Naomi the Postpartum Doula?
Naomi is one grateful gal that you are here, reading this!
First off, Naomi acknowledges that she is a white cisgender settler, working in and calling home the City of Hamilton, which is situated upon the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas. She acknowledges her unearned privilege as a white person earning a living on borrowed land. She is on the lifelong journey of pursuing kindness and human equity: challenging biases; learning and unlearning; seeking to amplify the representation, voices, and experiences of all who have been marginalized.
Naomi is a creative soul. She loves the uniqueness that can be found in everybody’s postpartum journey, and the flourishing that can happen with great support.
Naomi started her birthwork journey as a student midwife for 3 years. In that time, she learned and grew so much, and absolutely loved serving a vast diversity of clients in her junior placement in an urban clinic. Despite the love for the midwifery profession, she decided to follow her heart and the calling that emerged from this placement that more postpartum support was needed in society, and that she was needed for it. She then stepped away from midwifery and took her first Doula courses, then focused on becoming a Postpartum Doula. She is so grateful for the courage that it took to change path, because she adores this profession. She completed her certification of Postpartum and Infant Care Doula by ProDoula in May 2020.
She works for The Postpartum Nest (that she proudly founded in May 2020) as well as for Hamilton Family Doulas as part of their team since January 2019.
She is a family woman, with an adoring spouse and a fun-loving 9-month old babe at the time of writing. She loves to craft, bake and cake decorate, stay healthy (despite the sweet tooth), read/listen to books, and enjoy time outdoors (specifically in warm weather). She also loves the use of parentheses (can you tell?)
She very much looks forward to serving you and your family.
What Can You Expect?
Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Support
The Postpartum Nest’s main mission is to help everyone have the supported, transformative postpartum period that they deserve.
They are at your side, helping you find your way, cheering you on, and helping you find solutions to issues that arise. With each birth comes a slew of decisions and responsibilities! Let them help lighten the load, so that you can affirm your confidence.
As a Postpartum & Infant Care Doula, some of the things Naomi can help with in a shift are:
– Breastfeeding and pumping support *please note, she is not a certified Lactation Consultant, but can refer you should you desire additional support
– Bottle, cup, tube feeding and prep
– Laundry; changing of bed linens
– Light household chores & cleaning
– Light nutritious meal prep
– Holding/wearing your baby while you nap, shower, eat, etc.
– Learning babywearing
– Baby’s bathtime
– Supporting other children and family members
– Grocery and other quick errands
– Access to the lending library
– Facilitating comfort measures, rest & recovery
…and more! It’s her job to tailor services to your family’s needs and desires.
From a distance, she can:
– Support you emotionally and mentally; be a listening ear
– Help you solve problems that arise and troubleshoot
– Provide you with resources & evidence-based information
– Support your decisions
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Imagine: You're in a pitch black room, and you know there is a door somewhere in that room. That door symbolizes sanity and wellness post-birth. Eventually, by feeling around, you will find the door-- despite obstacles along the way. I believe in you. But imagine how much easier it would be to find the door if there was a little candle by the door, guiding you and making you feel a little less lost and disoriented, and more confident.