“We currently think what is a necessity is a luxury, and it’s time that we reclaim this knowledge for ourselves and for each other, so that rather than feeling depleted, frazzled, and fragile, women can emerge from the transition to motherhood stronger, happier, and more whole.”
– Kimberly Ann Johnson, the fourth trimester
Support After Birth
A new family deserves special care during the postpartum time, especially the mother, when she is recovering from birth and learning to care for her baby. Postpartum Doulas fill an important role in providing emotional, physical, and evidence-based informational support to the new family after the birth of a baby. A doula’s role is fluid and changes from day to day depending on the needs of the mother, and can include:
- Offering coping strategies for postpartum adjustment
- Newborn sleep information and family sleep solutions
- Infant care information: diapering, bathing, dressing, etc.
- Breastfeeding, pumping, and bottle feeding assistance
- Nutritious snack and meal preparation
- Light housekeeping (dishes and laundry)
- Infant care so parents can sleep and shower
- Nursery organization and product recommendations
- Running errands for groceries and baby/mama supplies
- Referrals to other professionals if needed
- Babywearing and soothing techniques
Upcoming DONA Postpartum Doula Trainings:
At Homegrown Babies April 26-28, 2019. Register Now!
At Homegrown Babies November 8-10, 2019 Register Now!
A four day retreat-style DONA-approved training at the Belize Ocean Club resort, includes some meals and excursions! May 20-23, 2019. Register Now!
If you are also interested in becoming a birth doula, there is a DONA- approved Birth Doula Training in Belize as well, from May 16-19. More info here: Belize Birth Doula Training
At Radiance September 13-15, 2019. Register Now!