The arrival of a new baby is an exciting time, but it can also be very overwhelming. New parents often have questions and are trying to navigate life with a new baby while their bodies are also recovering from birth. Is it normal for my body to feel like this? Is feeding supposed to be so complicated? How do I soothe my baby and help them sleep? Trying to decide what feels right for you can be very confusing if you are hearing conflicting opinions from everyone around you.
A postpartum doula supports your family as you navigate these questions and various opinions with nonjudgmental, evidence-based information and hands-on support that suits your parenting style. Our mission is to help take some of the stress out of early parenting!
our postpartum doulas assist with:
Feeding: We have experience assisting families with breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, and combination feeding. We will support you with whichever choice feels right for you. We also meet with parents prior to birth and help set them up for a stress-free feeding journey. Learn more about that here.
Sleeping: We help new parents create healthy sleep habits which are developmentally appropriate for their baby. We are available for both overnight care and daytime hours so parents are not battling with sleep deprivation during those early days.
Physical and Emotional Care: We specialise in newborn care and help with all of the most common questions new parents may have. We also prioritise your postnatal recovery, both physical and emotional, so you can rest and maintain self-care after baby arrives.
Sibling Adjustment: Parents may often worry about how older children will adjust when a new baby is introduced to their family. This is very normal and a postpartum doula can help with this transition by ensuring siblings feel involved, loved and looked after.
Meal Prep and Planning: New mums often put their own nutritional needs to the side following birth. We are more than happy to prepare snacks, meals, stop into the shop or assist with larger meal planning.
Household Tasks: We are ready to maintain household tasks including laundry, dishes, and basic cleaning so you can bond with your baby and enjoy all of those baby snuggles!
Referrals: We have created great connections with service providers and resources within our community which we can refer you to if needed.
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We are ready to support your growing family. Contact us today to schedule a phone or in-person consultation.