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As defined in the wikipedia entry for Doula: "Postpartum doulas are trained to offer families evidence-based information and support on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from childbirth, infant soothing and coping skills for new parents. They may also help with light housework, fix a meal and help incorporate the older child into this new experience."

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GreenDot  Dona.org: Postpartum Doula Position Paper Find out more about how a postpartum doula can help you as you start your role as a new mother.  While this paper does not explicitly mention c-section recovery, it is clear that a mother recovering from a c-section can only benefit from more of this sort of support.

 Dona.org: Finding a Postpartum Doula As stated on their website: "Postpartum doula training emphasizes the normal course of the postpartum period, and includes emotional and physical comfort measures.  Doulas are professionals at offering reassurance, information, and assistance with new mother and newborn care, breastfeeding support and light housekeeping." This site is a good starting point for finding a postpartum doula to come help you in your home as you recover after your c-section.

GreenDot CAPPA: Member Directory CAPPA stands for Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association. This link takes you to their page for locating professionals in your area. There is an option in the 'Services' list to select 'Postpartum Doula'.

GreenDot Life Passages Links to Birth Attendants Life Passages Links to Birth Attendants of all kinds in Canada and in United States and other countries. Upcoming events, and products associated with childbirth - Doulas, midwives, childbirth educators, counselors, labour coaches, photographers, artists, massages therapists, hypnotherapists, chiropractors, reflexologists, and other helpers and organizations, up-coming events and ads for related products.

BirthPartners The BirthPartners.com home page asks you select your location. When you click on the 'search' button you will be given a list of service providers. Click on 'Postpartum Doulas' on the left sidebar to show only postpartum douls near you. The page carefully notes in the fine print that these are paid listings and appearance on this list does not constitute any endorsement of the service provider by BirthPartners.

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