Birth doula vs. postpartum doula

Giuditta Tornetta, Doula, explains the differences between the roles of a birth doula and a postpartum doula and how each assists the woman in a different way
Difference Between A Birth Doula and A Postpartum Doula
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Birth doula vs. postpartum doula

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A birth doula and a postpartum doula are very different in that the birth doula takes care of the mother before, during, and just a few hours after the birth, and a postpartum doula usually comes to the house and helps the woman throughout the postpartum experience. I have chosen to do both because I like the consistency of the experience, so you don't have to go through like a million opinions and a million people telling you what to do. But a postpartum doula is very much like a mentor, just like a birth doula is, but a mentor for more to show you how to do things versus doing them for you. So different from let's say a baby nurse that takes the baby and lets you sleep or go out or whatever, a postpartum doula is there to be your mentor, to show you, to encourage you, to show you just to trust yourself that you know what you're doing. It's bringing the village back into the family versus sort of like leading this isolated life that we have after we bring the baby home and we don't really know what to do with it.

Giuditta Tornetta, Doula, explains the differences between the roles of a birth doula and a postpartum doula and how each assists the woman in a different way

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Giuditta Tornetta

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Giuditta Tornetta is a certified birth and post-partum doula, lactation educator, a certified clinical hypnotherapist, a NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) practitioner, and a certified shiatsu therapist. Giuditta practices clinical hypnotherapy and a method of natural childbirth that uses hypnotic techniques to reduce stress and fear during labor and delivery, alleviating pain and making the birth experience positive and enjoyable. She also teaches infant mental, emotional, and cognitive health and development.

She focuses on infant mental health and pre-post birth bonding, where she uses guided meditations and visualizations to help women communicate and empower their babies before birth. As a lactation educator and postpartum doula, Ms. Tornetta helps couples settle into a natural routine once the baby comes home. Through education, compassion, practical as wells as emotional support, Doula Giuditta teaches new parents how to decipher the newborn’s vocal and body language. Giuditta is also a published author of the best-selling book Painless Childbirth: An Empowering Journey Through Pregnancy and Birth.

She resides in Los Angeles with her two dogs –Tony and Amore — amid photo albums of the many new mommies and babies she’s coached through life’s most precious and powerful transitions, including her own two experiences with son Azzurro and daughter Natascia.

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