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Postpartum Doulas and The Fourth Trimester

The fourth trimester is the time when a baby is changing and developing rapidly—as if they were still in the womb—for the first twelve weeks or so, while their parents also change and develop rapidly to learn their baby and learn themselves in their new roles as parents of this baby. As beautiful as this concept may be, it can still leave many people wondering what postpartum doulas actually do, and what it has to do with the fourth trimester. Here is a sampling of our role over the first 12 weeks of life with a newborn.

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Better Beginnings For More

In this age of the fast, the busy, the distracted, and the over-committed, we believe in the slow. We believe in the tender. We believe in the attentive, and we believe in the commitment. As trained professionals who continually seek more knowledge to support families in their postpartum time, we offer a calm, experienced, professional presence unlike anything else. And we believe all families deserve this sort of care after they have a baby. It's as simple as that.

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It's not an end. It's a beginning.

The first moment after birth--the first postpartum moment in that family's existence--means everything has changed. Everything is made new. The parents are beginning to know and be formed by their new little one. The baby is beginning to know and be formed by his or her parents. Then, of course, this expands into every person and creature this baby will encounter along the way, from siblings to relatives to friends, teachers, pets, gardens, and on and on and on.

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