Having a baby? Congratulations! This is a time in your life filled with exciting changes and adjustments. You might be thinking, now what? I need help!
Have you heard of a Postpartum Doula? How can a Certified Postpartum Doula help my family?
Did you know a Postpartum Doula professional offers physical, emotional and spiritual support to new mothers and the rest of the family? Here are a few reasons your growing family would need these services:
- Studies have shown that women who have social support during the postpartum period tend to have less postpartum depression, breastfeed for a longer duration and make a better adjustment to parenthood. Sally Placksin, author of Mothering the New Mother, identifies that “many women today are entering into motherhood in unprecedented states of isolation”.
- Men can get “baby blues” and postpartum depression also. They need a listening ear, support and an extra pair of hands too.
- Because a Mother’s overall health can be depleted by pregnancy, labor and birth, caring for her in a loving way will help restore her strength and sense of well being.
- Researchers at the University of Helsinki have now shown what kinds of biological mechanisms related to sleep loss affect the immune system and trigger an inflammatory response. These conditions also increase the chances of heart, vein and blood sugar diseases later in life.
With my 36 years of experience in Maternity nursing, 15 years as a lactation consultant and 9 years as a grandmother it is my delight to offer knowledgeable and nurturing care for the Family so they may focus on rest, recovery and enjoying their new baby.
Please call me @ 603-340-7028 or visit www.familycareafterbirth.com to learn more about Family Roots and the benefits of hiring a Certified Postpartum Doula.
Debbie Chalk RNC, IBCLC, CPD