Aug. 24, 2022

EP130- Do I Need a Postpartum Doula? with Valerie Trumbower

EP130- Do I Need a Postpartum Doula? with Valerie Trumbower

When we first bring our baby home, we can feel overwhelmed by all the areas to juggle with questions like… How do we manage overnight feedings, lack of sleep, cleaning bottles & diapers, laundry, breast or bottle feeding and so much more!

However, there is a solution… a Postpartum Doula.

After going through postpartum with twins and a toddler at home, Valerie Trumbower fully understood the overwhelm that can come with the start of motherhood. Now, as a postpartum doula, it is her passion to educate, support and empower parents when they first bring their baby home. She has worked with hundreds of families to set up systems and routines that make the postpartum journey much smoother.

 

Learn what a postpartum doula does and DOESN’T do and how we can benefit from having one on this episode of the Mamas in Training Podcast.

 

POSTPARTUM DOULAS AREN’T JUST FOR THE RICH

Getting the support of a postpartum doula is not a luxury that should be reserved for the rich… you deserve one too! In this episode, Valerie explains how a postpartum doula can radically improve your postpartum journey giving you more sleep, comfort and practical guidance with how to set up systems and prepare your home with a newborn. It allows you to rest and heal and gives you the relief to know that when questions arise, you have a professional to go to for guidance. 

Valerie shows us ways to get a postpartum doula’s support with limited funds by putting it on a registry, asking for it as a gift and more. She explains that you can use the money that you have and spread out those funds over time to get as much support as you can. You don’t need to have a postpartum doula every single night, but maybe once a week or once every two weeks will give you something to look forward to and support during your transition.

Get empowered to hire a postpartum doula in this episode!

 

ABOUT VALERIE TRUMBOWER

Valerie Trumbower is a DONA Certified Postpartum Doula, a Certified Lactation Counselor and the mother for three, including identical twins.  Her online courses, including Expecting 101...You’re Adopting™  and The Bump to Baby Roadmap have helped hundreds of families prepare for life with their newborns.  For all things baby follow her on Instagram, YouTube and Tiktok @newparentsacademy. 

 

RESOURCES:

Want Valerie to help you prepare for your baby? https://www.newparentsacademy.com/

Expecting a Grandchild? Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg24bWaaxc8

Find a Postpartum Doula:

https://doulamatch.net/ 

https://www.dona.org/ 

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/newparentsacademy/ 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE0c64Mk9MTZUAvcDg5dLKw?sub_confirmation=1 

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@newparentsacademy 

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