The first days, weeks and months after birth are filled with new rhythms of life. Having a postpartum doula ensures that mom and dad can nurture precious time with their new baby while someone else helps nurture them and ease the burdens of daily life. As a non-family member and a professional the support of a postpartum doula can be a welcome relief in the early months or the “4th trimester.” A postpartum doula provides information and support to the new mom and dad to ensure a smooth transition into parenthood.
As a mother of two boys, I look back with warm memories to my postpartum period. With daily support from my “Ayi” in Shanghai, I felt nurtured and cared for during the postpartum period. In China, it is a typical tradition for a new mom to rebalance her body after childbirth with a 30 day “sitting period” called "zuo yue zi". Although this tradition may not fit with lifestyles of many, there are aspects of it that can benefit mom and family. As a postpartum doula in training, I hope to provide this same care and love, I found from “Ayi” enabling you to have the best possible start on your journey into parenthood.
Lactation Educator and Counselor
Providing breastfeeding support and education in the prenatal and postnatal periods.