A lot of people hear the word "doula" and think birth,
but around here we think postpartum.
Because postpartum doulas are
The time period after you have a baby
(actually you don't even have to be the one who gave birth)
is called your postpartum period.
Traditionally it is thought this only lasts about 6 weeks
(hence the 6 week check up with your doc),
but many people consider it much longer,
even years after you have a baby.
Now that you know what postpartum is (it doesn't mean depression),
what exactly does a postpartum doula do?
Just about anything and everything!
Every day and night can look a little bit different,
but here's a short list of what postpartum doulas can do for you:
Freedom to get a shower
Freedom to nap
An entire night sleep, straight
Recognizing early symptoms of postpartum mood disorders
An extra hand for outings
Baby equipment set-up
An in-house expert
Ability to focus attention on one child
Postpartum doulas are kind of like an expert best friend,
who you don't have to worry about judging you or asking them to do all the things!
Like an executive assistant.
Someone who you can count on to help you out, without strings attached.
Someone who will tell you like it is when you need to hear it,
but is the best listening ear you've ever had around.
Postpartum doulas aren't super well known,
especially in the Lafayette and West Lafayette, Indiana area.
Most people around here don't even know what a night nanny or a newborn care specialist is,
but postpartum doulas do so much more than those things even and really focus on the whole family.
You really do deserve this type of care after adding a new baby to your family.
Postpartum support is the ultimate gift to a new family;
In case you're looking for an amazing baby shower present or
you're just too far away to be able to physically help a friend or family member.
Contact us! We'd love to help.
Jessica Anne Dill