Susan was so excited to find out she was pregnant. She and her husband spent the nine months leading up to her due date preparing for the birth of her baby. Susan had a perfect pregnancy and a beautiful baby, Chase.
But once she was home it was hard for Susan to take care of herself. She was caring for Chase but who was looking after Susan?
Postpartum Doulas can help. Postpartum Doulas offer non-medical help and support for mom. They are trained educators and consultants who specialize in the care of moms and new babies.
New moms need rest, breastfeeding support, help with older siblings and extra hands in running the house. A postpartum Doula will do anything from putting an older sibling down for a nap to throwing in a load of laundry. They can also care for the baby while mom gets some much needed sleep.
TLC For Kids Newborn Programincludes postpartum Doulas. All of the Doulas who work for TLC are trained by a neonatal nurse specialist and a lactation expert. On top of the newborn training our Doulas are also screened based on interviews, reference and background checks, and newborn care examinations.
Susan called TLC and we were able to send her a great supportive Doula. Caring for a new baby in the home can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Saint Louis moms don’t have to do it alone.
To learn more watch the interview on our doula programs!