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Postpartum doula

Postpartum doula provides physical, emotional and informational support to a woman and her family during the postpartum period.Certified postpartum doulas are trained professionals who understand the individualized needs of today’s families. Due to the many changes in healthcare and increased internet use gaps may exist in education, competence, and family support.

They also understand that new parents may not have a full understanding of what a normal postpartum period looks like, what is normal for newborns and about how to have an empowering and successful breastfeeding experience.

Eleven Domains of Postpartum Care that promotes healthy competence, more solid family relationships, and successful postpartum outcomes. These Eleven Domains are:

1. Emotional support
2. Physical comfort
3. Self-care
4. Infant care
5. Informational support
6. Advocacy
7. Referrals
8. Partner support
9. Support mother/father with infant
10. Support mother/father with sibling(s)
11. Household organization

A postpartum doula provides families with culturally appropriate emotional support to assist with the transitions of the postpartum period and having a new baby. While doing so the postpartum doula respects the parenting style of the family, provides opportunities for the mother to ask questions or express concerns, and provides encouragement.

The postpartum doula provides physical support as the family recovers and grows more comfortable with their new roles. The techniques for support should be individualized to the family’s specific needs, but may include providing opportunities for rest, personal care, and healing.

The doula can also demonstrate newborn care, assist with breastfeeding, provide care to older children, and be there to fill in the gaps as necessary. The postpartum doula focuses on normal postpartum recovery and newborns, and she provides unbiased, evidence based information so the mother can make an informed decision on what is in the best interest of herself and her baby.

The doula should not speak for the mother or the family, nor should she come between the mother and family and other professionals. The postpartum doula does not provide medical advice, and therefore does not provide any medical care or procedures. The postpartum doula should be knowledgeable about medical procedures that pertain to the mother and baby so that she can provide evidence based information, but she should also know when and who to refer out to when the care needed goes beyond her scope of practice.

The postpartum doula always presents herself as a professional and treats others (such as partners, family members, friends, and healthcare providers) with dignity and respect. In the event the doula is unable to fulfill her obligations, she will assist her client in finding a suitable replacement by referring to another doula to ensure the family has the support they need. A postpartum doula should respect and protect the privacy of her client(s). She should not share personal or health information with others without the written consent of the client. This includes, but is not limited to verbal discussions about her clients, sharing written personal information, and sharing information or photographs on social media.

Postpartum support provides families with increased confidence in their new roles, a greater satisfaction in the breastfeeding experience as well as the duration, and fewer incidences of postpartum depression.

Postpartum doulas focus on “mothering the mother” by ensuring the mother receives proper nutrition, sufficient fluids, and rest so that she can heal. The doula is also a companion who can listen to the mother, provide options, resources and referrals so that there can be a reduction in feelings of anxiety, stress, and isolation. In some cases, because of the doula’s training and knowledge, she may notice deviations from normal postpartum recovery, newborn appearance and behavior, and breastfeeding which can lead to referrals and/ or treatment being provided sooner. The postpartum doula assists the family in the postpartum period by attending to the needs of other family members, making sure they have enough attention, providing reassurance, nourishment and helps to keep an orderly house to help the entire family during their transition.

Postpartum doulas provide essential support to help families get the best possible start with their new baby.

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