When I tell people that our business contracts with postpartum doulas, the majority of questions are renditions of: What on earth is a daloola? LoL. Doulas are a somewhat infant term in our modern world. I think doulas have always existed, but they haven’t had a name. Doulas were simply mothers, aunties, sisters, friends. Women who would support you through childbirth and postpartum. People to pick up your pieces. Friends to be there for you so you could be there for baby.
The support that postpartum doulas provide can be summed up in three categories: physical, emotional, and informational. These important needs of a new mother are hashed out below. Without a doula or incredible familial support, these wickets often get neglected and a mom has to forge ahead despite these unmet needs. Doulas today are a luxury, but hopefully as we understand their purpose, we can make them more of a given for new moms!
How does Marabou support women?
We live in culture where “bouncing back” is more valued than proper rest. As admirable as it may be for a sports star to get back on the field, the same rules don’t apply to postpartum recovery. The traditional resting period has been stolen from women through pressure to get back to their job or simply through lack of presence.
Grandmas, sisters and best friends who otherwise would have been there to help a woman transition into motherhood often live too far away to be of any help. Household chores and caring for older children inevitably fall on the mom. But she just delivered a new life! She needs rest.
Marabou Services is a unique gift registry which provides services instead of stuff. Most mom’s get too many onesies, too many baby blankets and not enough helping hands. Break out of a destructive cultural norm and start a Marabou registry today.
With a Marabou registry you can sing up for any service which will benefit you or someone you know during the postpartum recovery period.
Postpartum doulas for a first time mom
House cleanings for moms of multiples
Childcare for moms with older children!
Once your registry is created, add it to any other registry or post it to your Facebook and ask friends and family contribute to your postpartum service, rather than buying you more stuff.