Postpartum and Infant Care Doulas
Baby is here! Now what?
Postpartum can be a very exciting, yet delicate time for a new family. New Mums and Dads have got questions, are tired, their bodies are healing and recovering and really, they need a warm cup of tea and a sandwich.
Who knew something (or someone) so small could make such a huge impact to your life?
All of the excitement of bringing your new baby home can also be a little intimidating. Your postpartum doula will make that transition from pregnancy to parenting so much smoother.
Your Postpartum Doula is here to help you navigate this uncharted territory. With the care and support of your postpartum doula, you can relax in the assurance that she will help you find your own rhythm and help you dance to the beat of your own drum. Dublin Family Doulas will work with you to discover your own parenting philosophy. Your Doula will suggest some systems you might put in place so that you can confidently take care of your baby’s needs while also taking care of your own.
Your Postpartum or Postnatal Doula simply supports you in finding what feels right for you and your family.
Newborn babies can be quite like Irish weather; you just never know what the next 10 minutes will bring!
We know you just want to be the best parents you can be.
Dublin Family Doulas are here to help. Here’s how we delight in making this transition as easy as possible for you:
Compassionate, unbiased support and care. You don’t have to listen to any more unsolicited advice. Your postpartum doula will encourage you to always do what feels right for you and your family. Everything else gets left behind.
Helpful hands around the house. Many hands make light work and new babies don’t leave much time to tidy up. We’ve got it! Your postpartum doula is ready to run a load of laundry or a mop over the floors. Whatever you need.
Feeding support. Dublin Family Doulas are experienced in all feeding methods. Breastfeeding, Bottle Feeding, Pumping or Combination Feeding. Your postpartum doula will learn about your feeding goals and support you entirely.
Navigating your options. Feeding, nappies, sleeping and transport, there are so many choices. Your postpartum doula will help you wade through them all and help you find what suits the needs of your family.
Self care. It’s no secret that you can’t pour from an empty cup. Take a shower, nap, break or snack while your postpartum doula focuses on taking care of your baby’s needs.
Sibling Nurturing. A new baby brings a huge shift for all family members, balancing time with older children can take a little figuring out! Benefit from encouragement and compassionate support for big brothers and sisters who are finding their little feet during big changes.
Is it normal? Your postpartum doula is an expert in normal postpartum recovery. She also knows when you might benefit from some encouragement in seeking some further postpartum support. Your postpartum doula knows the best people in the community to refer you to.
Meal Preparation. Postpartum nutrition is an essential part of recovery. Postpartum Doulas can also assist in meal planning and preparation.
Errands. Whether the thought of heading out to get groceries is daunting, or you’d like some company attending a baby group for the first time. You don’t have to do it alone.
Company. One of the biggest challenges that new parents experience is the sense of loss of identity they feel while on maternity leave. Your postpartum doula will provide compassion, empathy and validation while you adjust to this new chapter in your life.
Tailor made packages to suit you.
Postpartum packages are available for daytime, overnight and temporary live in care.