What is a postpartum Doula?
Postpartum doulas help support new families through the life changing experience of having a baby! Whether it’s a family’s first baby or their tenth, a doula can help make the birth and postpartum experience better. Countless scientific trials examining doula care demonstrate remarkably improved physical and psychological outcomes for both mother and baby. Doulas have a positive impact on the well-being of the entire family.
As a postpartum Doula and Infant Care Specialist I will provide families with research based evidence to inform families using the carefully selected information relevant to your baby's age.
What is an Ages and Stages Questionnaire(ASQ)assessment tool?
Ages and Stages assessment tool is a developmental screening tool designed for use by early educators and health care professionals. It relies on parents as experts, is easy-to-use, family-friendly and creates the snapshot needed to catch delays and celebrate milestones.
Why Conduct an Ages and Stages Questionnaire?
Following the first few weeks of birth, your child is developing skills and coping strategies that will set the foundation for a lifelong path to success. When you welcome me into your home, I will provide you with the tools and knowledge to provide fun and stimulating activities which will foster a loving and healthy attachment between yourself and baby. After receiving hands-on training you will feel confident and prepared to utilize the Ages and Stages Questionaires (ASQ) and independently monitor your child's development and make sure they are on track. I will also discuss referrals with you if there are developmental concerns. Check out one mom's success story