Calling all doulas, midwives, preggos or friends of preggos: THIS ONES FOR YOU! Created by Motherlift’s very own Doula, Helpful to be Helpful is a fill-in-the-blank guide to assist women during the postpartum phase. When a new mommy fills out this guide, her loved ones will finally know that answer to the age-old question, “How can I help?”
During postpartum with her clients, the biggest grievance our Doula Macy faced was when well-intentioned support systems ended up causing new mommies and daddies more harm than good. These minor infractions left new parents feeling taxed by having to direct their people to do things that were actually helpful or deal with unnecessary conflict during an already overwhelming period of life.
We made this guide to help alleviate the burden. Oftentimes, support people are happy to jump in, but need clear guidelines on how best to support you.
This guide is specific, it is intentional, and exhaustive. It covers newborn care, mommy care, plant care, pet care, diet, household chores, other kids in the house, and all the necessary contacts.
Also, this guide was BEAUTIFULLY updated in design recently thanks to our very own resident designer and eldest sister, Meg, with @wizardlyteam.
Doulas, this is an incredible resource for your clients.
Parents-to-be, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
Friends- this is a perfect addition to any baby shower gift.
Acquaintances- This is the gift that truly keeps on giving.