Postpartum Doula Services: The Transition to Parenthood

Doulas are trained professionals who can guide families through pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Most people who know about doulas think they primarily help parents through the birthing process. “A lot of people don’t even know that postpartum doula is a service that is available,” says Nadia Hoppe IBCLC, a postpartum doula, lactation consultant, and yoga instructor.  Fourth trimester support is important Many new parents prepare for the birth process but not the postpartum period, also known as the fourth trimester.  “They sometimes feel very lost, very overwhelmed. A postpartum doula can play a critical role in easing the transition to parenthood,” says Hoppe. The most rewarding part of her work is when “the parents and particularly the person who gave birth start to feel confident in their role…
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