Sometimes it's the small things that count, such as bringing a nursing mother a glass of water. Sometimes, it's about addressing an immediate need, like getting a colicky infant to sleep. It can be about the things you didn't think of in advance: where to find diapers at 3:00 a.m., entertaining older children so that Mom can take a nap or how to handle a pet that suddenly feels neglected.
Whether you find yourself suddenly at home with a new infant for the first time or have other children, a doula can be a wonderful resource for a family.
D is for Doula, founded by Sara Newman, a certified lactation counselor and postpartum certified doula (DONA) in 2008, is dedicated to nurturing the entire family.