A postpartum doula is a trained professional who is able to provide non-medical care, evidence based information, emotional support, physical assistance, and comfort to new parents.
Research shows that new parents have an easier transition to parenthood when they have a good support system in place. Postpartum doulas can increase a mothers confidence, help partners learn valuable skills, help organize household matters, prepare meals, provide support for breastfeeding families, and more!
Short answer, whenever it feels right to you! Long answer; consider how many classes you want to take and are you doing full days or evening sessions? We cover A LOT of information in the prenatal classes and if you take them too close together it can feel like a mental overload. If you plan on taking more than one class/series I suggest staring mid to late second trimester or at the beginning of the third. That way you have time to absorb the information and bring questions back to your healthcare provider.
Getting the proper information prior to starting something new is the best way to ensure success in any task.! Breastfeeding education classes will provide parents with evidence based information, helpful tips, and the resources to have a positive breastfeeding journey.
YES! Your lactation educator will be available to you for questions or troubleshooting via; virtual calls, email, or in person. We want you to be confident and successful! Any medical concerns will be referred to your physician or local IBCLC.
We provide services to families in the Greater Portland area of Maine. Virtual support is also available.
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