Why Hire a Postpartum Doula?

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Why hire a postpartum doula?

Current research has shown that women who

  • are cared for by others during the postpartum period,
  • are allowed to rest and bond with their infants, and
  • are taught the basics of newborn care,
experience the following:
  • Greater breastfeeding success
  • Better postpartum adjustment
  • Less postpartum depression
  • More overall confidence in parenting

As the new mother receives nurturing support, she is able to recover from pregnancy and birth and focus her energy on bonding with her new baby. The parents' intuitive ability to nurture their family and develop and implement their own parenting style is enhanced by the non judgmental support of a doula.