Are you a new mom feeling overwhelmed and needing extra support after giving birth? Or you’re expecting a new addition to your family and wondering how you’ll manage the transition to parenthood. At Motherhood Center, we have over 20 years of experience providing childcare services, pregnancy wellness, and parenting education. Our postpartum doula services are just one of the ways we support new moms during this time.
At the Motherhood Center in Houston, we understand the challenges of postpartum recovery and the demands of new parenthood. That’s why we offer postpartum doula services to help ease your transition into parenthood and provide the support you need to thrive. In this article, we’ll explore what postpartum doulas do, how they can benefit new moms, and what you can expect when you choose Motherhood Center for your postpartum doula services. Plus, we’ll share some additional childcare services to support new moms and families!
What is a postpartum doula?
A postpartum doula is a trained professional who provides physical, emotional, and educational support to new mothers and their families during the postpartum period. This period, which lasts up to six weeks after the birth of a baby, is a time of immense change and adjustment for new mothers. Many women experience physical discomfort, exhaustion, and emotional ups and downs during this time. We are offering these services from the time you get home with your newborn till a few weeks or months after delivery during the daytime or nighttime
Overall, postpartum doulas are critical in supporting new mothers and their families during the postpartum period. Their care and support can help make the transition to motherhood smoother and more manageable.
How can a postpartum doula help you?
As a new mom, you may feel exhausted, anxious, and uncertain about how to care for your baby. A postpartum doula can help alleviate these feelings by providing the following:
Our postpartum doulas are trained and experienced in breastfeeding support. We can help new moms overcome common breastfeeding challenges such as latching difficulties, low milk supply, and engorgement. We can also guide pumping and storing breast milk.
The postpartum period can be an emotional rollercoaster for new moms. Our doulas provide a safe and supportive environment for moms to express their feelings and concerns, including active listening and guidance in processing the emotions that come with the transition to motherhood. We can also provide resources and referrals for additional mental health support.
Newborn Care Education
Caring for a newborn can be overwhelming if you’re a first-time parent or even a second or third-time parent. Our doulas can provide education on newborn care, including diapering, bathing, and soothing techniques. We can also guide you on creating safe sleep habits for your baby.
Cooking nutritious meals may be the last thing on your mind when you have a newborn at home. Our doulas can help prepare meals, ensuring healthy and nourishing meals during this crucial time.
Keeping up with household chores may feel impossible with a new baby. Our doulas can help with light housekeeping tasks such as laundry, dishes, and tidying up. This can help ease the burden on new parents and allow them to focus on bonding with their babies.
What to expect from our postpartum doula services
Our postpartum doula services are tailored to your specific needs and preferences. Here’s what you can expect from our services:
Initial in-person or remote consultation
Before we begin our services, we will schedule an initial consultation with you to discuss your needs and expectations. During this consultation, we will detail our services and create a plan that fits your needs.
Our postpartum doulas will come to your home to support you. We can provide services on weekdays and weekends during the daytime or night. We can assist with tasks such as:
- Breastfeeding support and guidance
- Newborn care and education
- Light housekeeping and meal preparation
- Running errands and grocery shopping
- Emotional support and guidance
Our doulas are available part-time or full-time, depending on your needs. We can also provide drop-in services on an as-needed basis when you need extra support.
We understand that the postpartum period can be a challenging time. That’s why we offer ongoing support to help you navigate this transition. Our team will check in with you regularly to see how you’re doing and provide additional support if needed.
Additional Childcare Services at Motherhood Center
In addition to our postpartum doula services, we offer various other services to support new moms and families. These services include:
- Night nanny services: We provide overnight care for your newborn, so you can get the rest you need. Our experienced night nannies will attend to your baby’s needs while you get some much-needed sleep.
- Babysitting services: We offer reliable and experienced babysitting services for when you need a break. Our caregivers are thoroughly vetted and verified to provide high-quality care for your child.
- Nanny and family staffing: We can help you find the perfect nanny or family staff member to meet your unique needs. Our team carefully screens and interviews potential candidates to ensure they have the necessary skills and experience to provide exceptional care and support for your family.
- House manager and family assistant placement: We can help you find a skilled and experienced house manager or family assistant to help manage your household and support your family’s needs.
- Governess placement: We can also assist with finding a qualified governess to provide specialized education and support for your child’s development.
Choose Motherhood Center for Expert Postpartum Support and Care
Support for new moms during the postpartum period is crucial for their physical and emotional well-being and the well-being of their newborns and families. Motherhood Center offers comprehensive postpartum doula services to provide new moms the support they need during this critical time. Our experienced doulas are here to help with everything from breastfeeding and newborn care to emotional support and household tasks. Additionally, we offer various other services to support new moms and families, including childcare, night nanny services, babysitting, and nanny and family staffing.
If you or someone you know is expecting a baby or recently gave birth, consider contacting the Motherhood Center for support. We are here to help you navigate this exciting and challenging time with care and compassion. To learn more about our childcare services or to schedule a consultation, please get in touch with us or call us at 713-963-8880.