The Benefits of Postpartum Doula Support

The benefits of working with a postpartum doula extend far beyond the fourth trimester.  We think of it as somewhat of a staging area for parenthood.  In this time and space, our professional doulas dispense vital lessons for parents, siblings, and even grandparents. Postpartum doulas demonstrate proper newborn care, provide guidance for breastfeeding and chest-feeding (and refer you to IBCLC, when necessary), and empower parents to develop strong and healthy routines and habits.  Learn how to recognize the symptoms of and differences between “the baby blues”, postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, and postpartum psychosis, as well as the most appropriate resources to tap into immediately for these issues.  Avoid new moms becoming overwhelmed by allowing us to provide basic household support, care for your baby while you eat, shower, and rest, and assist you in developing the right methods to ensure quality sleep for the whole family.  We’ll also equip you with wonderful tools for facilitating sibling bonding and share unbiased, evidence-based information that support your parenting philosophies.

The health and wellness of the moms and babies we serve is our primary concern.  We’ll introduce you to healing remedies for issues stemming from both vaginal and cesarean births and ensure mom is well-hydrated and full of all the right nutrients to keep her and baby healthy.  The Flourishing Mama Co. works with a diverse professional network to link you to all of the resources you may need.  We also believe that self-care is one of the most important components of motherhood, which is why we encourage mommies to make it a part of their lifestyle.

Family in the Kitchen
Postpartum Doula Services in DC metro area

"Mothers cannot give from a depleted source.  Every mother needs emotional, mental, phyiscal and spiritual support.  When a mother is respected and well care for, she, and her whole family, will benefit."