Why you need postpartum support...
Why you need postpartum support...
You will be faced with new challenges every day after having your baby. But if you create a Postpartum Plan with me, I can ease your worries and make your transition into motherhood so much easier and more enjoyable.
Most new moms wish they had four hands and more “me time”. I can be there for you to:
- change diapers
- take your baby for a stroll
- Hold your baby while you do other things
- Keep your baby entertained while you take a nap
There is so much to learn with a new baby and I’ll be right there to answer every question you have about:
- sleep habits
- bathing the baby
- growth patterns
- sibling rivalry
- helping pets adjust
Breastfeeding seems like the most natural thing in the world, but for some it can be a nightmare. When your baby doesn’t latch on well, your nipples develop painful cracks and just the thought of breastfeeding makes you cry. I can help you prevent or solve breast or bottle feeding problems.
Lack of sleep is debilitating. Unfortunately, as a new parent you will no longer be able to get a full, undisturbed night’s sleep. But if you can recognize your newborn’s sleep patterns, you and your baby can get more sleep.
The most common questions I can answer for you are:
- How can I tell if she’s waking from hunger or habit?
- Why does my baby wake up as soon as I lay him down in the crib?
- Why does my baby wake up at night?
- A what age will my newborn begin to sleep soundly through the night?
- I’m nursing. Is it safe for my baby to sleep in my bed?
- At 4 months, my baby was sleeping through the night, but now, 2 months later, he’s waking up again. What do you think is going on?
I can help you:
- Resolve sleep problems
- Provide techniques to calm you and your baby
- Create a mutual support system between you and your partner
Babies communicate using sounds, gestures, and body movements. But when you can’t understand the message your baby is trying to convey, you both feel frustrated and helpless!
I will teach you your baby’s language so that you can feel secure taking care of her and so much happier as a new mom.
After giving birth you can feel an emptiness inside, feel disconnected from your body, and no longer feel like yourself.
Belly binding helps you to:
- Feel supported physically and emotionally.
- Soothe your nervous system.
- Improves posture.
- Support abdominal wall muscle retraction.
- Support loosened ligaments.
- Support the torso while vital organs return to their pre-pregnancy size and position.
- Support your abdomen, pelvic region, and back without restriction
- Reduce pressure on post surgical birth incisions.
After giving birth, you are completely dedicated to your beautiful baby and you don’t have time to cook.to increase the amount of breast milk and provide the right nutrients to your body, which must now feed another human.
As a good Italian, I love the classic meals of my tradition, but I’m also completely open to cooking any of your food preferences.
When your first child arrives, you are able to give all of your attention to him. But if you already have other children, how do you divide yourself among them?
I am there to help so that you can feel peaceful while taking care of your newborn. I’m skilled at dealing with sibling rivalry and will give you the skills you need to keep harmony between all of your children.
Caring for your house is the last thought for a new mother.
Better a sink full of dishes and an extra hour of sleep!
- wash the dishes
- clean the kitchen
- clean the bathroom
- do the laundry
- sweep and wash the floors
- dust furniture
If you have pets, taking care of them is another thing I can do for you.
I love all animals and connect well with them!
Because of your new responsibilities, stress, and hormonal changes, your post childbirth emotions are like a roller-coaster with sudden ups and downs. It will be difficult for you to make sense of how you feel, so don’t be surprised if your partner fails to understand you too.
It’s common to feel lost, helpless, and overwhelmed in your role as a mother. I’ll tell you a secret; you will learn to become a good mother over time along with your baby, throughout her many changing phases.
I will listen to, support, and accompany you until you feel ready to walk the path of motherhood.
Baby blues, Postpartum Depression, and worst-case scenario, postpartum psychosis. Can you recognize the signs and risks?
Baby Blues is more common and appears during the first few days after giving birth and could last a couple of weeks. If it does not go away it can become more serious and turn into postpartum depression, which requires urgent support. Psychosis depression, on the other hand, is life-threatening and very serious, requiring medication. Fortunately only 1-2% of women suffer from it.
Many women suffer unnecessarily, because they are
embarrassed or uncertain that they have PPD, and most moms think, “That won’t be me”.
Postpartum depression affects between one quarter and one-half of all women, and I will help you recognize and treat it.
Giving birth is a traumatic event for both the mother and the child due to the increased load of stress to which your body and spirit are subjected.
Energy healing is a complementary modality that does not rule out any Western medicine you might need, but rather enhances your physical and emotional healing process.
- Butterfly Touch Massage based on gentle bioenergetics and melts tension, heals trauma, and brings life energy from your core to your surface and beyond.
orks with the energetic, physical, and emotional aspects of your body and helps to:
- Decrease physical pain
- Clear emotional blocks
- Increase your mental clarity
- Deal with your issues
- Balance your energy
- Massage releases tension in the muscles, increases lymphatic flow, and allows for deep relaxation.
- Womb healingbalance to your menstrual cycle It offers a gentle way of clearing out the pain from your past caused by trauma or abuse, and opens a new way into your future. You may want experience a womb healing to honour times of transition major life events such as:
- recovering from a miscarriage or hystorechtomy,
- post abortion care,
- embracing your feminine energy.
- Postpartum ceremony. A healing and nurturing ceremony for the postpartum stage can help you release a lot of emotional and physical tension and make you feel calm and empowered.
