What is a
A Postpartum Doula is a support person who helps families in transition when a new baby is introduced. In their home, virtually, or through workshops and programs.
Postpartum Doula can provide physical, emotional and informational support for the birthing person, non birthing parent(s), siblings and the new infant within the first year of birth.
Grove Family Care provides postpartum support for birthing people and all family structures, including surrogates and adopting families.
Physical support may include:
- Comfort measures for birthing person as well as
- Infant or siblings while their parents are home.
- Teaching to carry your infant in a carrier.
- Light housework.
- Food preparation.
Emotional support may include:
- Talking about, and listening to; feelings surrounding the birth or adoption of the baby with all members of your immediate family
- Discussing and monitoring for signs of postpartum mood disorders, and helping to find a suitable medical care provider for help if there is a suspected postpartum mood disorder.
Informational support may include;
Providing non biased information about:
- Infant feeding methods
- Infant sleep
- Holistic care
- Postpartum mood disorders
- Infant care
- Self and family care
- Support and meet up groups in your area.
Rebecca is a mom to her son born in 2014. While pregnant, and during the early postpartum period it became clear she wanted to help other parents find their confidence in their parenting their newborns.
In late 2014 she started her journey with taking a babywearing educator workshop, and volunteering with a local babywearing help group. Helping with online inquiries, as well as helping parents in person at monthly meetups.
In 2016 Rebecca started her postpartum doula education, and gained her certificate in 2018.
Rebecca has been working with clients in their homes, as well as teaching other doulas how to babywear.
Currently Rebeca is working on a postpartum education program, similar in concept to a childbirth education program, to help families prepare for the arrival of their baby with education, tools and planning.
The logo (along with other items in the shop) were drawn by Emily of It's OK, It's art.