of baby while mom takes care for herself (nap, shower, outings, or exercise, etc).
- Our Overnight Doulas can see to it that you find sleep!
- Can show you newborn care techniques like swaddling, diapering, bathing, umbilical care, and much more.
- Can discuss many different parenting philosophies and listen to parents voice their opinions, concerns, wishes, and needs.
- Is trained to recognize early symptoms and signs of postpartum depression, can help the mother’s support system to know what to look for, and has resources to recommend if needed.
- Will help watch for things that may fall from “normal” and help with recommendations or direction to experts in those fields as necessary. This may be in areas such as breastfeeding, baby’s development, mother’s recovery and more.
- Can provide care for siblings or for the newborn so mom can focus on siblings.
- Can do light housekeeping (laundry, preparing meals, dishes, sweep or vacuum, grocery shopping, etc).
We want our parents to have support and information that you want so that you are empowered to make the choices that are right for your family. We come to you without judgment and will support and respect your birthing and parenting decisions and philosophies.