Loving Arms Doula Care, LLC -   Postpartum Care for New Moms
                                     

                              Benefits  Of Postpartum Support                                   
 
Every family can benefit from the support and encouragement offered by a doula during the fourth trimester.  www.dona.org
                                                                 
"We know that women who experience support from their family members, care providers, counselors and peer groups have greater breastfeeding success, greater self-confidence,less postpartum depression and a lower incidence of abuse than those who do not. There is also evidence indicating that timely referrals to competent, appropriate professionals and support groups can have a significant positive outcome for the family. Parents benefit from education on what to expect from a newborn, baby-soothing skills, feeding, bonding and attachment and coping skills. Rather than being told to help out, partners and other family members benefit from concrete instruction and role modeling on how to support a woman during the weeks after birth. Research tells us that support for and from the partner can have a significant impact on the partner’s own experience as well as the emotional adjustment of the mother."  

                         http://www.dona.org/PDF/positionpaper_PPdoula_083011.pdf