Many other cultures treat the postnatal period as a special time where a new mother has time & support to recover from birth. Getting some extra help as a new parent can make your experience more positive, restorative & even reduce the risk of postnatal mood disorders. Hiring a postnatal doula can help you with this as they take some of the day-to-day tasks from you whilst supporting you in your recovery physically & emotionally which can lead to better health later in life. Other benefits include establishing breastfeeding & breastfeeding for longer, better relationships with your partner & less stress while you are adjusting to your new role as a parent.
With our Flexi Pop-ins postnatal doula service, you will be provided practical support such as light housework, looking after older children, cooking nutritious meals, supporting you with breastfeeding advise, food shopping, holding the baby while you sleep or shower, and even walking your dog. It can be an emotional time so having someone there to help support and nurture you by debriefing your birth experience is a plus.
With our Flexi Pop-Ins doula service, you will be heard with a compassionate ear and nurtured during one of the most pivotal times in your life. In our alliance with the Pregnancy Information & Parenting Support Group (PIPS), we can provide a support network: osteopaths, lactation consultant, pediatric nurse, independent health visitor, independent midwife & many more.
While a maternity nurse will be there to look after your baby, a postnatal doula is there to look after you (the parent) & help you find the space to properly recover from birth while you care for your new baby in a way that offers you time and space to strengthen that bond.