During my visit to your home I am there to help YOU! Dependent on your preference I can bring a prepared meal, prepare a meal for you (or hubby) to cook later, or cook a meal while you sleep, shower, feed your baby or just sit and chat. Here is what I can include depending on which package you choose and where you most prefer I direct my services:
This is my forte!! I love to cook and take pride in preparing nutritious, tasty and healing foods for myself and my family. It is a personal passion from both a health point of view, as well as for building a solid foundation of eating habits for my children. Let me do the same for you.
Support your breastfeeding goals
Breastfeeding is a skill that needs to be learned, just like any other, for both mother AND baby. It takes time and it can be hard! I can support you by teaching you the skills to increase oxytocin and increase milk supply, provide tips for latch and give an indication of the length of feeding times for newborns. It’s a LOT!
And of course, if you are not breastfeeding I can still support you emotionally in your decision/ reason not to breastfeed. A fed baby is a happy baby and just like breastfeeding, learning to read the cues is important for mum and baby to be content.
Thinking about all the household chores you COULD be doing instead of sitting on the couch while feeding baby is one thing; actually DOING them is not quite so easy!! While you are resting, feeding baby, catching up on phone calls or eating a nutritious meal, let ME change the bed sheets, hang out the washing, pack the dishwasher, or fold the washing. Clear your mind and allow yourself to focus on what is most important.
Focus on MUM
This is the most important part, and the reason I chose to be a postpartum doula; a new mum has so many demands at a time when she is most vulnerable and needs time to rest and heal. Let me be the shoulder you cry on, vent to, rely on for a friendly ear, or just hold your baby while you take a long hot shower.
In a society where motherhood often leads to an isolated, exhausted existence, I have made it my goal to give you, new mum, the tools to be more confident, and therefore happier and better equipped to take on all that life throws you. And it will!