with Warm Welcome Birth Services
Nurturing the new family in the weeks and months after the birth is the ever-shifting work of the postpartum doula. Caring for the needs of the infant, the birther, and even the partner to a certain extent- the postpartum doula is also ever-mindful of the tender new family unit as a whole. Postpartum doulas usually work on an hourly basis. You decide whether you'll provide daytime care, overnight care, or both.
This three-day Workshop is ideal as a supplement to Birth Doula training, or as a refresher or deepening study for those already offering postpartum doula services. It is also open to new aspiring doulas, and to family members of expectant women. No previous training is required.
Infant care; swaddling, soothing, bathing.
Breastfeeding; frequency, positioning, burping, digestion, elimination.
Sleep support; normal variations in infant sleep patterns, supporting families in getting the best sleep possible while building good sleep habits for the long-term.
Birther's changing body; supporting the new mother for comfort and smooth postpartum recovery. Herbal baths, acupressure, fostering rest, vital nutrition, aromatherapy, use of the Mayan rebozo.
Postpartum emotional adjustment; helping the new family navigate the emotional changes of this time, identifying signs of postpartum stress or depression.
Referrals; knowing when and where to refer the growing family for additional professional support.
The Postpartum Doula Workshop is typically offered twice a year. Visit Registration for dates and more info.
I wanted to thank you for your excellent workshop yesterday. I have attended many workshops and conferences and I found yours to be well organized (despite the snow!), heart centered, practical and
accessible. What you shared resonated deeply with my own experience and all that I see in my work with young children and their parents. So thank you for your good work and the grace with which you offer it. I hope to have the pleasure of learning more from you in the future.
With joy and gratitude,
PS - I got my first postpartum clients today!