A Postpartum Doula works with each family individually to find out their particular needs. Some of the postpartum services that a doula will perform include:
Help with the emotional and physical recovery after birth
Light housekeeping so that mom does not feel so overwhelmed
Assistance with newborn care such as diapering, bathing, feeding and comforting
Light meal preparation
Baby soothing techniques
Referrals to local resources such as but not limited to parenting classes, pediatricians, lactation support and other parenting support groups.