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‘…many women today are entering into motherhood in unprecedented states of isolation.  Isolation breeds anxiety. “I felt at the beginning, and still feel as a new mother,” said Beverly Solow, a New York-based international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), when her first child was five months old, “the single … most difficult aspect is the isolation. To be so alone for hours and hours, in four walls – especially during the winter – you really lose perspective on things, you lose your sense of humor, and the fatigue in being up at night just puts a strain on the whole family.’
[Excerpt from Mothering the New Mother by Sally Placksin]

 

Some people think motherhood happens the moment your child is born or you receive them in your arms the first time, in the case of the adoptive parent. Motherhood and fatherhood don’t happen that easily unfortunately. Meeting your child the first time is the beginning of a process, that some of us had no clue about until it happened.

A Postpartum Doula can help smooth the transition between hospital and home, teaching you the skills you need to know to feel like you know how to take care of your newborn, and helping you get a little more rest and recovery.