What is a Postpartum Doula?

A postpartum doula is an experienced woman who comes to the home of a new mom and provides educational, emotional, and physical support in the weeks and months following birth. This allows the new mom to rest, bond with her new baby, and smoothly transition into her new role.  We offer:

-Breastfeeding support

-Instruction in newborn care

-Meal preparation

-Light housekeeping & laundry

-Errands

-Newborn & sibling care

-Emotional support

-Information & referrals

The presence of a postpartum doula can

  • speed recovery from birth,
  • reduce the incidence of postpartum depression, and
  • increase the rate of successful breastfeeding

For more information about the benefits of a postpartum doula, please go to the DONA (Doulas of North America) website to read their position paper on this topic:

dona.org/publications/position_paper_postpartum.php