The elephant's primary social unit is a mother, related females and children. Mothers and their children live together for decades in herds led by a Matriarch. Basically, elephants groups are comprised of badass mama's who support and lead eachother. Come join our herd.
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A postpartum doula is trained in all the changes and events that take place postpartum to mothers and their families, newborn characteristics, care, feeding and development. They are experienced in supporting families through their partpartum experience. Coming into the home during the fourth trimester following birth, the doula's role is to provide education, non-judgmental support and companionship; and to assist with newborn care and family adjustment.
My goal is to provide postpartum support (and additional services) to help nurture, educate and assist families during this major life event and change. Through experience (both my own, and from helping others) I hope to be able to provide you and your family with a safe and nonjudgmental presence as you transition into this new chapter in your life.
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Familiar with the saying "it takes a village" to raise a child? In today's society we don't always live near our immediate family and don't have that 'village' available for support or they do, but the 'village' is out of sync with the new families needs. That's where your postpartum doula comes in!
Your postpartum doula provides non-medical support during the 'fourth trimester'. I am there to help you enjoy your time and bonding with your baby.
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The fourth trimester (in case you were wondering) is not a medical term. It's just a phrase used to describe the first three months after childbirth where everything is new, including your baby!
A mother's body is constantly changing and healing during the first 3 months after childbirth. It is a phsycial, mental and emotional recovery. In many other cultures, women still observe a 'lying-in' period to rest their bodies and bond with with their babies. Wouldn't it be nice to have a doula to assist you while you recover and bond with your new baby?
A POSTPARTUM DOULA?
An extra set of hands to help you become acclimated to caring for your newborn? Ummm.. yes please! An experienced resource to reassure you that what you're baby is doing is normal? What could be better?
What a postpartum doula does changes from day to day as the needs of your family change. I do whatever you need to best enjoy and care for your new baby. A large part of my role is education. I will share information about baby care with you, as well as help new siblings and partners to “mother the mother.” I assist with breastfeeding education and babywearing.
Anna, with Sullivan (1 month)
The first days after having a newborn were the most rewarding and challenging of my life. Having Anna there to help guide me through each experience was indispensable. From allowing me to nap, teaching me how to clip my daughters fingernails, to working my breast pump, she gave me the confidence and reassurance that I needed to be a great mom. Anna is amazing!
Shari, Brooklyn NY
Anna joined our family as we welcomed our daughter, Sophia, into the world. We were so thankful for her coaching, guidance and support as we balanced our new roles as parents. From engaging a lactation consultant to nursery set up to helping my husband find the best baby wrap we had a wonderful experience with Anna and would highly recommend her to anyone welcoming a baby into their lives.
Sarah, Philadelphia PA