What is a Postpartum Doula?
"A postpartum doula mothers the mother" - Ali Buchanan
After baby is born, the baby will attend several appointments whereas a mother will generally be seen once. Postpartum doulas help make the transition into parenthood much smoother and more relaxed.
Why hire a Postpartum Doula?
We often hear the phrase "It takes a village" in reference to raising a child. However, It takes a village to raise a child AND support the parents. The transition into parenthood involves recovery, adjustment and an emotional rollercoaster. Some of the challenges that new parents experience, include:
- The demands of running a household
- Navigating the expectations and advice of family and friends
- Loss of identity
As your postpartum doula, I will provide the practical and emotional support in order for you to make the transition into parenthood, easier. I will also provide evidence based resources that may be useful for you.
The Mamas Retreat is passionate about providing affordable quality continuity of care to encourage and support parents in their postpartum journey.