Your birth doula will stay with you several hours after delivery and return to check-in with you at least once within 48 hours of delivery. In the early postpartum stage, your doula will help you stay comfortable, support with feeding, and gather any information you may want or need from your health care providers. Your birth doula will check-in with you within two weeks of the birth to debrief the birth, share resources that may be helpful to you and your family, support with feedings and bathing, and provide any final support you may need from them.
You also have the option to book a postpartum doula who specializes in taking care of you and your family after the birth. Their work may include, providing emotional support, taking care of the baby while you rest, light house work, preparing meals, helping with changing, feeding, and bathing baby, etc. Your birth doula and postpartum doula may not be the same person.