We Aren't Baby Nurses
What is a Postpartum & Infant Care Doula?
A Postpartum & Infant Care Doula is everything except a Baby Nurse or Night Nanny, no worries though, it's even better. Many women hear from those around them that when their baby arrives a baby nurse is the best thing they'll ever invest in! Here is the thing, first off, they are not Registered Nurses, so the term "baby nurse" should not be used, second they focus just on the baby and you need more than that.
The superiority of a Postpartum & Infant Care Doula
When you are looking for the best of the best to care for you and your newborn, a P&ICD is your go to resource. As trained P&ICDs we have the skills to help you reach your parenting goals, recovery goals, and help your baby meet the goals you have outlined for them. Additionally, your P&ICD comes to you and stays with you every step of the way. No one else will compassionately settle your newborn in the middle of the night, be able to help you with breastfeeding questions during your 3am feed, answer your questions regarding your postpartum recovery and the latest baby gear. You can rest easy knowing that when you are taken care of, so is your partner, your oldest child, and your newborn. A peaceful, smooth transition to parenthood is what you are receiving from your P&ICD. You can rest easy knowing that your P&ICD is trained to support you as you navigate the unknowns of parenting, pediatrician recommendations and has access to vetted resources to help you parent the way that works for you.
Frontline defense against postpartum depression and postpartum mood disorders
While there are some risk factors that may increase your chances of Postpartum depression, generally every birthing mother is at risk. That's how it works. 10-15% of mothers suffer from PPD or Postpartum Anxiety and with a Postpartum & Infant Care Doula by your side immediate help, support, answers, and resources are available to you. Taking proactive steps before your baby has arrived or serious symptoms begin to appear reduces your severity and potentially PPD altogether.
What exactly do Postpartum & Infant Care Doulas do?
Our skill and training is extensive, however, the most common reasons for hiring a P&ICD are getting sleep overnight, helping a baby sleep, working with a breastfeeding mom, introducing a bottle, extra support for Postpartum Mood Disorders, not wanting to feel alone, wanting an expert who's support is continually accessible, and more. When you hire a Postpartum & Infant Care Doula, you get to discuss with them what your most important needs are, create a plan of care, and experience the comfort of support.
P&ICDS are not night nannies or baby nurses, they are better because they specialize in mom and baby and family emotional, physical and educational needs postpartum.