TLC for Kids has been providing Saint Louis’ newest moms with Doula help since 1995. Doula is a Greek term which means “women helping women” or “women servant.” I love the word and its meaning. From my experience no woman can go through childbirth, recovery, and welcome a new baby without support from someone who is experienced and knowledgeable. We all need help from time to time.
TLC’s Doulas are loving, experienced and trained. Our Doulas are ready to guide moms(and dads) through the joys of caring for a new baby. Some Doulas provide overnight care so mom and dad can rest. Newborn babies can be exhausting and overwhelming even for the most seasoned of parents 🙂
A TLC Doula will help with feeding, bathing, swaddling, circumcision care, changing, umbilical cord care and so much more. A Doula can also help around the house. She can provide sibling care, meal preparation, transportation, and baby room or house organization.
Here is one mom’s story about her Doula,
My mother and father came to help me when my daughter was born. As much as I appreciated their help they added to my overall responsibilities. Now there were 2 more people to feed, entertain, and more laundry to do! When Donna, my amazing Doula arrived, she just instinctively knew what to do and added no stress to my life. She organized the babies room, did the laundry, prepared meals for us, rocked and sang to the baby when I needed rest, and brought her to me for breast feeding. I was able to nap, run errands, and recover from my c-section. My husband and I truly loved the experience of caring for our newborn.”
If you would like to learn more about postpartum Doulas visit the DONA website.
To reserve a TLC Doula in Saint Louis complete our registration form on line.
Last week I wrote about TLC’s Postpartum Doula’s. Doula is a Greek term and it means ‘woman who help woman.’ Our Doulas offer support for moms with a newborn. Typically a doula comes to the home during the day after the birth of the baby and helps mom adjust to being at home with a newborn.
But our Newborn Services don’t end there. TLC also offers Newborn Overnights for parents. Newborn overnights allow a mom the opportunity to get a good nights sleep. (Which I could use even though my kids are 7, 4, and 3!!) A newborn overnight nanny can change diapers, prepare bottles, feed, rock and swaddle your baby while you sleep! If you would like to nurse the baby she will bring you the baby and then take the baby back to bed.
Most families request to have an newborn overnight nanny about 4-6 times a week. Let a TLC newborn overnight nanny help you so you can be your best the next day!
Are you expecting multiples? Our newborn overnight nannies can help you too. We specialize in caring for multiples!
Click to register for a newborn overnight nanny.
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!