What is a Postpartum Doula?
A postpartum doula is a support person to the family after a baby is born. A postpartum doula can help navigate new emotions felt by mom and partner, answer questions regarding chest/breastfeeding, support new siblings in the transitions of learning about a new baby.
A postpartum doula is also there to help a new birthing parent with nutritional needs, such as making meals, keeping water bottles full and near, running mom and baby laundry, making beds for mom and baby. They can also do the dishes, and help keep bottles clean and sanitized.
A postpartum doula is a trained individual who communicates with families to better serve their needs in time of recovery after childbirth. Sometimes this can include emotional support after a baby or pregnancy loss.
A postpartum doula knows how to obtain and convey evidence-based information, and have access to local resources.
"Ms. Sally helped me feel like I could trust my instincts, that I knew what my baby needed when it came to feeding. My baby and I both slept better, feeling more safe and confident in each other."
J.L. PNW Parent