Postpartum Doula Support

 

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new." - Osho



Before the Birth

Your Postpartum Doula will meet with you and your Partner prenatally to discuss how she can best support your family following the birth.
Being an expert in postpartum healing and newborn care she will help you prepare a post birth care plan so that you are as prepared as possible so that you can focus on rest, recovery and getting to know your new family member.
Do you really need a wipe warmer? Run your registry list by your doula so she can offer suggestions for practical and essential supplies.

Sibling Doula

Ease into your labor and birth knowing your older child(ren) are being expertly cared for.

Home with Baby

Your Postpartum doula’s goal is to facilitate the transition to parenthood by supplying reliable and factual information, reassurance and hands-on support with children and household organization.
Her support is fluid and is customized to your individual family’s unique needs and dynamics.
Support may include: Demonstrating infant soothing techniques, demonstrating practical baby-wearing techniques, advising on newborn care and variations of normal, infant feeding support (if breastfeeding the doula can assist with latch, positioning, and questions). Your own personal Mama-Mentor.

A supportive advisor & helper to facilitate the transition from woman to mother, from man to father following the birthWhether this is your first baby or sixth, every family benefits from Postpartum Doula support!

You have so many questions and her presence gives you the courage to step into your new role knowing she has your back with up to date, evidence based information. Your parenting style is her parenting style. She manages the ins and outs of your household while creating a calm and safe environment for you to heal and bond with your new family member.

She is by your side filling the silence of overnight feedings and keeping loneliness at bay. You are able to practice breastfeeding as she keeps up the family laundry and prepares a healthy snack. She points out your baby's subtle communication and shares her never-fail burping technique. Your Postpartum Doula will perform light housekeeping and household organization, including caring for older siblings, so the new mother can focus her energy on healing and bonding with her new baby.

The doula will help integrate the baby into the family dynamic by offering assistance with time management, the delegation of responsibilities and help the family achieve a smooth transition by keeping expectations manageable and preparing them for the realities of life with a newborn.

 

The doula will offer nonjudgmental and unbiased parenting support with the goal of providing the family best practice and evidence based information so that they may make the optimal parenting choices for their family. The doula is able to pick up on red flags of perinatal mood disorders and provide the family with referrals to local professionals while providing a safe and compassionate space for the family to talk and be open with their thoughts and feelings.

The set of experiences and skills that each Mind Body Mama Postpartum Doula offers to the women and families she serves is unique. However, every doula commits to guaranteeing the same foundation of support. This means that you are free to choose the doula that you feel most comfortable with and has the experience and skills that meet your needs without having to compromise on support.

We want you to make the right choice in support that compliments your family. Our consults are always at no cost and no pressure. This is an opportunity for you and your partner to get a feel for how the doula will contribute to your postpartum experience by asking questions and getting to know her. What you will get is open and authentic dialogue and never a sales pitch. Each of our doulas has your best interest at heart and if we are not the perfect fit we WANT you to keep looking until you leave a consult with the feeling of Yes! She is the one!

Each MBM Postpartum Doula has her own unique style, personality, offerings and services that you will find on her "What Working With Me Looks Like" section of her page.