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For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in the United States offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in the United States offer a wide range of after-birth support services, including:
Some parents require additional physical and emotional support due to their specific situation, lack of family support, or their particular lifestyle. A postpartum doula positively affects the entire family, as many postpartum doulas are involved in sibling care, housework chores, and educating clients on childcare information/techniques.
To find a postpartum doula in the United States, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified postpartum doulas near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.
You can interview and chat with as many postpartum doulas as you wish and hire a postpartum doula in the United States with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a postpartum doula. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted postpartum doulas Meela brings you.
Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
To find a postpartum doula, you can also browse the available postpartum doulas near you in the United States and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the postpartum doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three postpartum doulas before hiring a postpartum doula near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified postpartum doula near you and start getting the care you deserve.
Many new parents want to know about certified postpartum doulas and how exactly they are certified. Since the demand for postpartum doulas has greatly expanded in the last several years, the number of reputable postpartum doula training and certification programs has grown in the United States. Training criteria can differ from program to program, but most follow a similar curriculum which includes core academic curriculum and practical hours and real-life care experience.
One of the most common national postpartum doula training certifications comes from DONA International. A postpartum doula usually receives about 27 hours of practical training before they are a certified postpartum doula.
There are also CAPPA-certified postpartum doulas in the United States, as well. These doulas were certified by the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, an international organization that certifies doulas and other childbirth educators/professionals.
As a reminder, because postpartum doulas are not trained to be a medical professional and diagnose and treat medical conditions, a certification is not required for them to practice.
Many parents want to know whether a postpartum doula or a baby nurse would meet their needs and expectations. A baby nurse might be focused on making sure that a baby sleeps or feeds properly, but that might be the extent of their role. A postpartum doula generally offers more holistic services for their clients.
A postpartum doula in the United States is expected to be more involved with the family as a whole. They might remain involved in sibling care or also provide emotional support to the partner as both parents adjust to becoming new parents. This may even include support for older siblings, light housework, and even meal prep. A postpartum doula provides more physical, emotional, and informational support than a baby nurse.
As their names suggest, a birth doula’s main priority is to provide support services before, during and in the moments immediately after childbirth. A postpartum doula’s obligations usually begin after the birth, for several weeks or months. In many cases, your birth doula will also be a trained and certified postpartum doula, which can provide a continuity of care that many parents find extremely valuable.
There are two ways you can hire a doula through Meela in the United States.
You can browse through the available doulas in the United States and send the doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend interviewing at least three before hiring your top doula.
You can also hire a doula in the United States in three easy steps:
A postpartum doula in the United States is meant to help the entire family and their role is not just limited to the birthing parent and newborn. A doula provides physical and emotional support to parents and siblings, but they also offer information and advice regarding how to feed, bathe, swaddle, and soothe the baby.
They also often help with postpartum depression issues, and are considered child care “consultants” rather than medical professionals. Many postpartum doulas in the United States offer a range of services that can help with parents trying to adjust to a newborn child. These services often include:
A postpartum doula in the United States can have a lasting positive impact on a family and help them feel more confident about their parenting role and the way that they feed and nurture their baby. They might offer advice regarding feeding, bathing, and parent-baby bonding.
It is important to note that a postpartum doula might offer advice but is not expected to provide medical care of any kind or serve as a replacement to an accredited physician. Postpartum doulas are also not qualified to prescribe medication.
To find a doula in the United States, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified doulas near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.
You can interview and chat with as many doulas as you wish and hire a doula with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a doula. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted doulas Meela brings you.
Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
To find a doula, you can also browse the available doulas near you in the United States and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three doulas before hiring a doula near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified doula near you and start getting the care you deserve.