Postnatal Doulas

A Postnatal Doula is an expert in family support and baby care in the first few days and weeks after a baby is born. She understands the transitions parents and siblings make when adding a new baby or babies to the family. Her role is to ease this transition for all and assist in resolving challenges. At The WOMB™, our goal is to increase your parenting confidence and provide you with the tools and skills to be on your own.

Services include, but are not limited to:

  • help with self-care recovery
  • postpartum comfort measures, including caesarean birth recovery
  • baby care such as soothing, sleep, changing and bathing
  • parenting information
  • assistance with learning baby feeding, cues, options and problem solving
  • emotional support and nurturing for the new mother
  • preparation of healthy and nutritious meals and/or meal planning
  • light housekeeping (ie: light laundry and folding, tidying up)
  • sibling care
  • education on postpartum issues
  • as well as other practical support services.

Impact of the role of the Postpartum Doula

The role of the postnatal doula is a fluid role that adapts and changes with the changing needs of your family. Essentially, your doula is working herself out of a job - effectively coaching you, the new parents to become the “experts” of your baby, while offering tools, education and support. This support is based upon your needs and desires as a family, guiding you without judgement. Our families have seen a tremendous impact and shared with us that these include…

  • Increased breastfeeding success
  • Enhanced mother’s self confidence
  • Improved family relationships
  • Faster healing with education in self-care after birth
  • Decreased severity of postpartum depression
  • Increased father’s confidence and involvement

Our team of Postnatal Doulas provide consistent, open hearted and experienced support to families in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Brampton and the regions of Peel and Halton.

**A postpartum doula does not dispense any medications (over the counter or prescribed) to any member of the family or diagnose any medical conditions in mother or baby. She is also not responsible for major housecleaning tasks, nor will she take over care of baby, discipline other children or transport any member of the client’s family.

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