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Rochester Postpartum Doulas

The early days of the postpartum period can be a mixed bag of emotions: joy, exhaustion, wonder, relief, stress and worry. Hiring a postpartum doula can help make your transition into new parenthood easier.

During pregnancy, we often spend a lot of time thinking and preparing for the birth of our baby. Your early postpartum journey deserves just as much thought, planning and support as you did for your pregnancy and birth.

Our little humans don’t come with an instruction manual. In addition to taking care of your new baby, you will also be recovering from pregnancy and birth, in addition to adjusting both physically and emotionally to your healing body and your new role.

Caring, supportive guidance along with accurate and evidence-based information from a postpartum doula can make an important difference in the early days and weeks at home with your baby.

If you are interested in postpartum doula support through Beautiful Birth Choices or would like to learn more, please fill out our inquiry form. We will always do our best to match you with a postpartum doula according to your preferences, approximate due date, and doula availability.

How can a postpartum doula be helpful for me?

  • Postpartum doulas can help ease the transition into parenthood, whether it’s your first baby or if you are growing your family. We offer hands on guidance for newborn care, share advice and suggestions for infant soothing, as well as offering general feeding support and information.
  • Postpartum doulas can help facilitate bonding by lightening your work load around the house. We can help take care of light housekeeping, helping with meal prep, making healthy snacks or running errands and taking care of laundry. We can take care of the household tasks so you can focus on your recovery and getting to know your new baby.
  • Postpartum doula support can also aid in your physical and emotional recovery by caring for your baby while you do something for yourself – whether you need a nap, a shower, to take a walk or simply have someone to talk to, we can help support you in these ways too.
  • We know and deeply understand the vast hormonal shifts that are taking place after birth, as well as the physical and often times the processing and emotional healing that is underway as well. We are happy to sit with you and simply listen and hold space for you during this unique time in your life.

Frequently Asked Questions

You might choose to utilize postpartum doula support anywhere from 4 hours to 12 weeks, everyone needs are different.