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What is a postpartum doula?

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Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Postpartum Doula

What a postpartum doula does changes from day to day, as the needs of the family change.
Postpartum doulas do whatever a mother needs to best enjoy and care for her new baby. A large part of their role is education. They share information about baby care with parents, as well as teach siblings and partners to “mother the mother.” they assist with breastfeeding education.

In brief: Postpartum Doula

What a postpartum doula does changes from day to day, as the needs of the family change.
Postpartum doulas do whatever a mother needs to best enjoy and care for her new baby. A large part of their role is education. They share information about baby care with parents, as well as teach siblings and partners to “mother the mother.” they assist with breastfeeding education.
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Doula

Doulas are considered expert advisors in the process of birth and postpartum care, as well as childcare in the newborn phase.
They are not licensed professionals, but can have a wealth of experience.

In brief: Doula

Doulas are considered expert advisors in the process of birth and postpartum care, as well as childcare in the newborn phase.
They are not licensed professionals, but can have a wealth of experience.
Dr. Michael Swor
Dr. Michael Swor
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Dr. Liza Kunz
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Help adjusting

A postpartum doula helps you adjust to the new baby in your life and home.
They help you by giving support and education. They will give lactation support, and allow mom to get some rest knowing that baby is well cared for. Individual tasks probably vary daily!

In brief: Help adjusting

A postpartum doula helps you adjust to the new baby in your life and home.
They help you by giving support and education. They will give lactation support, and allow mom to get some rest knowing that baby is well cared for. Individual tasks probably vary daily!
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics

In brief: Comfort and support

A post partum doula is an individual trained in aspects of post partum support for mom and baby, able to work with health care professionals to take care of mom's needs from not only a physical standpoint (though she is not a home health nurse) but from a mental and spiritual standpoint.
They are friend/ mother/ social support/ mental health support all rolled into one.

In brief: Comfort and support

A post partum doula is an individual trained in aspects of post partum support for mom and baby, able to work with health care professionals to take care of mom's needs from not only a physical standpoint (though she is not a home health nurse) but from a mental and spiritual standpoint.
They are friend/ mother/ social support/ mental health support all rolled into one.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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