153: Demystify the Role of a Postpartum Doula with Gigi Vincent

Gigi Vincent is a postpartum doula and host of the Ready for Baby podcast; she is committed to shifting the disparity between the amount of focus most families place on birth versus preparing for the fourth trimester. A strong advocate of preparing for postpartum by investing in maternal support instead of fancy baby equipment, Gigi empowers families to focus on resting and bonding instead of researching or stressing. Knowing there isn’t one right way to have and raise a tiny human, Gigi works with parents as they find their way to thrive in the fourth trimester and beyond.

In this episode, you will learn:
  • What a postpartum doula is and what they do
  • Abhyanga massage
  • Belly Binding
  • How to find a local midwife or postpartum doula
  • Dona International Directory
  • Birth Advocacy Directory
  • Less baby registry items & more services
  • Using herbs and oil for warmth in the fourth trimester
  • Thoughts on “spoiling a newborn”
  • Asking for what we need

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