What is a Postnatal Doula?
‘Mothers need just as much attention as a newborn, because they too have just been born’
In many countries around the world, women practise ‘lying-in’ after birth - a period of typically 40 days or 6 weeks where they are surrounded by female relatives who ‘mother the mother’ by taking on household tasks, cooking and care of older children. This enables the new mother to recover from birth, bond with her baby and establish breastfeeding. In our society, this precious time is often overlooked and new mums may feel isolated, lonely and overwhelmed. Postnatal doulas are there to create a calm and nurturing environment, enabling you to not just survive the transition to parenthood, but to thrive and enjoy this special time with your baby.