Having a new baby at home is exciting and incredible. But it can also be exhausting and overwhelming at the same time.
Every new mom deserves a person who is available to provide emotional support, non-preachy suggestions, and practical help.
That person is a postpartum doula.
When you are pregnant, everyone is excited about you. But when the baby is born, that excitement shifts to being really excited about the baby. And yes - having a new baby is a simcha and so exciting!
The question to ask though, is who will take care of the new mother after the baby is born? She is newborn as well. She needs to be cared for and process her transition to her new role. Too often new mothers are not receiving the care, attention, and safe space they need after having a baby. That is where a postpartum doula comes in.
A postpartum doula provides evidenced-based information on things such as infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, mother-baby bonding, infant soothing, and basic newborn care. Research shows that moms, dads, and babies have an easier time with this transition if a good support team is in place. (source: American Pregnancy Assoc.)
The postpartum doula offers many services to her clients, but her main goals are to help “mother the mother” and nurture the entire family as they transition into life with a newborn. This includes helping the parents and other caregivers feel more confident in their roles, sharing education on family adjustment, and tending to the unique needs of a new mother. (source: American Pregnancy Assoc.)
I am currently serving clients in the Five Towns / Far Rockaway communities. If you live close to, but outside these communities, please reach out to see if arrangements or another referral can be made.
Services are offered in 3-hour in-home sessions. The first session is $150. Subsequent sessions are $110. If you book prenatally (recommended), a one-hour preparation intake call is included in the price of the first session.