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Here are some basic differences between the two types of doulas:
Helping with needs of older children
Assistance with immediate breastfeeding and in postpartum visit
Supporting mother with physical comfort measures in labor
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Preparing for Birth
Providing emotional support during labor and birth
Assistance with baby care
Assistance in breastfeeding
Supporting mother through adjustment to early parenting
(Support typically ends with the postpartum visit 1-2 weeks after birth)Think of it this way. If you anticipate most of your help will be needed during labor [link widoczny dla zalogowanych], you will be more interested in a birth doula. (See the top ten questions to ask a doula if you are selecting a birth doula.) If you expect to need more help after the baby comes, a postpartum doula is your best bet. Some doulas can offer both services, so if you are interested, be sure to enlist her help for birth and postpartum services if needed. For more information about doulas, see DONA International.
(Support will be up to 4-6 weeks postpartum as needed by mother)Typical services provided by a birth doula:Assistance in writing birth plans prior to labor
Help in basic housekeeping - laundry, dishes, meal preparation
Mediating between parents and medical staff during birth
Typical services provided by a postpartum doula:
There can be confusion about the differences between postpartum doulas and birth doulas. Although there may be some overlap [link widoczny dla zalogowanych], especially in the area of breastfeeding [link widoczny dla zalogowanych], the roles are different. Birth doulas primarily assist mothers during late pregnancy and through birth with a follow-up postpartum visit. Postpartum doulas will often meet parents during pregnancy, however all of their support comes in right around the time that mother and baby arrive home and for a few weeks later.
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