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  • Writer's pictureNicole Sivers

Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Postpartum Doula

To receive nonjudgmental support as you navigate your postpartum period and discover what your parenting philosophies are. Your doula differs from any other listening ear because she comes to you with a clean slate and holds no opinions on what you choose for your family.

To have access to all of the evidence based and up to date information you may need. Hiring a doula is like investing in your own personal childbirth and postpartum encyclopedia. Everyone is capable of doing their own research, but it sure is nice having it at the edge of your fingertips.

To have someone watching over you who knows what a normal recovery from childbirth looks like. Your doula is trained to recognize the signs of Postpartum Depression and is ready to offer the best resources to address and overcome it.

For those extra set of hands around the house you’ve been yearning for. As much as we want to get everything done while caring for a newborn, sometimes we need that extra support to get through the day smoothly.

For a smooth transition into parenthood. Whether it’s your first child or your fourth, bringing a new baby home and getting into a comfortable routine poses its challenges. Hiring a postpartum doula can make it as seamless as possible.

Uninterrupted sleep. A sufficient amount of sleep is imperative when practicing self-care. Having a support person experienced in newborn care can give you the reassurance you need to get adequate rest and wake up feeling rejuvenated.

Feeding support. Whether you decide breast or bottle feeding is best for your family, both have significant information and guidelines you might not be familiar with.

Your partner works long hours or out of town. Bringing a new baby home and adjusting to parenthood can be stressful enough. Having a partner that needs to be gone for long periods of time can make it harder for you to adjust and find your rhythm. Your doula attunes to your needs and helps you find that rhythm.

You don’t have any close family. In a lot of cases, family members are the first to offer their support to the new parents. When you live a long way from your family, it can leave you feel overwhelmed and alone. Your doula steps in and offers their unconditional support to make sure this doesn’t happen.

Because you deserve it! Support should not expire once the baby is no longer a part of your body. And, sometimes mothers need to be mothered too.​

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