280 days. 40 weeks. 9 months.
Your body has done what it was created for, your heart is bursting at the seams with pure bliss, happiness, and an unconditional love that makes the stars look brighter and the sky bluer. Motherhood welcomes you with open arms, your friends and family are oohing and awing over you and your bundle of joy. In this moment, life is beautiful and complete.
After the birth, you realize that the newborn bliss has faded. You have found yourself in desperation, confusion and loneliness. You’re still healing and hurting. You feel overwhelmed. The laundry hasn’t been done, there are takeout boxes lining your counters, heck, you can’t remember the last time you showered.
You are not alone. In fact you are smack dab in the middle of the 4th Trimester. The trimester that wasn’t included in the 280 days, The trimester that nobody talks about. The next three months after the birth of your baby.
Asking for help can be scary and overwhelming.
The greatest resource for a mother after the birth of her child is a Postpartum Doula. Professional Postpartum Doulas are trained in supporting families during the postpartum period. They provide judge-free support, expertise, and flexibility helping you recover from childbirth and enter motherhood gracefully. With in-home care you receive both the privacy and support you deserve. Lactation education and support is also a large part of postpartum doula services. Think of a Postpartum Doula as your Fairy Godmother turning the 4th Trimester from a pumpkin into a carriage.
Postpartum doulas provide new families with a variety of customized services tailored to your family's needs. Each family has a unique set of circumstances. Our doulas are here to meet you and your family where you are at. Some tasks included with postpartum doula services include:
- mother care and breastfeeding support
- newborn care (singleton, twins, and multiples)
- meal planning and snacks
- household tasks
- support, encouragement, and up to date information during the fourth trimester and beyond.
You are not alone.
Our postpartum doulas are here to support you! Schedule your free consultation with one of our postpartum doulas.