When considering assistance during the postpartum period, you may be wondering about how a postpartum doula would differ from a nanny or a baby nurse. The main difference is what or who they focus on. Nanny & Baby Nurses focus on the Baby A nanny or baby nurse is focused on the baby. They typically help with holding, feeding, burping, changing, bathing, or any other need of the baby, which can sound great to a new mom who might be … [Read more...]
Postpartum: The Truth About Recovering after Birth
I was speaking with a friend the other day who is expecting her second baby. She mentioned how she was not prepared for her postpartum needs after her first was born. “There was a huge focus to prepare for baby care but there was nothing about mama care,” she said. I too was not prepared for my physical recovery after my first daughter’s birth. I must have pulled a muscle somewhere because I couldn’t walk correctly for a month following her … [Read more...]
Postpartum Care Tips for New Mamas
Many women wait with great anticipation for the day that she learns she is pregnant with her first child. For others, it may come as a surprise and still for others such as the seasoned momma, the news of a baby on the way may come with some very normal anxiety as she plans to meet the needs of another into her busy schedule. No matter the situation these postpartum care tips will help make the first several weeks with a newborn a bit more … [Read more...]
Care For Mom’s First Feature Article!
Care For Moms is thrilled to have been published in the May Natural Awakenings Natural Pregnancy Issue. The article is titled "Why Postpartum Support Is Critical for Healthy Moms." The time after birth can and should be one of the richest and most fulfilling times in a woman’s life. If a new mother understands and plans for her postpartum needs, she will be in the best position to enjoy this special time. We have found that supporting moms by … [Read more...]