THE ROLE OF THE POSTPARTUM DOULA
A postpartum doula’s role is flexible. From family to family, day-to-day, even hour-to-hour, her role is constantly changing.
She is a teacher and a source of information and will provide reliable, evidenced-based information on maternal care, infant feeding and care, as well as integrating a baby into the family. She offers practical support with meal preparation and household organization.
The postpartum doula also has a thorough knowledge of services, products, and professionals available in her community and offers quality referrals when they are needed.
At all times the doula provides reassurance, support and the belief that these parents can and will be successful in nurturing their family. Her support and information extend to all family members equally in her role of “nurturing the family”.
Cost: $550 +GST