You have a few options when breastfeeding and having a night nanny. Your Night Nanny will bring in your baby when its time to feed, or have you come to the nursery to breastfeed. Ever family has a different plan that works for them. We cater to your needs. Our main goal during that time is to get you your much needed rest and care for your baby.
What does my Night Nanny do while I breastfeed?
Your night nanny can fix you a snack, make you tea, fill your water, support with breastfeeding, finish baby laundry. They can chat or be quiet. You and your Doula or Newborn Care Specialist will become very close and establish a routine that gets you back to sleep quickly.
Can I pump?
Of course. We will have clean and sterilized pump equipment outside your door. When you have finished pumping, place it outside the door. Your Night Nanny will feed baby or place it in your fridge. They will clean pump equipment, and have it outside your door for the next pump.
For most parents, the birth of their new baby is one of the happiest days of their lives – but unfortunately, it’s rarely the end of the changes and discomforts that can come with pregnancy. As mom recovers from labor and delivery and dad adjusts to life with an extra (an extra needy!) little person to think about, it’s not uncommon for sleep deprivation and total exhaustion to set in – and that can be dangerous for your health and your baby’s health.
Studies have found that the symptoms of post-partum depression worsen in mothers when their quality of sleep declines. Mothers suffering from PPD take longer to fall asleep, and sleep for shorter periods. Causing the worse- poor sleep quality, and leading to depression.
This is bad news for both mother and baby because post-partum depression can seriously affect the quality of the relationship between a mother and her newborn, making it harder for them to bond and form a secure attachment. If PPD is not caught and treated early, this can damage the emotional, cognitive, motor and behavioral development of your growing baby.
Research also suggests that sleep deprivation can reduce a breastfeeding mother’s milk supply, and cause memory lapses that make even the smallest of tasks – like changing a diaper – challenging for both mom and dad.
New parents often neglect their own needs, especially when it comes to sleep, but it doesn’t need to be this way. With the support of Night Owl Nanny Care, your night nanny located in Denver and Hawaii, can help with the baby and household chores. Everyone in the family will be getting more shut-eye – and you and your new baby will have the best chance of staying in excellent health.
If there’s one thing that’s almost as synonymous with new babies as excitement and joy, it’s sleep deprivation – it’s not uncommon for newborns to wake up needing a feed, diaper change, and cuddles every three hours or so during the night. After the marathon of pregnancy and labor, the first few weeks with a new baby at home can be exhausting and highly emotional for new mothers, and stressful for new dads.
Why Night Nannies are needed more
With more and more new families living away from traditional helpers like grandparents and extended family, a night nanny can help get your new family off to a healthy start. Our night nannies can support you with breastfeeding (or bottle feeding for you while you sleep through the night), changing diapers, swaddling and settling your baby. They will also quietly do essential chores around the house like washing, folding and putting away your infant’s laundry, washing and sterilizing bottles/pumping equipment, taking out smelly diaper pails, and even helping you with your baby’s first baths.
Calm Supportive Team
Whether this baby is your first or a new addition to an already busy family, you’ll appreciate the calm, supportive help of Night Owl Nanny Care. We have an amazing team of Doulas and Newborn Care Specialist located in Denver and Hawaii. Let us help you adjust to life with your newborn.
The only Night Nanny and Doula agency approved by the Better Business Bureau in Colorado. That means we are honest, high quality and provide reliable and genuine Night Nannies. Let us show you how amazing our team is. Usually booked months in advance, however we do our best to provide care for the families needing last minute help.
Why our team is needed in your home
What is most important to you? Your family. Your family trumps all else. So why would you settle on anything less than the best overnight care for them? You can count on us to show up, on time, with experience, care and knowledge. We stand behind our fancy team. They mean quality and business. Thats what we like about them the most.
How easy is booking one of our team members
Super easy. Fill out the parent application:Application
Call us with your $100 application fee 303-717-1841
We will send you resumes of available Night Nannies to start interviewing. You reach out to schedule your nights needed or interviews.
