What do I do as a postnatal doula?

As a postnatal doula, my role is to provide both practical and emotional support to families with a new baby, particularly to the mother. Sometimes the term 'mothering the mother' is used to refer to a doula's work.

Many couples expecting a baby find themselves well informed about labour and birth through attending antenatal classes, but feel very poorly prepared for caring for the baby after he/she arrives. It can be a daunting prospect to be fully responsible for the care of a new baby, when you have little previous experience or knowledge.

This is where I can be of great help as a postnatal doula. My role involves nurturing and caring for a new mother as she grows in confidence and competence in the skills required, and of course, being a support to the partner and any other children in the family. I will also be very hands-on in the practical help I offer in order to keep the household running smoothly, allowing the mother time to focus on and bond with her baby. I will be a calming and reassuring presence in your home and will help you through the early days with a new baby. 

I hope you find all the information you are looking for here about my postnatal doula care. Please do get in touch by phone or email with any questions you may have, I'd be happy to help you.