“A calming force during early parenting.”
The postpartum period is the period of time that begins immediately after childbirth when the birthing individual’s body, including hormone levels and uterus size, return to a non-pregnant state.
Sounds easy, right? Not so fast… This is also the time when one is reinventing themselves as a parent, trying to figure out their newborn’s needs, learning to identify cues so that feedings can be more peaceful and efficient, making sense of a new normal, etc. Keep in mind… ALL of this is happening on little to ZERO SLEEP…
The problem is, no one talks about it. No one shows up for it. And no one seems to understand it.
Enter Boston Birth Associates! The postpartum professionals who talk about it. Who show up for it. Who understand it. And who’s presence brings postpartum families a truly calming force.
Postpartum doula support changes the experience of welcoming a new baby - it changes it for the better in so many nuanced ways.
First, our doulas are trustworthy and accountable... so you know that you and your baby are in safe hands. Hands that hold your precious baby while you shower or rest. Hands that prepare a much needed snack while you feed your baby. Hands that pass you a tissue as the emotions creep up and spill out. And hands that hold your face and look into your eyes while breathing belief into your soul.
First, our doulas are patient and empathetic. They understand the nuances of the postpartum period. They know that it is not just about the baby but about the major life transition that each person uniquely experiences. They are equipped to recognize the early signs and symptoms of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders and they have vetted resources if there becomes a need for one.
First, our doulas are experts in newborn care and infant feeding. As you learn to navigate life with a baby, those sweet tiny people have a tendency to throw you for a loop. What works for them today, seems to unsettle them tomorrow. A feeding position that went well 3 hours ago, seems to cause absolute discomfort at the next meal time… Take comfort in knowing that our experts will set you up for ongoing success long after they leave!
After giving birth, you won’t see your doctor for 6 long weeks. Those weeks are filled with questions, concerns, trepidation, worry, and… absolute exhaustion. Invite Boston Birth Associates to weather the storm alongside you and alleviate the pressure.
Our postpartum doulas provide in-home support during the day, overnight, and for short term live-in periods. Contact us today to learn more about hiring a postpartum doula for your newborn experience!