~Postpartum Doula Services~
Women today are not always given the support they need in the postpartum period. Throughout history, women having babies have been surrounded by other women - relatives, friends, neighbors. In our modern society, women are living further away from their mothers and sisters and it is not as common or possible for neighbors and friends to be the type of support many new moms are needing. As we make the transition into motherhood, many times we are lacking the presence of other mothers. We are especially lacking the presence of other mothers who have breastfed successfully and can encourage and help us to overcome any challenges. The postpartum period should be a time when mom and baby are able to bond, rest, and enjoy their new lives together. A doula can help make that more possible, while nurturing the entire family and meeting whatever needs there may be. A doula understands the need for that traditional role of support and encouragement from one mother to another.
*Includes 1 free consultation (if possible, prenatallly)
* Breastfeeding support
*Support for multiples
*Trained in recognizing and differentiating between normal post partum stresses, anxieties, and depressive signs.
* Referrals to community support and professionals
* newborn care support
* sibling care
* light housework
* small trips to the grocery store or local errands
* meal preparation
* new parent support
* free lending library
*We can make a plan of days/hours you want support for prior to birth, or you can make up your mind after the birth – but in that case, I ask for at least 24 hours notice.
**I am currently available for nighttime work only and on a limited basis, and as of September 9, my daytime availability opens back up.
Lori Daley, LCCE, BAI CD
Delco Doula Birth Services