What's a Postpartum Doula?
A professional postpartum doula is just like your mom, sister or best friend -- except that they are trained in the most current, safe, evidence-based ways to care for new parents and babies. Whether this is your first or fifth baby, a postpartum doula is there to serve as your family needs, tailoring each care experience to your individual preference. Beginning with the care of new parents and the newborn, postpartum doulas help to guide you through the early days of nursing/feeding, diaper changes, lack of sleep, and questions about baby care. Postpartum doulas help with house duties such as dishes, preparing food, cleaning, or changing bed linens. Often families want assistance with older siblings so they don't feel left out when the baby arrives. Whatever your family's needs, a postpartum doula is there to provide steady, reliable support so that your transition into this chapter of parenthood is as stress free as possible.
Sommer Humphries, Postpartum Doula (DONA)
Sommer is a trained, professional doula through Doulas of North America, and is CPR certified through the American Red Cross. Sommer draws from her experience as a mother of three, plus her professional training, to make your transition to life with your new baby (or babies!) as smooth as possible. Sommer is trained and qualified to support families through all infant feeding methods, developing schedules and sleep routines, sibling adjustment, light housework & cooking, pumping, returning to work, families with multiples, and special needs infants. She also facilitates our free postpartum support group, My Birth- First year, which meets the last Thursday of every month in the MyBirth Community Studio.
Click HERE to see Sommer's Doulamatch profile and learn more about postpartum doula services.