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.