A postpartum doula is a reassuring presence after birth. Your doula will make postpartum home visits to ensure that you and your family can rest and recover in a calm environment during the first few weeks after Baby is born, one that supports the special mother-newborn bond.
Postpartum doula services offer physical, mental and emotional support during this transitional period. With sensitive care and respect, your postpartum doula acts as an educational source for postnatal health and parenting, allowing you to establish a deeper connection with your newborn. A newborn’s attachment to their mother sets the foundation for all of the relationships they will have as children and adults.
Postpartum Home Visits
Postpartum home visits encompass all avenues and aspects of postnatal care, from emotional and breastfeeding support to practical newborn care tips. A mother herself, Martha brings warmth and understanding to ensure a smooth transition into motherhood.
Postpartum home visits are individually tailored to meet the unique needs of the family. The tasks and goals of your postpartum doula will match the special requests made by the mother and her family.
Postpartum doula services are provided by Martha Davis and include:
- Breastfeeding support
- Teaching and assistance with newborn care
- Strengthening communication and the bonding experience
- Soothing and holding your baby
- Help with sibling preparation and adjustment
- Assisting mother with self-care
- Limited childcare to allow
motherto care for herself and bond with baby
- Help with sleep strategies
- Postpartum nutritional advice
- Access to educational resources and referrals
To complement our postpartum doula services, healing massage and bodywork is available for the mother, newborn and father/partner. A combination of therapeutic massage, craniosacral therapy and lymphatic drainage therapy will help to release any restrictions that may have occurred during pregnancy, the birth process or the postpartum period. With the caring guidance of your postpartum doula, your family can confidently move forward.
Infant massage and movement classes are available along with support and information on breastfeeding, moms’ groups and yoga classes.
The Value Of Postpartum Home Visits
The help of postpartum doula services, given at such a crucial time in the lives of parents and newborns, has many lasting benefits. Motherhood is a major life transition and the adjustment period feels less overwhelming when a professional doula is available to address your questions and concerns.
Especially during a time of sleep-deprivation and exhaustion, postpartum home visits can bring vitality and renewed energy back into the home.
For mothers experiencing postpartum depression after the birth of their child, postpartum doula services provide uplifting support and nurturing encouragement. New mothers learn to trust their own maternal instincts in meeting Baby’s needs, cultivating a healthier mother-newborn relationship.
Research conducted on postpartum home visits have found that:
- Participating parents save up to $5.70 for every dollar invested
- Mothers return to work faster
- Parents raise children who experience fewer injuries and more success in school
Incorporating massage and bodywork into postpartum doula services enhances the bonding process, decreasing the chances of nursing difficulties, colic, ear infections and respiratory and digestive issues.
The ultimate goal of postpartum doula services is to help you raise a happy, healthy baby while promoting the total health and well-being of your family.
Build Strong Foundations
If you would like to discuss our postpartum doula services, contact us to schedule an appointment with Martha. Questions and suggestions are always welcome.
Please note: The phone at In Balance is placed on silent. This ensures that clients currently receiving treatment will not be disturbed, and may fully enjoy the time they have set aside for themselves. Please leave us a message, and we will return your call as soon as possible.