Postpartum doula work is simply explained by being a helping hand through the fourth trimester.
As a doula, Erin's role is to help with the transition, meal preparation, light housework or tasks, breastfeeding support, companionship and most importantly to promote parent-infant bonding.
By “mothering the new mother”, Erin helps make your recovery from pregnancy and birth a little easier. With that, the new momma can focus HER energy on bonding with her new baby.
Being N.E.A.R. by Nurturing and offering non-judgmental support
Educating the new family by modeling behavior and offering options
Assess the situations that may arise
Paying attention to the mother
Asking what does she need?
Offering referrals to help families with unforeseen circumstances
Erin is a certified birth doula through Primal Birth Community, and became certified in prenatal, labor, and postpartum massage through Nurturing the Mother with Claire Marie Miller in 2016.
Once in the doula field, it became clear that postpartum doula work would become her area of focus. Erin is fascinated by being a source of strength and a support system for new mothers, fathers, and children.