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Help Is On The Way: Older Moms, Post Partum Blues, And Alternative Birthing Options Spike
For Your Birth, Provides Services for Families, from Doulas, Childbirth Education to Breastfeeding and Mommy Care
For Your Birth, located in Manhattan, with a dedicated team provides labor support for all births and all people. Naima Beckles is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, DONA certified birth doula, lactation counselor, and mother to two boys. She was drawn to the field of childbirth after being cared for by amazing perinatal health professionals - a community that she hardly knew existed before giving birth for the first time in 2008. Before entering the field of childbirth, Naima was a secondary classroom teacher for ten years. "The journey of conception to bringing your baby home ought to feel well supported for moms. We all need professionals who'll look after us. Ideally, some of that care will happen in our homes and when we're feeling most frayed. As moms become older, health complications rise, coupled with increase C-section deliveries, there is a need for what I call mommy care aka post-partum doula support. At, For Your Birth, we are witnessing a demand for our post-partum doula service. Many moms are in survival mode once the baby is born. That is unacceptable. We provide a menu for moms to breathe and enjoy the miracle of life while reveling in their worth and beauty. A postpartum doula focuses on mothers," cries Beckles. In Greek, the word doula literally means women's servant. Birth doulas continuously support women, and, increasingly, people of any gender who are having children. Many celebrities like Alicia Keys, Nicole Kidman, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Kelly Rowland, Erykah Badu and Kelly Ripa utilized the services of doulas to assist with labor, delivery and providing an alternative option for mental health, guidance and keeping stress at bay.
Naima Beckles Tips on the importance of hiring a Post-Partum Doula:
• Judgement free zone: Post-partum doulas are nonjudgmental, objective with experience once the mother has the baby. Someone to talk with and process what is happening with their bodies.
• Mommy care first and always: Hands-on support, while the mom takes a shower, cries and have a moment to be. The mom is the focal point of care and service for the doula.
• Truth check: The family may not be able to spend time with the new mother and there are situations when the family may be a source of stress.
• Mind check: Self-administered, post-partum depression questionnaire provided for all our mothers.
• Investment: Nominal cost to families to thrive and savor the important moments of love, life and bliss.
"The mission at For Your Birth is to lovingly educate families and mothers about the journey and stages of childbirth, pre, and post. The real work begins once the baby is delivered and mothers are in a fragile state mentally, spiritually and physically. Everyone needs support. Thankfully, our relationship with the Harlem Business Alliance, has provided enormous marketing support with their pilot program, The Lillian Project," states Naima.
To learn more about For Your Birth, visit their website, www.foryourbirth.com. To schedule an interview, contact Karen Taylor Bass, TaylorMade Media, 917-509-3061.
Karen Taylor Bass