What's Dangerous and Heartbreaking for a New Mother
It is dangerous and heartbreaking that sleep deprivation is a risk factor for postpartum mood disorders, yet new moms often face that burden often alone. It is dangerous and heartbreaking that new moms are left with little maternity leave and then return to work when newborns are still frequently night waking and the mother has only recently finished up lochia bleeding.
It is dangerous and heartbreaking that society perpetuates the torturous regime of sleep deprivation, by normalizing it and saying it is what should be expected.
It is dangerous and heartbreaking babies that have mothers with untreated postpartum depression are at risk for developmental delays.
It is safe and valuable to that postpartum doulas and newborn care specialists can help transition a family back to an exciting new normal after baby is born.
It is safe and valuable that a postpartum doula can take care of baby at night and help develop healthy sleep habits from the beginning, so that sleep deprivation isn't a risk factor for the family.
It is safe and valuable that a postpartum doula tells you that YOU CAN THRIVE POSTPARTUM and it doesn't need to suck.
It is safe and valuable that a postpartum doula can be your first line of defense against postpartum mood disorders and let you know what is normal and what is not, what needs medical attention and what needs just a little bit of TLC.