Postpartum

The postpartum period, or the fourth trimester as it is often called, will take place after the birth of your baby. Its the period of time in which you’ll be getting to know your baby (at last!) and will be learning first hand about how to care for your newborn. It’s also the time in which many parents find themselves overwhelmed by a love they never knew was possible, and yet more exhausted than they’ve ever been.

For many, the days following birth can feel surreal, emotional, overwhelming, tear-filled, and draining. Even if this isn’t your first child, learning how to navigate having more than one little to care for can be a lot for anyone to handle! Family Tree Doula Services provides whole-family support and we’re here to provide in the ways you need it most day or night.

What is a Postpartum Doula
New Parents

What is a Postpartum Doula?

Oh! Wait! You’re like a night nanny or a baby nurse, right?!? Mmmmmm…..No. I could launch into all the basics of how we support parents, birthing people and babies through ...
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Choosing Formula Feed
Infant Feeding

A Letter From Your Doula: Dear Mom Who is Choosing to Formula Feed

Dear Mom Who is Choosing to Formula Feed, “Breast is best.” “Fed is best.” There is so much conflicting information and opinions out there. Sometimes it’s all too much. It ...
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Postpartum Healing
Postpartum

5 Must-Haves for Postpartum Healing

The days and weeks immediately after birth come with so much joy and emotion… AND so many physical changes and discomfort. The only thing that can really get you back ...
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Binge-Worthy Shows
Postpartum

5 Most Binge-Worthy Shows For New (or Pregnant) Moms: The Sequel

Almost one year later, and this pesky pandemic is still sticking around… so you may as well have some good coping strategies! There is only so much you can do ...
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Lost in the Sea
New Parents

Lost in the Sea of New Motherhood: Why I Needed a Postpartum Doula

Once upon a time I was a brand new mother.   I returned home with my baby… a sweet, warm, perfect bundle of all my hopes and dreams. Everyone I ...
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Cozy Up in Your Comfy Pants
New Parents

Cozy Up in Your Comfy Pants: Not Just for Pregnancy, Postpartum or Pandemics

Thanksgiving week has arrived and whether you’re celebrating this year or not, pregnant or postpartum, a mom or a dad, we think it’s a great time to put on the ...
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Family Tree Doula Services

From the day you leave the hospital...to the day you no longer need us, we’ll help you adjust to life with your new baby and give you all the tools you need for a healthy, confident start.

Not a client yet? You'll find many of our favorite tips & resources for new parents here on our blog.  Learn more about our daytime, overnight, and live-in postpartum doula services as well as our postpartum support offerings for intended parents.