encouraging you along your most amazing journey...
You are about to embark upon the most humbling, joyful, exhausting and important journey of your life: parenthood. Although your life will be turned upside down, you will experience a love stronger and more powerful than you can imagine. I would be honored to support you as your postpartum doula, encouraging a smooth transition to parenthood with evidence-based advice, practical help and nurturing support to increase your confidence as a new parent and new family. Please visit the Doula Services page for more information.
why use a postpartum doula?
Studies show that women who experience caring support from others have greater breastfeeding success, greater self-confidence in their new role as parent and less postpartum depression than those who do not. A doula can provide new parents with important information on what to expect from their newborn, along with baby-soothing skills, feeding, bonding, attachment and coping skills. Partners and other family members will benefit from concrete instruction and role modeling on how to support a woman during the weeks after birth. In addition, research tells us that support for and from the partner can have a significant impact on the partner’s own experience as well as the emotional adjustment of the mother.