While the journey to parenthood may be joyful and rewarding, it can also be a traumatic or terrible experience for a woman to go through. A stressful delivery experience can result in both temporary and permanent physical, emotional, and mental health problems, such as anxiety disorders, depressions, and post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
The manner you prepare for childbirth has a significant influence on your recovery and postpartum mood. That is why it is critical to make the birthing process as painless as possible.
While it is true that partners, friends, and family are always there to ensure comfort and support, keep in mind that it may also be incredibly overwhelming for them. And for that, you may require further assistance. Similar to that of a doula.
What Is a Doula?
A doula is a skilled professional who assists and supports women throughout labour and delivery. Doulas can help with pain management, emotional support, and postpartum healing in general. Additionally, they give instruction on various sorts of pain relief treatments.
Not many women, however, are aware of the benefits doulas may provide.
If you’re still on the fence about whether or not to hire one for your birth, continue reading for some reasons why you should reconsider.
3 Ways Doulas Make a Difference
They Acknowledge Your Emotional Needs
Parenthood changes one’s whole lifestyle, and the transition is not always pleasant. According to a dailymail.co.uk article, new mothers need four months and 23 days to acclimatize to parenting. Doulas provide much-needed emotional support by continuously listening to your concerns, encouraging you to keep going even when it’s challenging and affirming that you’re doing an excellent job.
They Can Assist Children With Their Adjustment
A new arrival to the family can be jarring for siblings, especially the younger ones accustomed to being the baby in the family. A doula helps siblings psychologically prepare to accept the new baby with open arms.
They Pay Special Attention To Physical Comfort
Doulas are trained to recognize what makes a new mother feel at ease before and after giving birth. They support expecting mothers by giving massages and teaching breathing techniques during labour. They also teach new parents how to properly care for their infant, such as how to properly latch when nursing, make a bottle, clean, and recognize normal or abnormal child behaviour.
At Lamha Cumasach, we’re passionate about helping women throughout their birth experience with confidence so they can be empowered to enter motherhood. If you’re interested in learning more about what we offer, how we can help you overcome birth fears, and more, we’d love to chat with you.
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