I’ve known about how great birth doulas can be for years (a birth doula is one of the best ways to help get breastfeeding off to a good start). I don’t know how I would have made it through the birth of my fourth baby without my doula. But I never realized all the great stuff that postpartum doulas offer until my friend Heidi sent me a link to her new website. It makes me wonder if I could still count as postpartum (? — maybe not). I wish I could have had the “two week meal helper” after my babies were born.
In any case, if you’re looking for a birth doula or a postpartum doula, we’ve got lots of really great women doing this work in the Madison area. You can read more at the Doulas of South Central Wisconsin. If you’re having a hard time choosing someone, you can check out Happy Bambino’s Speed Doula event.