Daytime doulas generally work 3-5 hours a day, 2-5 days a week. Your doula will help the family adjust to having a new baby in the house. She is a specialist in newborn care.
The time when baby is first brought home is a time of adjustment for the family. Whether first baby or not, it is a time of getting to know each other. Often it is also a time of being overwhelmed and unsure of what to do or how to do it. A postpartum Doula can help you and your family through this time.
It is important to us to offer a full package of care so we have included daytime help for clients who need it. A daytime Postpartum Doula takes care of the whole family.
Ways a daytime doula can help:
- Emotional support
- Breastfeeding support
- Teach/model newborn care
- Household tasks/light housekeeping
- Help with sibling transitions into being an older brother or sister
- Preparation of meals
- Be there to “MOTHER” the mother
- Accompany mom on outings such as to doctors’ offices, etc.
- Run errands for the family such as to the grocery store or pharmacy
- Provide lending library of books on infant care, postpartum depression, breastfeeding,
- Act as a resource for community services
Learn more about Postpartum Doula care in our extensive FAQ section.