Postpartum Support: That Mythical Creature

There are millions of words written about mythical creatures. Sphinx, Minotaur, Cyclops…

But what if there were creatures that could come help once you were home from the hospital with your baby?

Mythical creatures devoted to helping families with the transition into parenting and life with a newborn. Mythical creatures like…

The elusive laundry fairy… Washfolder!

The fairy, who instead of trading teeth for coins, trades dirty piles of laundry for neat, orderly, clean ones. Not only has the laundry fairy been known to take care of the piles that are in the baskets and hampers, but she swoop up sweaty sheets, breast-milk-soaked nursing tanks, and baby onesies saturated with various liquid explosions.

Or the mythical house elf… DoItalla!

The helper devoted to food preparation. Magically food appears, and disappears when meals are needed, regardless of the time, and devoid of the lingering mess that goes with them.

Or a phoenix

The creature that when at the end of it’s life, would rejuvenate and be born with new energy from the ashes of its old self.

For many new families, the only mythical creatures that make an appearance are zombies and vampires. Tired new moms and dads slowly take on the pale complexion and dark tired eyes. And a new baby can sometimes feel like a sort of vampire – a being not really understood but that requires incredible amounts of energy from others to keep thriving.

Well, there is good news. Even though we don’t live in a world where these magical creatures are available to help, there is someone who can take on the wonderful abilities listed above.  She’s a postpartum doula!

The ins- and outs- of life at home with a new baby can be made easier with the extra hands of a professionally trained postpartum doula. A postpartum doula will come to your home, help you rest, help nourish you, help take care of tasks, AND help understand the new baby that has come home too.

A postpartum doula gives encouragement, energy, and attention to the matters of your recovery you most want help with, all the while acting as another sort of mythical being – a muse for parenting.

A muse: a person who helps you see clearer, come up with ideas that make the most sense for you, and a person who you feel better simply by being around.

Ottawa Family Doula does not need magic to help you feel your best. Ottawa Family Doula is happy to help in all the ways you can easily identify, and all the ways you can’t.

Ottawa Family Doula is a birth and postpartum doula supporting families in Ottawa. Exceptional and confident care for your pregnancy to have your birth and your baby, your way. Specializing in all types of birth at all hospitals and birth centres in Ottawa.