Day Time Support From Your Postpartum Doula
Our postpartum doulas love providing day time support for families in the Triangle area! With each postpartum doula client, we try to have one planning appointment, hopefully prenatally, to learn about you, your family, and your goals with your new baby. Many families feel our help is best used for overnight support, but many also see benefit of having day time support as well!
Whatever you need
Really, whatever you need, your postpartum doula can do. Day time support really lends itself well to developing systems for staying organized, as well as preparing for busier times. We work with our clients to learn their goals of their postpartum period and help achieve those.
Postpartum doula for the entire family
The largest difference between a postpartum doula and a night nurse, baby nurse or even a nanny, is we are there for the entire family. One minute we may be helping one parent get into a comfortable breastfeeding position, the next we could be reading a story to an older sibling, and then the next we could be helping the other parent prepare dinner. We want the entire family to feel supported, and thus we are able to assist in any way possible. A night nanny soles focus is the baby: making sure baby is feed, changed and hopefully sleeping. A postpartum doula is doing all of that but also making sure the parents have a good meal, that pile of laundry is folded, and even the trash is taken out. We believe families do better when everyone is completely support from their team of doulas.
So, what exactly does a postpartum doula do?
We help with...
- Feeding the baby
- Changing dirty diapers
- Comforting baby while the parent takes a shower
- Folding the piles of laundry
- Ordering diapers, wipes, and other necessities on Amazon Prime
- Helping older siblings adjust to the newest member of their family
- Taking the dog for a walk
- Planning and preparing meals for the family
- Suggesting alternate breastfeeding positions
- Working with families to develop formula feeding schedules
- Planning what it will look like when one or both parents go back to work