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  • Writer's pictureJessica Bower

Why Might I Want A Postpartum Doula?

You've just had a baby, your world has changed and many unknown’s lay ahead.  So, whether you are a first time parent or have toddler and older children running around, there will be major changes to your life when your new baby joins the family.  The family dynamic has changed and everyone has to adjust to their new roles and responsibilities.  A postpartum doula is the person who can help with this sometimes challenging transition.  With a diverse amount of experience and years of supporting everything thing from first time moms, to moms with special needs, to moms of twins, or a mom welcoming a 5th child, you get to tap into a resource that can help identify with your truly special and unique circumstance.  

A Postpartum Doula’s Role includes:

  • Coping strategies for postpartum adjustment

  • Newborn sleep information and family sleep solutions

  • Infant care information: diapering, bathing, dressing, etc.

  • Breastfeeding, pumping, and bottle feeding assistance

  • Nutritious snack and meal preparation

  • Light housekeeping (dishes, laundry, etc.)

  • Infant care so parents can sleep and shower

  • Nursery and home organization

  • Running errands for groceries and baby/mama supplies

  • Babywearing and soothing techniques

  • Referral to other professionals if needed

The 3 Week Challenge:

The third week after you've had a baby can sometimes be quite difficult.  This is due to partners usually going back to work and you are now home alone with your baby.  Your friends & family have visited and brought meals, but this also tends to slow down around the third week.  Also this is the time when your baby is awake much more of the day and most likely experiencing a growth spurt.  So where do you turn?  Your postpartum doula!  Hiring a professional doula can make your life so much easier, teach you tricks that will enhance your quality time and make navigating this time less stressful.  

Contact Christina Flaherty at Natural Baby Doulas at to schedule your complimentary interview for postpartum doula services today!


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