New moms need support. They will benefit from meeting other new moms and experiencing and observing life with a newborn. The first few days postpartum, particularly for the first-time-mom, can be isolating and lonely. The emotional strain of this can be lessened in many ways.
The first is by better understanding what to expect prior to delivery. When an expectant mom visits with a new mom, gets to hold a newborn, watches a mom breastfeed and change diapers, she gets a fuller picture of what her postpartum period will look like.
The second is by receiving household and other postpartum help. Some new moms don't have family close by, or the financial resources to hire postpartum help. By having expectant moms providing the hours of support, new moms can receive help with laundry, dishes, cooking, childcare, or any other reasonable and expected task at no cost.
The third is by building a support network of other local moms in the same phase of parenthood. By volunteering and meeting other volunteers, new moms have a chance to make mom friends, to create their village.
Each mom who wishes to participate will receive very basic training (in the form of an easy-to-complete online lesson or by reviewing printed materials.) This educational component will aid in their ability to provide postpartum help, but also provide knowledge about what to expect in their own postpartum experience.