Bridging the gap of support
Traditionally, a Postpartum Doula's role was to focus on the new birthing parent's physical and emotional wellbeing after the birth of a baby; to "mother the mother". Today, with shifting family dynamics and many of us living far away from our traditional support structures, along with the significant pressures of modern life, that role has expanded significantly to bridge the gap in care for the new family as a whole.
Research shows that using a Postpartum Doula has clear and lasting benefits to new families
And the pressures of modern life here in the Bay Area are always at play; pressure to get back to work or 'bounce back', minimal maternity/paternity leave, cultural resistance to breastfeeding, competitive parenting and the pursuit of parenting perfection.
It's no wonder that many of us feel overwhelmed during pregnancy and postpartum. In fact, it's completely normal. That's where a Postpartum Doula can help.
Postpartum Doulas are professionally trained to help new families navigate the early weeks of parenthood by providing evidence-based information on all aspects of newborn care, postpartum physical and emotional recovery and family adjustment. A Postpartum Doula will expertly offer loving support and guidance, without expectation or judgment, and prioritize your unique and individual needs as a new parent.
Most importantly, a Postpartum Doula will nurture your parenting instincts and help foster confidence as you develop your own, distinctive parenting style.