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Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions
A postpartum doula supports a family in the immediate postpartum period with practical, emotional and educational assistance. A postpartum doula can perform one of the following tasks: • Assistance with breastfeeding • Prepare feedings and / or bottle-feed a baby • Take care of older siblings • Preparation of meals • Do light housework ◦ eg. washing and ironing, light cleaning • Provide support at night • Education and information on parenting problems A postpartum doula is there to support a new mother in caring for her newborn and provide her with the care and information she needs to orient herself in the first few weeks of parenting. A postpartum doula does not act as a nurse or midwife, so it does not provide clinical care such as monitoring a baby’s growth or administering medications. A postpartum doula is not a nanny who only looks after older children, nor is she a cleaning lady. The postpartum doula is there to help parents develop new skills to enable them to develop confidence in their new role.
A doula supports a woman and her partner during pregnancy, birth, and the early weeks of parenting, with reassurance, practical assistance, and information.
A doula is someone you come to know well by the time of your birth, and who is there during your labor, by your side, focused solely on you and your partner. She can encourage you, remain objective, and help your partner feel more confident about how to support you. She can also assist you with practical knowledge on comfort measures for labor, such as massage and suggestions for positioning. A doula can provide information when you have questions, and can help you communicate most effectively with your medical caregivers.
The main focus of a doula’s role is often on the birth itself, but doula support can also be invaluable during pregnancy (especially if you face questions about tests or complications), and after the birth when she can help out with feeding and adjusting to life with a newborn.
There are a few things a doula is not.
She is not acting as a nurse or midwife, so she does not provide clinical care such as doing examinations on you or checking your baby’s heartbeat. The support a doula provides fits together with, but does not replace, the care of your doctor, midwife, or nurses.
Doulas do not make decisions for you, or speak for you. This is your birth, your baby, your life!
A doula supports you by providing information and explanations you may want about your choices, but it’s always you who decides what’s best for you.
Research shows the effectiveness of a doula in reducing the medicalization of delivery so much so that WHO recently affirmed that doulas are a precious presence during childbirth and that every woman should have a doula on her side.
“Continuous support during labour may improve outcomes for women and infants, including increased spontaneous vaginal birth, shorter duration of labour, and decreased caesarean birth, instrumental vaginal birth, use of any analgesia, use of regional analgesia, low five-minute Apgar score and negative feelings about childbirth experiences.
We found no evidence of harms of continuous labour support. Subgroup analyses should be interpreted with caution, and considered as exploratory and hypothesis-generating, but evidence suggests continuous support with certain provider characteristics, in settings where epidural analgesia was not routinely available, in settings where women were not permitted to have companions of their choosing in labour, and in middle-income country settings, may have a favourable impact on outcomes such as caesarean birth.”
The birth of your baby is a very private event. You might be wondering if a doula will replace or exclude your partner or intrude.
The role of the doula is never to take the place of husbands or partners in labor but rather to compliment and enhance their experience.
I serve as a trauma-informed conscious birth doula and I help women have a less fearful and painful birth and prevent postpartum depression.
Thinking and working holistically means I provide support that looks at the whole person and considers your physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being. I give you my full individual attention. In fact, I prefer to have only one or at most 2 clients at the same time. Oh! How I like to pamper you and make you feel good!
We will get to know each other on a very deep level so I can fully understand your desires and fears, be your advocate so you can have your birth your way, and work together in an environment of mutual trust.
You will receive many tools to help you feel empowered. You will learn exercises to relieve common pregnancy symptoms, the best positions during childbirth, nutrition, and everything about the physiology of childbirth so that you feel confident in yourself and your abilities.
I will help you connect with your body and your emotions in a deeper way so that you can calm your fears and stay fully present to bring more ease to your birth experience.
You will discover that you have a super power! I’ll teach you how to use your superpower during birth, then continue to use it into motherhood.
If you wish, you can opt to receive Gentle Bio-energetics and Reiki to support and restore the energy of you and your baby from pregnancy to childbirth to postpartum.
People often confuse the figure of the doula with that of the midwife or ask me if it is a new profession.
The word “doula” comes from ancient Greek, meaning “Woman’s servant.” Doulas have been at women’s sides as long as midwives. Traditionally only the midwife, a helper and the mother would have been present at birth. Doulas were the women-helpers; women of age who had been-there-done-that, they were old enough to understand the work being done.
These women were always there to give massage or apply a cool washcloth, help in and out of positions to labor in, fetch the midwife’s tools or herbs, give emotional support and encouragement, and give tips.
Her role was and is to create a calm and safe environment and expertly soothe and support the birthing mother.
She helped me a lot when I first became a mother, she supported me and she gave her valuable knowledge. Tamara is so full of love for her work and gives off light.
I feel trust to be in her sweet hands. Tamara is always in search, she studies with passion and gives what she experiences.
She is incredibly creative and generous. I admire Tamara so much, she is an example for me and a point of reference."
I felt safer especially in the most difficult moments.
Here you can see a person in the right place, with such love for what she is doing. She was there for my second birth, not only at the birth itself but for birth preparation and post-partum.
Post-partum visits were so full of love. So calm, so gentle. And the food she made was delicious.
I took also part in her birth-preparation course "Conscious Birth. Empowerment for the mother to be" - it was not only helpful for preparation for birth but also just to find new things about yourself. And her perineum spray was very nice. Also used the Bengkung belly binding method that helped with my diastasis recti and the balm seemed to help my skin to gain some elasticity back.
I really can't recommend Tamara enough.
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!
You deserve expert guidance through one of the most important times in your life. The Natural Power of Birth honors your desires and respects your wishes, while professionally informing you of all of your options and giving you the emotional support you need. I’m honored to be of service to you and your family.
Let’s talk about how I can help you plan and prepare for the next step on your journey!
The first meeting is always free and there is no obligation. Click the button to schedule a complimentary consultation.
With warmth and respect, Tamara