LIDA is proud to announce the "Families in Crisis Fund". This fund was designed to help support families with a serious illness, death, deployed partner, natural disaster, single or teen mothers and women suffering from postpartum depression who have an accompanying financial hardship.
Having another woman present to provide reassurance and encouragement has been seen throughout history. Doulas understand the emotional and physical complexities of birth, we are able to increase the intimacy of the experience for a mother and her partner by managing the fears of both parents and providing useful comfort techniques for the mother.
A postpartum doula is a nurturing, non-judgmental woman who helps ease the transition into parenthood during the early postpartum weeks. She offers emotional and breastfeeding support along with practical newborn care advice. She takes care of necessary household tasks such as meal preparation, light cleaning and errand running.