The pillow is soft. The bed is warm. Your partner is still sleeping, and the sun is starting to come up. You have been up for, what feels like, every 20 minutes since midnight.
People talk about babies having their days and nights confused. They talk about needing to feed on a schedule. They talk about sleeping when the baby sleeps. All of the talk doesn’t help a parent going through it.
We can all be internet doctors with the assistance of Google. We can all read the chat boards about what to do and what not to do. We can all, very quickly, start to feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of voices telling us what to do.
If you are a first time parent, the voices can only feel louder and more condescending as your guilt chips away at your confidence.
What second time, third time, and fourth time moms all know is this: the people are going to talk, but your opinion counts the most.
Cultivating an opinion about a lifestyle that is new is difficult!
Parents are trying to do what’s best, but your best won’t look like someone else’s!
All this is one more reason to bring a postpartum doula into your recovery plan.
WHAT DO A SWISS ARMY KNIFE AND A POSTPARTUM DOULA HAVE IN COMMON?
Beyond helping with breastfeeding and bottlefeeding, child care, and tending to light household duties, your postpartum doula is a person to help you figure out how you want to operate. How to be you being a parent.
What do you want? How do you want to get there? Let’s try. Let’s do it together.
Let your doula help you in any area you need – including helping you find your voice and confidence as a new parent. Want to know about postpartum planning and Calgary postpartum doulas? Contact us today!