Mothering the mother, Postpartum Doulas provide knowledgeable, nurturing care for the postpartum woman and her newborn. They may instruct on baby care and breastfeeding, cook nutritious meals and run light errands. Certification is through the National Association of Postpartum Care Services. (NAPCS) and The Childbirth and Postpartum Professonial Association (CAPPA), among others. Studies by Kennel & Klaus showed that doula care improved breastfeeding success, decreased postpartum depression, increased maternal satisfaction and promoted better mother-infant interaction ( Complied from Mothering the Mother, by MH Klaus, JH Kennell and PH Klaus, Addison- Wesley Publishing Company, 1993).
Also listed on this page are postpartum psychological support providers.
For More information on Postpartum Doulas:
Go to: National Association Postpartum Care Services
Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association
For Breastfeeding Support, Go To:
La Leche League
The Breastfeeding Taskforce of Los Angeles County
If you are a Postpartum Care Provider, and wish to be listed on this page, please e-mail:
This directory lists selected postpartum care providers who support the ideals of natural childbirth and attachment parenting. If you are a postpartum care provider and wish to be listed here, please E-mail .