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Megan Barbour :: Postpartum & Doula

Megan Barbour :: Postpartum & Doula

Hi! I’m Megan and I am a wife, and mother to 3 fantastic children.  I have been a Birth Doula for 6 years and recently completed my Postpartum Doula training. I have always recognized the need for Doulas in the birth process but the decision to pursue Postpartum Doula training came through a variety of experiences and conversations with many women, and through a discovery of my own personal postpartum needs.

Hi! I’m Megan and I am a wife, and mother to 3 fantastic children.  I have been a Birth Doula for 6 years and recently completed my Postpartum Doula training. I have always recognized the need for Doulas in the birth process but the decision to pursue Postpartum Doula training came through a variety of experiences and conversations with many women, and through a discovery of my own personal postpartum needs.

As a Birth Doula, it is my job to create a comfortable, peaceful, and safe environment for women to enter into their birth experience without any distraction; to be a liaison with doctors or midwives and to advocate on the Mother’s behalf.  I am there not only for the moms but to support the dads and to make their experience one where both parents can embrace the inner power they have to help bring their precious new baby into the world.  I am there as someone who has extensive experience and professional training surrounding birth, prenatal and postpartum care; and I understand the correlation between a positive and empowering birth experience and a mother’s postpartum mental and emotional health.

As a Birth Doula, it is my job to create a comfortable, peaceful, and safe environment for women to enter into their birth experience without any distraction; to be a liaison with doctors or midwives and to advocate on the Mother’s behalf.  I am there not only for the moms but to support the dads and to make their experience one where both parents can embrace the inner power they have to help bring their precious new baby into the world.  I am there as someone who has extensive experience and professional training surrounding birth, prenatal and postpartum care; and I understand the correlation between a positive and empowering birth experience and a mother’s postpartum mental and emotional health.

Birth is a highly intense experience that can be difficult to navigate and that intensity doesn’t just end after the baby is born.  Postpartum, up until the first year, can be overwhelming even for the most seasoned of parents, which is why I decided to pursue training in postpartum care. I absolutely love helping new families as they make the transition into life with their new little humans.  After my second child was born, it was assumed that since I already had one child I knew what I was doing and I could handle the transition with ease.  What I didn’t anticipate was feeling so very overwhelmed, and that I would experience postpartum depression and anxiety.  I recognize now that it was the lack of support and help that led to these feelings, which is why I am passionate about helping other women be proactive in their post-baby experience.

Birth is a highly intense experience that can be difficult to navigate and that intensity doesn’t just end after the baby is born.  Postpartum, up until the first year, can be overwhelming even for the most seasoned of parents, which is why I decided to pursue training in postpartum care. I absolutely love helping new families as they make the transition into life with their new little humans. 

After my second child was born, it was assumed that since I already had one child I knew what I was doing and I could handle the transition with ease.  What I didn’t anticipate was feeling so very overwhelmed, and that I would experience postpartum depression and anxiety.  I recognize now that it was the lack of support and help that led to these feelings, which is why I am passionate about helping other women be proactive in their post-baby experience.

A Postpartum Doula provides emotional and domestic support to a family.  Doula is translated from Greek and it means “woman servant” or “woman serving women”.   And so, I serve these women and their families by offering support in their day-to-day lives; whether it be meal planning and grocery shopping, folding laundry, providing baby care, tidying the house, listening and providing reassurance, or holding baby so that mom can have a shower and get some rest. In those first weeks a mama needs to be waited on, served and nurtured.  

A Postpartum Doula provides emotional and domestic support to a family.  Doula is translated from Greek and it means “woman servant” or “woman serving women”.   And so, I serve these women and their families by offering support in their day-to-day lives; whether it be meal planning and grocery shopping, folding laundry, providing baby care, tidying the house, listening and providing reassurance, or holding baby so that mom can have a shower and get some rest. In those first weeks a mama needs to be waited on, served and nurtured.  

So who benefits from a Birth & Postpartum Doula? Moms, couples, and families who hire a Birth Doula are more likely to have the birth they envision, a positive birth experience, success breastfeeding, and a healthier postpartum period.  A Postpartum Doula enables a new family to bond, heal, and rest while being supported and cared for, thus making for an easy transition.  I really enjoy answering questions and talking. If you’re curious, want more information, or just want to chat I’d love to hear from you.  Take some time to naviagate through my website, have a look at what other new parents are saying on the Testimonal page, and check out the Birth & Postpartum Doula packages. 

So who benefits from a Birth & Postpartum Doula? Moms, couples, and families who hire a Birth Doula are more likely to have the birth they envision, a positive birth experience, success breastfeeding, and a healthier postpartum period.  A Postpartum Doula enables a new family to bond, heal, and rest while being supported and cared for, thus making for an easy transition. 

I really enjoy answering questions and talking. If you’re curious, want more information, or just want to chat I’d love to hear from you.  Take some time to naviagate through my website, have a look at what other new parents are saying on the Testimonal page, and check out the Birth & Postpartum Doula packages. 

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