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What is Postpartum Doula Support?

The Fourth Trimester can be such a challenging time. It can seem overwhelmingly dark and stormy as you attempt to figure out both this new person in your life and all of the changes that a baby brings. 

Nobody should have to struggle alone! With an Edmonton Postpartum Doula, you can build your confidence and adjust to having another little person in your life. We offer day time or overnight postpartum doula support.

Support to help you lighten the mental load so you can be more present in your day. Each day shift is based on your family’s unique needs from day to day, and may include (but is not limited to):

  • → Assistance with baby care (feed, diaper, play, hold, etc).
  • → Physical relief from baby care while you heal, rest, shower, or nourish your own body and soul.
  • → Emotional support – unload if you need it. We can take it.
  • → Sourcing and providing of evidence-based information.
  • → Educational support – baby/postpartum what to expect.
  • → Educational support – infant feeding.
  • → Educational support – babywearing
  • → Educational support – baby sleep
  • → Preparation of snacks or light meals & help with meal planning and prepping
  • → Light housekeeping (dishes, laundry, tidying up in high use areas)
  • → Tend to other children while you rest with baby
  • → Company for errands or appointments – let us help you get out of the house for those groceries! (We can not transport clients)
  • → Community resource connections & referrals

Support that will help your family get the rest they need so everyone is better able to cope with all of the changes a new baby brings! Each overnight shift is based on your family’s unique needs from night to night, and may go as follows:

  • → Discuss how your day went and any questions that you may have.
  • → Provide any requested resources.
  • → If nursing, you can give your baby one last feed before you go to bed for the night.
  • → We will take baby and burp, change, and soothe your baby until they fall asleep.
  • → While baby sleeps, we will do light (quiet) housework, meal prep, or find resources that you may need. 
  • → When baby wakes to eat, we will either feed baby a bottle or bring baby to nurse. Repeat above as many times as necessary.
  • → Near the end of the shift, we will prepare breakfast/coffee/etc for the family if desired.
  • → Debrief the night (either in person or via text later that day) and leave you to either sleep longer or enjoy your breakfast/coffee.

Connect With the Doula

Are you ready to see how this Edmonton Postpartum Doula can help you gain more confidence in the postpartum time? Send us a message to book a consult. We look forward to seeing how we can help you have a more positive birth and postpartum experience. 

Currently, Nurtured Postpartum is offering virtual consults (either video or phone). All consults are free!