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Lessons Learned from Overnight Postpartum Doula Support

Lessons Learned from Overnight Postpartum Doula Support

You’e heard about overnight support for families with new babies. Maybe you saw a Facebook post from a friend. Maybe you’re curious about what nights will be like when you have a newborn. Whatever the case may be, I’m glad you’re here and seeing this article. I wrote this article for two reasons: as a journal for myself and a way to mindfully think about and share my lessons learned from my most recent overnight support, and I wrote this as one example of how an overnight postpartum doula visit might go. I’d love your comments and your questions! Glad you’re here. Enjoy.

Why Overnight Postpartum Doula Support

Why Overnight Postpartum Doula Support

I’ve wanted to offer overnight postpartum doula support for years. My reasons for wanted to offer this service remained over the years but offering this type of support was not compatible with my family. Before I dive into what an overnight visit consists of, I wanted to continue my “why” series and explain why I think overnight support is so important. So, here it is. Why I provide overnight postpartum doula support! Enjoy!

My WHY

My WHY

Welcome to 2019 on the blog! I started this blogging journey one year ago when I explained a bit about what postpartum doulas do. Over the past few weeks and months I’ve been evaluating why I doula. My postpartum doula purpose. It’s really helped give me some clarity and focus for 2019 (and beyond!). It stemmed from Simon Sinek’s book, Start With Why. If you’re a leader or a coach or a parent, I highly encourage you reading this. Or, at least reading a summary of it! It may help renew your purpose. Ok, enough of my book report and uncompensated product promotion…Enjoy this week’s article! Stay blessed!

Strolling the Sunny South Bay - aka My New Service Area

Strolling the Sunny South Bay - aka My New Service Area

We’ve been in Los Angeles area for about 2 months now and we’re finally feeling like we have a bit of a routine. Especially me. I’m able to get out for a walk or run everyday and I’m trying to see as much as there is to see around here. This has allowed me to learn some streets and roads and has helped me determine my postpartum doula service area. So, I’m finally ready to share the areas in which I’m looking forward to supporting families with newborns. Share with anyone you know living this area who may be interested in postpartum doula services. Enjoy!

Help After Baby Series, Part 2 - In-Home, Hired Support

Help After Baby Series, Part 2 - In-Home, Hired Support

Part 2 of the Help After Baby series. This article presents other in-home, paid support options (baby nurses, newborn care specialists, nannies/au pairs, babysitters, and mother's helpers) and compares them to among each other and postpartum doulas. Take a look, share with a friend, and save for future reference! Thanks for reading. See you next week for Part 3 when we talk about support from family/friends/family-like friends!