Why a Postpartum Plan?
A woman’s labour and birth experience is extremely important and can set the stage for the postpartum period as well as long term emotional and physical health for both mom and baby. However, planning for what comes next (the postpartum/postnatal period) is often overlooked.
The days and weeks following the birth of your baby are a major time of transition physically, mentally and emotionally.
It is a lot like the time and effort that typically goes into planning a wedding while often overlooking the lifelong marriage that comes after it.
The postpartum period is generally defined as the first 6 weeks following the birth of your baby.
Just like labour and birth, there are a lot of unknowns in the postpartum period and you may not truly know what you need until it’s happening, but it’s SO important to start thinking now about supports you might need in place to set you up for success in the early days.
Once baby is here it can be a whirl wind of epic proportions and your self-care and nourishment can get moved quickly to the bottom of the list.
A postpartum plan can support you and your growing family with a smooth transition and help to ensure you don’t lose yourself in the process.
Why hire a Postpartum Doula?
The period immediately following the birth is a time of bonding with your child.
Having a postpartum doula provides an extra pair of hands so mom and her partner can settle into their new role as parents.
Postpartum doulas will help with newborn care, assist with breastfeeding, do laundry, errands and provide nutritious meals.
They also listen and honor the birth experience, encourage self-confidence, through education and support, as well as improve parental satisfaction and reduce the risk of mood disorders.
Pricing for Mid-Hudson Valley Birth and Post-Partum Doula Services vary
Please call 978-480-0773 or email for more information.