"What is it you do again?"
"I support women and families during pregnancy, labor and well into postpartum and parenthood."
"Women need support during labor? What do you do for them?"
"Well support looks different for each woman. But some of the things that are generally the same are us meeting atleast twice before their estimated due date, a lot of birth talk along with affirmations, education and discovering their power, we write birth preferences, we do some prenatal stretches and prepping with the birth ball, we talk about fears and excitements, and most importantly (in my opinion) we talk about the 4th trimester. Beyond that my work is tailored too each woman. Some like massage, some like words, some just like me to be present."
"Do you only do homebirths?"
"I mostly do hospital births, I love home births and attended many but most of my current clients are choosing to birth in the hospital."
"Hmmm that sounds nice, I would have loved to have that during my pregnancy and birth."
"Me too, thats why I do this work."
"Oh so you're a baby nurse?"
"Im not a baby nurse, there is a common misconception about the baby nurse title. Most of the time when people are asking or refering to my profession it can be seen as that. I am a postpartum doula and a newborn care specialist. Being a postpartum doula refers to taking care of the family as a whole, with special attention on mom and baby. newborn care specialist is primarily baby care."
"So....what do you do?"
''Just like with birth the care is tailored to each family. But, the premise of care is that the mom is supported, in her self care and baby care. Things like breastfeeding, sleeping (both mom and baby), showering, preparing meals, snacks, things like that."
"Wow..If only I had that."
"Exactly, thats why I do this work now."
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