From Natalie: “It is not natural for one women, to continually mother her baby around a 24 hour clock with no breaks”
Image Below: A common reality….
Image Below: … the fantasy!
Post Natal Doula Information.
By Jenna Affleck.
Traditionally, postpartum support came from female relatives within the village. Now days our villages have changed, and while some of us are lucky enough to have our mum just around the corner, for many of us, we rely solely on our partner, busy working friends or anonymous online forums for this support.
We can choose to struggle through with bare, minimum support and many women do, but we can also take action to bring in the extra support we are missing.
That is where Postpartum doulas play a vital role.
Postpartum care is often referred to as ‘mothering the mother’.
What service does a Postpartum doula commonly provide?
Professional Birth Story Listening
Light house duties
Cooking meals in your home
Providing you with some rejuvenation can greatly assist the energy you have for your new baby.
Providing you with confidence can greatly assist the emotional wellbeing of the whole family.
READ : A great article about Jenna and her work, written by a local writer.
A personal note from Jenna:
My name’s Jenna. As a Postpartum Doula, I offer emotional and physical support for mums and their family in the months following the birth of their baby.
I believe during the postnatal period, every mum deserves the love and nurturing support of a village. Our modern-day family dynamics and location often make that support difficult to access.
As your Postpartum Doula, I come to your home and work with you to ensure you feel nurtured nourished and energized to be the mother you truly feel you are”.
Image Below: Jenna at work.
Please click the “Beyond Birth Doula” Logo to explore Jennas’ website, or follow her Facebook link to get to know her on social media.