October 26, 2016

What does a postpartum doula do is a commonly felt, if not commonly asked, quandary.  I couldn’t imagine what a postpartum doula did until about 1 week after my first son was born when I was home alone and just wanted to talk to someone that GOT it: the emotions, the birth journey, the spit up and breast feeding, the infinite solitude that was never really solitary.  Someone that would come over and listen without the primary goal of snuggling on my cute baby.  Someone that could help me eat well, shower more than once a week, deal with laundry and dishes.  Someone that had no ulterior motives other than supporting me.  

I thought it may be helpful to outline three different postpartum doula visits I have shared with three different baby-mamas.  Each time is unique, as is each family’s needs, so this is not an all encompassing view of a postpartum d...

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