A Postpartum Doula is a trained professional known as a "postpartum doula" supports new parents physically, emotionally, and with information during this time. The postpartum phase is the period immediately following childbirth, usually the first six weeks, when new parents are getting used to their new responsibilities as parents to their infant.
A postpartum doula is trained to assist with a number of activities around the home, including meal preparation, light housekeeping, nursing, newborn care, and emotional support. They assist new parents create healthy routines and get through the difficulties of early parenthood.
Doulas for postpartum care are distinct from birth doulas, who offer assistance throughout labor and delivery. While some of their functions may overlap,