A postpartum doula helps with tips and tools for managing your new life with baby. She will help you filter through some of the opinions, advice and information you've come across; sharing some of her best resources and trade secrets. She will also help with light housekeeping, as well as demonstrate how to balance the household duties with baby duties. She will help you create routines for days, nights and sleep, along with getting things done and getting out of the house together and on time.
Ultimately, a doula helps you transition into a new lifestyle with a baby or with adding another baby to the home. She helps you to gain confidence in your ability to mother your baby by providing emotional, physical and informational support.
A nanny’s primary responsibility is childcare. She is someone who is knowledgeable about babies and children after most of the above has been figured out. They help parents get a break and get time for themselves away from the kids, in order that parents can focus on and get more of their other things done; whether it is errands or their careers.