Benefits and Roles of a Postpartum Doula

Benefits of a Postpartum Doula:

  • Greater satisfaction with postpartum period
  • Quicker birth recovery
  • More likely to eat healthier and sleep more
  • More confidence in parenting and childcare
  • Less stress and anxiety
  • More positive opinion of baby
  • More affectionate to baby
  • Less incidence in postpartum mood disorders
  • Higher breastfeeding success rate

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Role of a Postpartum Doula:

  • Supports the family through early transitional days and weeks
  • Assists with early breastfeeding
  • Provides information on normal newborn behavior and development
  • Provides guidance and help with newborn tasks such as diapering, bathing, cord care, dressing, feeding, burping, etc.
  • Provides respite care
  • Prepares light meals, runs errands, performs light housekeeping
  • Care of siblings
  • Helps parents process birth
  • Works with extended family members