There is nothing more overwhelming about bringing a child into the world than thinking about how it might impact your other children. For many families approaching their due dates, this concern prompts a call to the sibling doulas at Utah Valley Doulas.
One of the most common concerns we hear from parents who are expecting a new sibling for their children is who will care for those children during the time of the birth. Some expectant parents are fortunate to have friends and family nearby to help care for the children, but if that isn’t an option or if your loved ones might not be available when the birth occurs, we have the solution: sibling doulas.
The sibling doula package includes one prenatal visit during which your children will have the chance to meet and become comfortable with the doula. Your sibling doula will then be on call for your birth and arrive at your home upon your request to maintain consistency and calm any worry your children may have while you confidently give birth to your family’s newest addition. She will remain with your children until your additional childcare is able to arrive or until you return home after the birth, if needed.
Sibling doulas are also wonderful in helping your children to be as involved in your birth as you would like them to be, specifically in home births, while also making sure that their needs are being met. A sibling doula would make a wonderful addition to your birth team as a way to ensure that your other children have someone who is 100% focused on them.
All of the sibling doulas at Utah Valley Doulas are also certified birth and/or postpartum doulas, as well as CPR and First Aid certified. They are well-equipped to provide excellent care to your children while you focus on welcoming their sibling into the world.