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Benefits of Postpartum Doula Care for New Parents

Updated: Jun 4

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Have you ever wondered what a Doula is? What about a Postpartum Doula?

Here at Chelsea Lactation & Postpartum Care, my mission as a postpartum doula is to recognize, honor, and support the distinct journey of every parent and family member. I understand that welcoming a new little one into your life is a profound and transformative experience. This is why I focus on providing comprehensive postpartum care through my services.


Read on to learn about the role of postpartum doula care and how it can enhance your postpartum experience.

 

What is a postpartum doula?


smiling mother in hospital bed holding newborn on her chest

A postpartum doula is a trained professional who provides physical, emotional, and informational support to families during the postpartum period, typically in the weeks or months following childbirth.


Unlike a midwife or medical professional, a postpartum doula focuses on non-medical aspects of postpartum care. Their role includes assisting with newborn care, offering guidance on feeding and soothing techniques, providing emotional support, and helping with light household tasks.


A postpartum doula nurtures and empowers new parents for a more confident transition into parenthood.

 

Six key benefits of postpartum doula care


Practical Assistance:


From light household chores to meal preparation, I am there to lighten the load. By taking care of practical tasks, I allow new parents the time and energy to focus on bonding with their baby and caring for themselves (read: you can take a shower and a nap!).


Guidance in Infant Care:


Whether you're a first-time parent or adding to your growing family, I share the latest evidence-based guidance in infant care. From diapering and soothing techniques to sleep routines, I support your unique parenting style and am there to empower you with the knowledge and confidence you need.


Individualized Breastfeeding Assistance:


Breastfeeding can sometimes be challenging, especially in the early days. Many parents have feeding questions that their pediatrician or family doctor can’t answer.


As a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist (CBS), I have the specialized knowledge and training to provide proper assistance and promote a positive breastfeeding experience tailored to the unique needs of you and your baby.


Building Confidence:


As a Postpartum Doula, I work to build the confidence of new parents. I offer encouragement, guidance, troubleshooting, and help connecting with local resources. I know that if you believe in and trust yourself, you will always be able to make the best choices for yourself and your family.


Emotional Support:


The postpartum period can be overwhelming, and having a compassionate professional by your side can make a significant difference. As a postpartum doula, I am trained to listen, offer encouragement, and provide a safe space for you to express your feelings and concerns.


Reducing Feelings of Isolation:


The postpartum period can sometimes feel isolating. I am there for you as a trusted companion, reducing feelings of loneliness by providing understanding, companionship, and reassurance.


You don't have to do this alone.


Your Journey is Special


father and baby smiling at each other while lying on their backs on the floor

Postpartum doula support goes beyond the practicalities of care; it's about creating a supportive and nurturing environment for new parents to thrive.


Postpartum doula care provides assurance and support during an incredibly transformative time in your life.


As a postpartum doula and CBS, I am committed to supporting you and your goals. Your journey is unique, and I’d love to help make it as smooth and joyful as possible.


Want to learn more? Book a First Meeting with me today. I can't wait to meet you!



Best wishes to you and yours,


Jessica


(Read more about me here: About Jessica)








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