After birth all mums need a bit of care. In many cultures, ancient and modern the mother is given laying in time to recover from childbirth and learn about herself and her new baby..
A post partum doula is an emotional and physical support to a new mother. Her role is many faceted – it could be just being a trusted person to leave the baby with whilst mum catches up on sleep or has a shower. It could be cooking some dinners so the pressure is off in the evening. It could be having a cup of coffee and a listen whilst you pour out your feelings. It could be helping with breastfeeding and routine. It is any of those and more.
Each post partum experience, as with each birth, is unique so each post partum doula will provide unique support for your new family.
So what do I get?
- An initial consultation with you and your husband.
- A consultation before birth to check that you are prepared with a birth plan. Help you with any questions that you may have regarding the birth and also prepare you for feeding the baby.
- A visit to you after the baby has been born to see that you are both ok and help with any questions that you may have with feeding, care of you and the baby or your labour.
- Six visits post partum and what we do may will really be decided by you – so I may just look after the baby whilst you sleep or shower, make you a sandwich or dinner, just hold your space whilst you off load over any worries that you have, we can meet in the mall so you can do that first car trip on your own and arrive to friendly face – it is all about you. In time when life will all be about your baby, a post partum doula will have mums back, will take give you pillar to lean on whilst you find your way.
Post partum doula packages are available on a hour by hour rate or you can purchase a block of six – please call 009335077771 for more information and pricing.