Postpartum Doulas

GRDN Postpartum Support

Postpartum doulas provide a range of emotional and practical support to new mothers, parents, and their families after the birth.

A postpartum doula provides services in the home that facilitate a warm and nurturing experience for the entire family. The doula can help with infant soothing techniques, breast and bottle feeding support, and newly challenging tasks like preparing a healthy meal.

Each doula offers individualized services, tailored to the individual needs of the clients.

Birth Doulas

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  • Provide a wide range of caring, non-clinical and highly beneficial techniques that include physical comfort measures and emotional support before, during and after the birth.

  • Understand the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor.

  • Access helpful information for the expectant, laboring and postpartum parent/s to assist in their decision making.

  • Work in cooperation with physicians, midwives, nurses, and the partners and families of laboring and postpartum women.

  • Faciliate communication between the laboring woman, her partner, and clinical care providers.

  • Vary in experience, training, services, and personality. There are certifications for doulas; however, many very experienced doulas are not certified.

  • Recognize that childbirth is a key life experience that the mother will remember all her life. Thus, doulas help nurture and protect the woman's memory of her birth experience.

  • Provide support and care for adoptive parents in the first few weeks of their new family member's arrival.