"So, You're Like a Nanny?"
Raise your hand if you really- truly, actual-factual know what a postpartum doula is?
Now if when asked to describe the role of a doula, your answer is something along the lines of, "Well, they're kinda like a nanny," then I am sorry to say, you do not really know!
The early weeks postpartum can pack quite a punch: Sleep deprivation. Leaky breasts. A tender undercarriage. It's no wonder new mothers find themselves crying more than they did before! While many parents have heard of the term "the baby blues," they might not be familiar with what the blues entail- or how to recognize signs of other postpartum mood disorders.