Childbirth is a natural and life changing transition for a new mother. Her labor may have lasted three hours or forty-three hours, but all women need care after the birth of a child.If mom had birth complications or a c-section, it can make the transition to home even more difficult. The problem that many families run into is finding the help they need to support them through these first few weeks and months. Even as a new mother recovers from birth, she begins to care for her newborn baby. But who will care for this new mother?
A postpartum doula is a professional trained in supporting new families during the early months after delivery, and sometimes beyond. The postpartum doula offers practical and emotional support, education, and referrals to help clients become more confident in their skills as new parents. Whether your first or fifth child, the doula can make a difference by helping new families build the skills that will help them thrive in parenthood.
A postpartum doula helps with:
- Breastfeeding and bottle feeding support
- Newborn care
- Sibling adjustment
- Emotional support
- Meal preparation
- Providing referrals for other services
MAYA recently added a postpartum doula to our staff! If you are interested in learning more about how a postpartum doula can help you after labor and delivery, please contact Kathryn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-945-7670 ext 102.