Monday, March 10, 2008

Post Partum Services

Doulas can help new parents quickly gain self-confidence in their new roles while enjoying a smoother, calmer and more fulfilling postpartum transition. 


To assist and provide support to parents and babies in the post partum period.


- To ease transition into parenting or to adding an additional child to your family
- Give information and support to help parents recognize baby cues that can support parent-infant bonding
- Soothing techniques for baby
- Adjustment to parental role
- Breastfeeding support ( helping getting breastfeeding established, practical advice and support)
- Mothering the new mother
- Referrals to community resources
- Nurturing for the whole family at a time when our families are not often living close by
- Care for mother recovering from childbirth and a lack of sleep
- Physical , emotional and educational support

Why hire a Postpartum Doula ?

The transition of welcoming a new baby (or babies) into your family can be both physically and mentally draining, especially due to sleep deprivation and uncertainty about the care of your newborn . Therefore there are many advantages to hiring a postpartum doula including:

- Increased breastfeeding success
- Decreased chance of postpartum depression and shorter duration and easier for mother to cope with it if it occurs
- Decreased infant and maternal health complications due to informed care
- Decreased maternal exhaustion, frustration, and apprehension
- Increased and earlier bonding with newborn
- Happier baby due to a greater understanding of your infant’s emotional and physical needs and behaviour.
- More independent control of baby's care in the face of well meaning but conflicting advice from relatives and friends
- Earlier bonding due to more confidence
- Paying for a doula gives relatives a way to give constructive help
For more information on how we can make your post partum period run smoothly, and to find out about rates please email us at

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