One day Matt was talking to a co-worker who suggested they call Chinook City Doulas and hire a postpartum doula.
"The first day our postpartum doula, Lacey, was scheduled to come I was mortified. We'd had a really rough night with the baby and everything was a disaster. Lacey helped me get settled in nursing the baby, made me some tea and a snack, then tackled the mountain of dishes in the kitchen. She made me realize that it's OK to not be able to do it all." Shawna explains.
When asked what their favorite things about having a postpartum doula were Shawna explained how much she loved the custom meal planning. "Lacey has a whole process where she assesses your food preferences and creates a meal plan for you. She'll even do the shopping and preparation." Matt says "We learned how to recognize our baby's different cries and new ways to sooth him! I feel like I am better equipped to help out now, instead of just giving the baby to Shawna when he cries."
To meet with a postpartum doula or get more information about support during your baby's first year contact Chinook City Doulas.