Is a Postpartum Doula Right for your Family?

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A postpartum doula provides support during the “fourth trimester,” the first three months of life out of the womb. Postpartum doulas are there to assist Mom, Dad, newborn, and siblings. They support families mentally, physically, and by offering newborn care knowledge.

What Does BBN&N Offer?

Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny offers Postpartum Doulas as well as Daytime Newborn Care Experts that can provide all the postpartum support you need. The postpartum period is a time of transition for your whole family. Whether you are recovering physically from a cesarean section, have newborn-related questions, require lactation support or simply need extra emotional support, our compassionate, professional team wants to assist you as you form into your new role as a mother.

What is the difference between a Daytime Newborn Care Expert and a Postpartum Doula?

The two types of caregivers offer similar services. However, a Daytime Newborn Care Expert provides new parents guidance and directions about how to take care of their newborn. They are knowledgeable in developmental milestones and will help your baby reach them. Whereas a Postpartum Doula cares for your newborn as well as offering support for Mom and helping with household chores, running errands, and can even give Mom a massage.

A Postpartum Doula’s Role

  • Cares for Mom
  • Lactation support
  • Helps create and maintain newborn nap and sleep schedules
  • Light Chores: Dishes, laundry, meal prep
  • Childcare for your newborn or an older sibling
  • Guides you in learning new tasks: Bathing your newborn, swaddling, sanitizing bottles, and more
  • Teaches you tips and tricks for diapering, burping, and more newborn care

Is a Postpartum Doula right for your family?

Well, that is all dependent on what you need. If you are a new parent and need guidance, childcare, and physical/mental support as you recover from giving birth then yes a Postpartum Doula is right for you. However, if you just need some help during the day with your newborn so you can get some well deserved rest, then a Daytime Newborn Care Expert may better suit you and your family’s needs. If you are looking for a long term childcare provider to come to your home then you will want to hire a nanny with infant experience. Or if you wish for overnight assistance with your newborn so you can sleep a bit more, then an Overnight Newborn Care Expert is what you are looking for. Whatever your needs are Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny is here to help you every step of the way. Call us today for more information about our services and to get started, 781-444-4063.


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