Jess at OHmama posted this on her blog

In praise of Doulas, part two: Postpartum Doulas

When I found out at 20 weeks into my pregnancy that I was expecting twins, I immediately sought out a local Mothers of Multiples club and posted a question to the experienced twin mamas on their web discussion board: What do you wish you’d have known or done differently when your twins were born? What do I need to know?

There was lots of different advice offered, all of it helpful in some way. But the one thing that literally every single person said the same was, “GET HELP. Don’t try to do this on your own!” Of course the best option is to have family and friends spend as much time helping out as possible. But after that, people recommended a postpartum doula for the first 8-10 weeks and a nanny/mother’s helper after that.

I have to admit, I knew a lot about birth doulas but almost nothing about postpartum doulas. I did some research on the Childbirth Collective website and read some profiles. I spoke with my birth doula, Sarah, who recommended Margaret Owens. We interviewed her, it was a great fit, and we contracted with her to come two nights a week from 10pm – 7am, and one weekday from 11am – 3pm.

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