The postpartum/postnatal period (first 6-8 weeks after birth) is a time of dramatic changes for both the mother and her baby. Many parents experience physical, mental, and emotional changes during this period, as they did throughout their pregnancy. For most parents, it is a time of joy as they experience the miracle of welcoming a new baby into the home. At times, the birthing and postpartum period can also be challenging. Physical recovery, adjustment to feeding a newborn, sleeping difficulties, mood changes, and more can all impact the overall wellness of the mother and newborn.
To help minimize postpartum adjustment difficulties, UJA, together with the Suffolk Y JCC, have launched SWADDLE:
a new initiative connecting parents with pre-birth and postpartum doulas who provide education and support for
the physical and emotional challenges of new parenthood.