It’s the day after your baby’s birth and you’re heading home with your precious bundle of joy. You’re a little anxious about leaving the support of the hospital or birth center behind.
You arrive home, open the door and walk in. As you look across the space of your home you realize life is never going to be the same again. As you begin to settle in at home, exhaustion starts to set in. Then, your baby is ready to eat.
As you and your baby are learning how to navigate feeding, you are also struggling. Struggling with sleep deprivation, physical exhaustion and you’re thirsty. Like really thirsty! You gulp down a bottle of water as you finish feeding the baby. Then you try to sneak in a shower before the baby’s next feed.
As the hot water begins to relax your sore muscles your partner comes into the room with your baby. Your baby who is wide awake, crying, angry and beet red. It seems it’s time for another feed and your partner is feeling panicked and unable to soothe the baby.
For the next 8 hours, there is a cycle of broken sleep, and attempted feedings.
The next morning you and your partner are exhausted, dazed and in need of support. And sleep. Must. Have. Sleep.
That’s when my phone rings. I hear a voice on the other end of the line saying, “We need help. Tonight. Can someone come?”
Today families are spread across the country and often times, across the globe.
The days of having a community or family nearby to help in those early days are far too often a thing of the past.
Here at Tucson & Sierra Vista Doulas, we understand the complexities that having a new baby can bring and we specialize in what you need most. Support
Support: to give assistance, to enable to function or act
When growing families come to us they are looking for support.
- with self-care
- with feeding
- for getting sleep
- through the baby blues or postpartum depression
- for eating regular meals
- processing your birth experience
- in your post-birth recovery
- for partners who want to help but feel helpless
The good news is, we got you. The best doulas in southern Arizona are here to help.
We understand that there is no “one way” to navigate life with your new baby. We approach each family as a unique unit. Your family has unique beliefs, preferences, and circumstances. We tailor our support to what you need most and explore what works best for your family.
We feel successful as doulas when you feel supported, validated, rested and a little more confident to face a new day.
Whether you need overnight care or just a few hours of support in getting through your day, we have packages that can meet your unique needs.