You will likely find that the early postpartum period, those first few weeks and months as a parent, are the most demanding and rewarding of your life. It’s a hugely emotional time because you’ve just brought new life into the world. Because your hormones are adjusting to baby being outside your body. And because your baby needs support around the clock, everything is happening on very little sleep!
There’s no getting around it – you need skilled support in order to meet those needs. You need to be nurtured in your new parenting role in order to nurture your babe. This is how your milk comes in, this is how your baby grows, this is how attachment between you is fostered, and this is how you heal and come into parenthood feeling whole.
New parenthood is a tender time. As a postpartum doula, I have both the professional and personal experience to anticipate your basic needs, and also to hear your particular requests. This in-home support can include breastfeeding/infant feeding counselling, diapering and bathing baby, fixing you a meal, light housekeeping, and wearing baby while you get some delicious sleep. If clinical care is needed, I can help you figure out where to go.
For families having a second or third baby, being able place your newborn in another pair of caring arms for a bit while you can give your older child(ren) some of the attention they crave, can help make that transition easier for siblings and parents alike.
I understand that it is a very personal thing to have someone unfamiliar in your home soon after the birth of your baby. For that reason, I am available for a complimentary 20 minute chat to help you decide if my support is the right fit for your family. You might want this meeting to take place prenatally, or whenever you realize that in-home postpartum support is what you need!