What are Boston doulas?!

Doula in Boston MA

Boston, Metrowest Boston & surrounding towns have some of the BEST care for expectant mothers, birth workers & postpartum care. Wonderful towns to raise kids with great schools, rich history & amazing hospitals. In addition to its beautiful environment and safe neighborhoods Boston & surrounding towns have an amazing resource of Boston doulas and other birth workers to provide moms with the BEST care during & after birth.

Postpartum Boston Doulas

What are Boston doulas?! 

Boston doulas are wonderful caregivers you can trust to advocate for your during birth & care for you & baby postpartum 

Breaking it down even further…

WHAT ARE BIRTH BOSTON DOULAS?

A birth Boston doulas are wonderful caregivers who accompany you during your labor & birth, whether it’s in comfort of your own home or in a hospital of your choosing. 

Some of the services a Birth Doula provide are:

  • Encouragement: During your labor it is priceless to have a calm, collected & experienced person encouraging you, coucahing you & helping guide you through labor. I have often heard how close family members often make a laboring mom more nervous as they are too stressed out themselves. A birth doula has all the experience to be the solid & calm rock mom needs during labor.
  • Advocating during labor: As you labor and put all your effort & concentration into it, it is very helpful to have someone advocating for your wishes. You & your birth doula will have gone through your birthing plan, and they will ensure that your wishes are heard & respected during your labor
  • Care & Peace of mind: A birth doula will help give peace of mind during & after your labor & birth. They will be there watching to ensure your wishes are followed with your baby while you are cleaned up after birth. A second pair of hands to bring water, help hold the baby to you, take some pictures on your cell phone & other small simple things like this. 

Birth doulas do not have set schedules as they book according to their clients needs, and usually book 1 client per 4 weeks. Most birth doulas book many months ahead, so I would strongly encourage looking for the perfect match during your second trimester so you will be all set for your birth experience.   

Boston Doula
Postpartum Boston doula

WHAT ARE POSTPARTUM BOSTON DOULAS?

Postpartum Boston doulas are caregivers who accompanies you in the days, weeks and months after your birth & you take your new little bundle of joy home! 

Some of the services a Postpartum Doula provide are:

  • Newborn Care: A postpartum doula helps with anything to do with newborn care. Changing diapers, making bottles, rocking & burping baby, helping find a care provider such a lactation consultant or offering advice on other providers.
  • Baby bottles, light meal prepping: Postpartum doulas lend a helping hand when it comes to baby bottles, running dishwasher, light meal prepping, & many other duties. They are a wonderful help to parents as this allows you to be able to have the time you need to eat, nap, relax, shower & many other daily activities that become so very hard with a little one. 
  • Nighttime care of newborn baby: One of the most challenging things for new parents is getting a full night of restful & undisturbed sleep. A postpartum doula is able to be in charge of nighttime duty so parents can get a full night’s sleep. From checking that the baby is okay, to ensuring nighttime meals are done (either bringing baby to breastfeeding mom or making formula bottles) having an extra pair of hands at night will help immensely in parents being able to get a good night sleep. And with a good night sleep comes more energy & better spirits to enjoy the time with your little newborn during the day!   
  • Breastfeeding help at night: Another highlight of nightinte is amazing for breastfeeding moms. During the night your postpartum doula will bring baby right to your room, so you can breastfeed the baby. They will come back in 20 minutes to change the baby & put him back to bed while mom can go right back to sleep. And they will have all pumping parts, bottles, and breastpump ready for mom to use if need be, which is an amazing help! 
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Postpartum doulas do not have set schedules as they book according to their clients needs, and usually book only a few clients due to the demands of overnights. Most postpartum doulas book many months ahead, so I would strongly encourage looking for the perfect match during your second or third trimester so you will be all booked up & all set for when your newborn baby arrives!  

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WHAT ARE BOSTON DOULAS?! 

I hope this breakdown of What are postpartum Boston doulas & a birth Boston doulas has been helpful in answering your questions! Boston is a great place with many doulas, with lots of experience to choose from. I hope this article will help you figure out what you are looking for in a birth doula & a postpartum doula, and help you narrow down to choose the perfect one for your family! 

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