The light of a postpartum doula can have a profound impact on those first few months postpartum.
A doula offers gentle support to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.
The primary role of a doula is to assure that the new mother is taken care of so that she can focus on caring for and bonding with her baby. A doula may also work with partners and children on how to support the mother – both mentally and physically.
A doula is trained in the postpartum adjustment period, newborn characteristics and development, infant care and the importance of parent-baby bonding. A doula facilitates the new mother’s recovery from pregnancy and birth and helps set the foundation for a wondrous beginning.
Studies have shown that women who had a doula reported:
A more successful experience with breastfeeding
A better sense of maternal infant connection
Less postpartum depression and anxiety