Postpartum Doula Core Training
Postpartum Doulas offer practical and emotional support to the new mother and family in their home following the birth of their baby. Postpartum doulas help the mother and new family become comfortable in their new roles. They may offer breastfeeding and newborn care guidance, advice on healing from birth, general household help, and referrals to community resources. Postpartum Doulas facilitate bonding with the baby and allow parents to spend extra time with older siblings. Studies show women who work with doulas have a lower incidence of postpartum depression and higher rates of breastfeeding than women without doula support.