01 Apr Meema Spadola on Finding Support After Birth with a Postpartum Doula
In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Postpartum doula, Meema Spadola. Meema dives deeply into the the profession of the postpartum doula and all the amazing support they offer. New and expectant moms, this podcast will be invaluable!
*What led Meema to becoming a postpartum doula.
*The difference between a labor support doula and a postpartum doula.
*The difference between a baby nurse and a postpartum doula.
*The benefits of a postpartum doula.
*Meema’s approach to working with a new family.
*How a postpartum doula support the partner and whole family.
*Ways in which a postpartum doula can help lower rates of postpartum depression.
*What a postpartum plan is and how you create one.
*The range of time and days a postpartum doula spends with a family.
*For our listeners considering hiring a postpartum doula, recommended interview questions to see if a particular Postpartum doula is a good fit for your family.
Meema Spadola is a DONA (Doulas of North America) trained and certified postpartum doula (since 2006), a Certified Lactation Counselor (since 2010) and is also trained in infant CPR. She has a particular interest in lactation support, infant massage, “baby wearing,” and supporting parents who are struggling with postpartum mood disorders, including PPD and anxiety. Meema enjoys working with a diverse range of families, including single, adoptive, and LGBTQ parents. She is a former documentary filmmaker whose films about body image and family issues have been broadcast on PBS, HBO and beyond. She is the proud mother of a son born in July 2007 and lives with her family in Kensington/Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. Find her at doulamatch.net and meemdoula.com