The Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Postpartum Doula
10 – So you don’t feel judged while you learn to care for your newborn. A doula offers judgment-free support allowing you to develop your “inner-momma” peacefully, smoothly and at your own pace.
9 – So you can let your guard down and explore your parenting options. Your doula will discuss various parenting philosophies and options with you and support you in every decision YOU make.
8 – Because early breastfeeding can pose its challenges, having a doula by your side during frustrating or exhausted feedings can be extremely beneficial.
6 – So you can be reminded to eat well and stay hydrated. Simple things like eating and drinking are easily overlooked while focusing on a newborn, however, they are extremely important to your recovery.
5 – So you can be free of day-to-day household tasks in order to focus on bonding with your baby and your partner.
4 – For the most up to date information on products relating to babies. Your doula is an expert on all things “baby”, in spite of the ever-changing recommendations and product recalls.
3 – Doulas are trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of the postpartum baby blues and postpartum depression. Your doula can advise you of what is a “normal” part of your emotional recovery and what you might need some help with.
2 – So that you can allow yourself “real” sleep, knowing that a trained professional is caring for your baby while you rest and recover.
And the #1 reason you should hire a postpartum doula is… BECAUSE YOU DESERVE ONE!
Authored by: Randy Patterson