Congratulations! You are about to embark on one of the most rewarding, challenging and transformational experience of you life - becoming a parent. This period in your life is a season of accepting help and embracing change. It can be a challenging time to navigate. As a trained postpartum doula is is my pleasure to help guide you through this adventure. I will be by your side to help you discover your intuition and confidence as a parent.
What does a postpartum doula do?
As a doula my role is support you. That can mean a lot of things depending on your needs. I may take the role of sounding board for you to work through a difficult decision, like how and where your baby should sleep. I may take the role of support team member, who cooks delicious, healing meals and holds your baby while you eat. I may take the role of caretaker to rub your aching shoulders, sooth your baby when you need a break, help with laundry and or handle basic housekeeping.
Together we will figure out what you need. Don't worry this won't be hard, I have worked with many parents in transition, and I can make it easy for you to figure out what you need.
What doesn't a postpartum doula do?
As a support person there are a few things I can't or won't do. I promise never to make a decision for you. I will only help you find the decision that is inside your heart and clarify your thinking. I will not get involved in personal choices or place my biases on your family. As a parent I have chosen my path and made my choices, now it is your turn. I will support you to make the best decisions for you and your family.
I also can't do pet care. I am allergic to animals and have no experience caring for pets. I have some great contacts for wonderful pet care experts that can help with this if you need. If you have pets in your home I can manage my allergies so don't worry. Depending on the personality of you pet it may be best if they don't join us when I am there. We will determine what is best for your pet during our initial visit.
You have already taken a brave first step in looking for support during this time of transition. Good job! Now it's time to take the next step and book your free postpartum planning consultation. During this consultation we will start your postpartum plan and discuss the types of support I can provide that will help you reach your goals.