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Postpartum Doulas in Boston | What You Need to Know

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What is a postpartum doula? If you’re not exactly sure, you’ll want to stick around for my interview with postpartum doula and mom of two, Marisa of Mother Nurture Postpartum.

what postpartum doulas do + how they can help you

I’m so excited to be featuring Marisa and sharing more about her services with you. Not only is she sharing about her own experience and business, but also about the resources doulas in Boston and Central Massachusetts can provide new parents.

Meet Marisa:

Marisa’s journey into postpartum began with her own, when she realized the deep lack of support and resources that were available to new caregivers. Since then, she’s been on a quest to bring education & loving energy to parents far and wide.

Marisa candidly shares, “Postpartum is hard. You are on a new journey into parenthood. You & your baby are getting to know each other. Your body needs rest, your mind needs encouragement, & your soul needs comfort. Allow me to help you manage your household & take care of YOU- as you tend to your new baby.”

Caregivers spend a LOT of time preparing for a new baby. We buy cribs, take birth classes, and think day and night about what labor might be like!

But have you considered the time after baby is born- otherwise known as postpartum?

“This time can be a huge transition. Those prenatal weekly appointments are now over, and parents often feel abandoned; having to fend for themselves in brand new territory. As postpartum doulas, our job is to educate, support, and nurture caregivers as you navigate the world of your new baby and your healing body,” Marisa describes.

Doulas ‘mother the mother’ so that they can focus on healing their body, mind, & spirit from birth.

Doulas in Boston, specifically Mother Nurture Postpartum in Central Mass, can help with light housework, meal prep, tending to siblings, and infant care. They also help answer all those questions you may have since you left the hospital with your new bundle of joy.

Feel confident & empowered when taking care of your baby

As a holistic postpartum doula, Marisa loves to include herbal & nutritional remedies into the care of her clients. She explains how important nutrition of new parents, particularly nursing parents, is to staying energized & helping the body heal itself. Nutrient dense, satisfying meals should be commonplace in the postpartum space, and Marisa can make that happen for you!

I’m going to conclude with this quote from Marisa that I found really impactful:

Asking for help in our society is really hard. You deserve to be taken care of while you navigate your journey into parenthood. You are deserving of rest & nurturing! Allow a postpartum doula help you achieve that.”

-Marisa of Mother Nurture Postpartum

Thank you so much for stopping by! I’m Molly, owner of Molly Katherine Photographer, a Boston newborn photographer specializing in young and growing families. I hope you enjoyed my “Postpartum Doulas in Boston | What You Need to Know” feature highlighting Marisa, certified postpartum doula and owner of Mother Nurture Postpartum.

Molly Katherine is a newborn photographer serving families in Boston and MetroWest MA. She specializes in a maternity, newborn and family photography experience that is relaxed and stress-free. With a curated wardrobe, light-filled studio space and custom heirloom artwork design, Molly is passionate about serving her clients well every step of the way.

If you are drawn to soft, simplistic images filled with connection and are searching for a Boston newborn + family photographer, we may be a great fit. You can browse my portfolio and learn more about custom portrait sessions with Molly Katherine Photography here.

If you would like to reserve your 2023 maternity, newborn or family photos, in my MetroWest studio or outdoors, I would love to hear from you- let’s connect. Not quite ready, but would like to keep me in mind for the future? Just here for the mom content? I love that! Follow along on Instagram and let’s be friends!

Molly serves Greater Boston, Middlesex and Worcester counties including: Brookline | Belmont | Natick | Weston | Wellesley | Sherborn | Hopkinton | Westborough | Grafton and beyond

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I'm so happy you're here! I'm a mom of two (identical twin boys!) and have been married to my husband for 5 years. I believe iced coffee should be enjoyed year-round and I will die *well-caffeinated* on this hill.

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