How Can A Postpartum Doula Help Me?
The American way of supporting new families is considered inadequate and not shared by most other countries. After just 1 to 2 days in the hospital, parents are sent home and for most, the support ends. However, the rest of the world realizes that new families thrive best when they feel supported and have plenty of time to adjust to their new roles. It has been shown that having a postpartum doula decreases anxiety and postpartum depression, increases confidence in parenting, increases breastfeeding outcomes and provides an overall sense of well being.
American Pregnancy Association
The SeaCoast Doula Group
Women in the World