You’ve been busy researching and planning for the best baby items, the cutest nursery décor, and the perfect baby name. Have you thought about yourself?

What happens after baby has arrived?

In today’s society, it’s so easy for mothers to begin feeling isolated and overextended as they navigate this whole new role.

  • Sleep deprivation: After many restless nights being awakened by a crying baby every two hours.

  • Soreness: As you still recover from birth and your baby requires frequent feedings.

  • Engorgement: As your milk comes in days after birth.

  • Cluster feedings: When you feel like you’ll never get off the couch from nursing this baby.

  • Witching hours: When your baby just won’t stop crying and you can’t figure out what’s wrong with her.

                                                                                                     
The other side of parenting no one warned you about.

Fortunately, mothers in Eastern Iowa don’t have to feel like they’re going at it alone. We are here to accompany you as you rest, recover, and bond with your baby.

The expert guidance and nurturing support our doulas lend during this precious time is the perfect addition to your postpartum plan. Without an opinion on how you should parent, but providing endless resources and information, our advice is sought after by new and veteran mothers alike.

Some of the support your doula may provide includes:

  • Physical and emotional support during recovery from birth

  • Infant feeding {breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, exclusively pumping}

  • Overnight care

  • Newborn/Infant care

  • Light housekeeping

  • Light meal preparation

  • Sibling care

  • Errand running

With the help of your postpartum doula or newborn care specialist you can:

  • Spend more time admiring your baby and every adorable detail

  • Learn how your baby is communicating with you

  • Settle in and get more restful sleep at night or more naps during the day

  • Get all of your questions answered

  • Gain more confidence in knowing that you are an amazing parent

  • Receive assistance in caring for your new baby by an experienced professional

  • Find a parenting style that works for you & become confident in it

  • Feel comfortable discussing personal topics

  • Focus on your own self-care

Our professionals at Northeast Iowa Doulas are well trained in normal postpartum transitions and can offer encouragement and reassurance through the difficult times. If things extend beyond our scope of practice, we will connect you with the right professional should more specialized care become necessary.

We have experience and are skilled at assisting the parents in:

  • Getting more sleep

  • Caring for their babies

  • Learning to breastfeed

  • Reading their baby's cues

  • Involving older siblings in a helpful positive way

  • Maintaining the household

This is the exact support a new parents crave most.

Each family has different needs during this time. We will tailor our support to meet each and every one of those needs. Daytime, nighttime, anytime—We’re here to nurture you and your family so you can focus on nurturing your baby.

Postpartum Care Packages: $30 per hour

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