Growing Together Doula Services - Postpartum Help

Benefits of a Postpartum Doula

  1. For the Mother
    Breastfeeding rates tend to increase because the mother has time to RELAX and get to know baby. Greater self confidence and confidence in parenting Faster recovery times Potentially reduce risk of postpartum mood disorders Quicker response time for getting additional support/help if any red flags appear More sleep helps in recovery, bonding, breastfeeding supply and mental and emotional health in general
  2. For the Dad/Partner
    Reduces stress from juggling many things while mom recovers (ie. Work, new baby adjustments, lack of sleep, other children, keeping house & home) Having time to bond with new baby More sleep helps in recovery, bonding, and mental and emotional health in general Greater self confidence and confidence in parenting
  3. For Other Children
    Can reduce feelings of being left out and have a better time adjusting to new baby They still get some one-one time with someone (doula or parents) who are not so sleep deprived Greater self confidence as they learn ways they can help with new baby and their important new role
  4. For the Whole Family
    Better prepared for the postpartum time and the adjustment that comes with it More confident in their new roles during the postpartum time Better coping skills Better understanding of what to expect from a newborn and how to soothe them Ability to stay on top of the little things like laundry, dishes, snacks Ability to keep somewhat the same routines and/or schedules