Postpartum doulas can help new parents in a number of ways. Their job includes being an assistant, a friend, a consultant, a confidante and so much more. Parents need support during this major transition in their life when a new little human is relying on them for everything day and night. We asked a few mothers if there were times that they wished they would have had the support of a postpartum doula. This is what they said:
I wish I had a postpartum doula when….
- I was recovering from my c-section and couldn’t get in and out of bed by myself.
- I needed to share my birth story with someone as I tried to process what had happened.
- Friends and family stopped visiting.
- I had no help with the older kids.
- I had housework to do.
- We had a rough night, baby didn’t sleep and I was exhausted.
- My mom flew home, my husband went back to work and I was all alone with my newborn.
- My son was extremely colicky and cried every night for hours until he was three months old.
- My mother in law gave me unsolicited advice about how to feed my colicky baby, along with “the disapproving look” when I chose not to listen to her advice.
- My husband travelled out of town and I had a five year old and a newborn to tend to.
- Breastfeeding hurt.
- My 2 year old was having a hard time adjusting to a new baby and needed more attention.
Does any of this sound familiar?
Our caring and experienced postpartum doulas are available to help. Buddha Belly doulas bring unconditional support without bias or judgement. They can work day or night providing newborn expertise, emotional support, sibling care, breastfeeding counseling, overnight newborn care, household management and so much more. Let them bring peace, order and comfort to your life to get you through this phase smoothly.