Postpartum Doula Services
The Nurturing Root is honored to offer postpartum doula care to families residing in the Greater Cleveland area. We provide guidance, encouragement, and practical assistance to your family during this exciting time of transition.
Your postpartum doula is a trained professional. She provides education and support to the entire family during the newborn period. She has a wealth of experience regarding postpartum adjustment, including: normal newborn behavior, infant sleep, postnatal recovery, and breastfeeding. We will provide you with non-medical, evidenced-based information, so you can feel confident in making best decisions for your family.
It is our privilege to assist with:
- Nesting In With Baby
After your home, center, or hospital birth, we can come to you and help your family adjust during those fragile first days.
- Breastfeeding Comfort
Your healthy newborn was born to breastfeed, but it takes practice and patience to master this skill together. We can assist you with practical tips and comfort measures for added nursing success. We are also able to set-up a ‘breastfeeding basket’ or ‘nursing nook’ so everything is within arm’s reach while feeding baby. If you need access to a Breastfeeding Counselor or an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), we can assist you with that, as well.
- Infant Care & Cues
You may be wondering, ‘How will I know when my baby is hungry or tired?’ We will show you the progressive cues your baby gives to signal when she needs to eat or sleep. Do you have questions about diapering, grooming, bathing, and umbilical cord care? We can help you feel confident meeting your newborn’s needs.
Successful babywearing is life-changing! Your infant’s needs are met when she is snuggled next to you, and your hands are free to accomplish tasks. We can ensure you find the perfect sling, wrap, or carrier, and we will make certain you know how to use it correctly.
- Meal Planning & Preparation
Don’t worry about making dinner. We will discuss your dietary needs and make freezer friendly, family meals readily available. We will also make sure you have easy access to breastfeeding friendly ‘one-handed snacks’.
- Household Organization
We can tidy your home, wash and fold laundry, clean-up dishes, offer ‘turndown’ service, and help with additional light-housekeeping tasks.
- Access To Trusted Community Resources
As active members in various Cleveland area pregnancy, birth, and parenting communities, we are happy to offer referrals and recommendations to providers like: chiropractors, massage therapists, support groups, pediatricians, and more.
We can help you have a calmer, more enjoyable postpartum experience. If you live in Greater Cleveland please contact us to discuss your family’s postpartum needs.