Are doulas only for first-time parents?
No way! Doulas are not only for first-time parents.
There are many different reasons why expectant parents might choose to hire a birth doula or postpartum doula, even if they already have children. Perhaps they had a doula during a previous experience and want to have the same level of support again. Or maybe it’s the opposite, where they didn’t have the support that they would have liked and want to do things differently this time.
Pregnancies, births, postpartum recoveries, and newborn phases can differ greatly — even for the same birthing person! — so having doula support each time can help parents navigate this newest chapter in their lives with confidence.