Bringing a new baby home can pose its own set of challenges. A Postpartum and Infant Care Doula is able to support the entire family through this transition. Here, Central Nebraska Doula breaks down the top 5 reasons you might want to consider hiring a Postpartum and Infant Care Doula.
5. Emotional Support
Maybe your partner was able to spend a few days with you once you were home with your new baby, but chances are, they will be returning to work before your maternity leave is up. These days can feel long and lonely. A Postpartum and Infant Care Doula can provide a listening ear when you want to talk about the birth experience or how being a new mother is much different that you thought it would be. She will actively listen to all of your feelings and concerns about postpartum recovery and parenting.
Because of the hormonal changes that take place in a woman’s body after she gives birth, new mothers may be at risk for developing baby blues, postpartum depression, anxiety, or other postpartum mental health disorders. A Postpartum and Infant Care Doula is knowledgeable about normal postpartum recovery and is able to make referrals to medical care providers and mental health professionals when necessary.
Having the support from a non-judgmental, unbiased, professional doula, means a new mother is supported while being able to rest and recover after the birth.
4. Informational Support
New parents are faced with so many choices. Breastfeeding or formula feeding? Can I do both? Cloth diapers or disposable? How much should babies poop anyway? Is babywearing safe? Do I need a stroller? A swing? How about getting the baby to sleep without all the crying?
A Postpartum and Infant Care Doula is familiar with many different options available to parents and will be able to answer questions or help you find the information you need to make the choice that is best for your family.
A Postpartum and Infant Care Doula is also knowledgeable about what services and resources are available in the community.
3. Physical Support
Delivering a baby is a major event. It is vital to postpartum recovery to have time to rest. A Postpartum and Infant Care Doula’s presence can allow for the mother to take some time to herself to nap or take a relaxing bath or shower.
2. Support for the Entire Family
A Postpartum and Infant Care Doula prioritizes the entire family’s needs. She is prepared to perform tasks such as loading the dishwasher, folding a basket of laundry, picking up toys, playing with older children or tending to the newborn, preparing some snacks or meals, running errands or accompanying you on outings to help keep the entire household running smoothly.
1. Non-judgemental Support
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to share your choices confidently without any backlash from someone who thinks their way is better? Well, with a Postpartum and Infant Care Doula that is exactly what you will get. We understand that everyone makes the best choice for themselves and their family. Sometimes this might mean changing your mind. There is no right way to parent. No matter if you plan to follow a rigid parenting philosophy or take things a day at a time, we will be your biggest supporter!