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I'm speaking to a hospital-sponsored breastfeeding support group about PPDs tomorrow, and would love any fun ideas! One thing I'm thinking of is passing around the PPD's Bag of Tricks, and having attendees pull out items that represent various functions and benefits of postpartum doula care (i.e. a scrubby for light housecleaning, a sleep mask for naps, a baby book for infant care info, a coffee mug for companionship, that kind of thing). I'll have a white board and easel as well.
 
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Sorry you didn't get any responses on this one.  Honestly I can't think of anything other then maybe bringing along slings and wraps and modeling how they are used - also maybe letting them try them on and play around with your slings/wraps.  Modeling goes a long way to opening up to new ideas.  

 

Also maybe sharing what postpartum doulas do and don't do (like making sure they understand that doulas aren't babysitters or housekeepers - I often get that one and it is frustrating that they don't get the role of a doula is to mother the mother).  


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This is done all the time at presentations... have everyone stand up and give  a quick back massage to the person on their right... it lifts everyone's mood and shows how the simpliest thiung, the power of touch can transform the way a person or a whole group feels...a small example of the comforting presence of a doula.


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