The first 12 months of a baby’s life is full of change, growth and development. Many new parents find this time exciting and also overwhelming. A postnatal doula is a trained professional who provides emotional and informational support to families during the postnatal period to help them achieve the most satisfying transition to parenting as possible.
There is a vast amount of research supporting that a doula’s care demonstrates remarkably improved physical and psychological outcomes for both mother and baby. Doulas have a positive impact on the well-being of the entire family.
Your Postnatal Doula
I will meet you in your home to attend postnatal support. These visits happen in the first 12 months after your baby is born. The visits will be up to 2 hours in length. Where possible, it is ideal to have had an antenatal visit to put into place a postnatal plan and supports to assist in making the transition to the postnatal period as seamless as possible. During visits, I will provide information, reassurance and emotional support to the family about breastfeeding, sleep and settle, normal newborn behaviour and growth and the mother’s postnatal recovery.
Postnatal Doula Support Package
Complementary introductory meeting (30 mins)
1 x antenatal visit (ideally)
Development of postnatal plan
Email and phone support in first 12 months
Postnatal home visits in first 12 months (number dependant on package selected)
Provide information, reassurance and emotional support to the family about breastfeeding, sleep and settle, normal newborn behaviour and growth and the mother’s postnatal recovery.
DONA International is the world’s premier doula organisation. They are the oldest, largest and most respected doula association in the world. Their founders are among the foremost experts on doula care, and DONA International certification is a widely respected measure of quality and professionalism.
They are an international, non-profit organisation of doulas that strives to have every doula trained and educated to provide the highest quality and standards for birth and/or postpartum support to birthing women and their families. To that end, they promote continuing education for doulas and provide a strong communication link among doulas and between doulas, families and the medical birthing community.
They are an amazing community with a shared passion for families that reaches around the world.
DONA International doulas and the families they serve are in more than 50 countries.
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