How I Show Up (Virtually) for New Parents: Emotional Support
First in the "Show Up" series
With social distancing or stay-at-home orders in place, it's a challenge if not impossible to have hands on support when you bring your baby home.
But as a virtual postpartum doula, I'm here to say that new parents don't have to be alone. In fact, I've provided virtual support for years. I have brought comfort, answered questions for concerned parents and provided guidance and resources through text, email and phone calls. Now, I can add video chats for an even deeper, more intimate connection.
Above all else, I am here to listen to you.
I am with you as you process your birth experience, which is especially helpful if it's not the one you hoped or planned for.
I listen some more.
I help make sense of the rollercoaster of emotions you may be feeling. Having someone help normalize the range of emotions that come after having a baby can be comforting and even empowering.
I don't stop listening.
Whether you're feeling joyful, scared, exhausted or frustrated, I am with you. If you want a sympathetic ear or some practical tips to help you get through another day, I am here for you.
I am here to reassure you, to provide timely information, to help you make informed decisions for your baby, to be your cheerleader or to be a shoulder to cry on.
My virtual doula capabilities means I'm never far away.
Keep your eye out for my next blog, highlighting another way I Show Up For You!
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