What is a Postnatal Doula?
A Postnatal Doula can...
emotionally support you and your family in the first days, weeks and months of giving birth
do light housework
make meals for you and your family
care for your other children while you are close by
signpost services that may be right for you
walk your dog
give you a break
allow you to sleep
make time and space for you to do something for yourself (take a bath, read a book, send some emails, etc.)
join you on trips out of the house (sometimes that first trip out on your own is a bit daunting),
support with feeding
help with bath and bedtimes
build your confidence in your innate ability to look after your baby
And she should be working herself out of a job from her first visit
If you would like to ask any questions or talk about this more, I would love to hear from you.