A contract will need to be signed and returned before your start date with your Doula or Newborn Care Specialist.
We offer posh Newborn Care Specialist and Doulas for all of your overnight needs. Your Night Nanny will drive to any part of Oahu to care for your families needs at night. Most importantly, this fabulous team is experienced, caring, and knowledgeable. Night Owl Nanny Care is new to the island after great success in Denver. The owner used to live on Oahu, it is still a second home for her. We bring you aloha care for your family. We offer Daytime Newborn Care Specialist and Doula’s. If you are located on The Big Island, Maui or Kauai, please be prepared to fly this elite team to your home. We offer in home care for your newborn while you sleep. Be assured your little one(s) will be in great hands.
Duties of an Island Night Nanny
Night Owl offers anything baby and mommy related. Diaper changes, feedings, snuggles, baby laundry, cleaning bottles and breast pump equipment. You will fall in love with these knowledgeable and sweet care givers. The island is full of traveling families, military families, and sleepy families, we are here to help everyone sleep. Once your baby meets certain growth markers (3 months of age, eating 24-32 ounces in the day, and weighing 10-12 pounds), we will start the sleep training process at no additional charge. 3-4 months pending gestational age, and your whole family will be sleeping through the night.
Sleep Trainers on the island
Night Nanny Oahu
In just 3 nights, our educated Sleep Trainers will have your infant or toddler sleeping through the night. 3 night success is for most infants and toddlers, every baby and toddler are different. Pending your families situation. We will get your baby sleeping, it just may take a day or two longer, please be patient with your little one.
Your Sleep Trainer will come to your home an hour before bedtime, go over the Sleep Training process, assess the nursery and bedtime routine, you can head to bed , while we work our magic. Our Sleep Training method is closest compared to the Ferber method. Sleep Training tips and tricks comes from 20 years in the business and hands on experience. Showcasing our experience, we Sleep Train infants and Toddlers worldwide. If in home training isn’t for you, check out our online course for parents or a Skype/Facetime Training.
Choose what agency you would like to book a Night Nanny with. Ask friends who have used Night Nanny services, look at reviews, call and chat with a few agencies. A lot of parents choose us for a couple reasons: We are prompt on responses and answering questions. Our team has been together for years, we won’t be sending you somebody new. Everyone is either a Newborn Care Specialist and or Doula. We stand behind everyone on our team. We know they will show up, on time and do a great job.
Once you’ve chosen an agency, you will need to fill out an application: Night Owl Application Most agencies have an application fee. Ours is a $100.Give us a call 303-717-1841 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org to give a payment. We will send you resumes of available Night Nannies to interview with. If you are starting the interview process after the baby is born, please expect to only have 1-2 Night Nannies to interview with. Good news is everyone on our team is fabulous, so you’ll most likely be satisfied with anyone you choose. After interviews you simple let us or your Night nanny know who you would like to book. You will schedule your nights with your Night Nanny.
Enjoy your Sleep
Your Night Nanny will take care of anything baby or mommy related. Bottles, breast pump equipment, diapers, baby laundry, snuggles, feedings and diaper pale tending. Start enjoying your sleep tonight.
Book your Night Nanny Today! Serving Denver and Hawaii.
We are happy to announce we have partnered with Kiersten a Postpartum Doula from Aloha Child Birth, on the island of Oahu. She has so Kindly offered our Momma’s an Ayurvedic meal when purchasing placenta encapsulation. Mention Night Owl sent you to redeem.
Why would I eat my Placenta?
Eating your placenta can raise your energy and breast milk quantity. They also say it can level off your hormones, lowering yourchances of postpartum depression and insomnia. The placenta has protein and fats. Information provided by google.
Placenta Encapsulation is a thousand-year-old practice often used in Chinese Medicine for postpartum women. The Placenta is a powerhouse full of Oxytocin that is key in helping to prevent “Baby Blue’s”. The Placenta also is RICH in Iron that the mother can easily absorb and it also contains the HPL hormone that helps mothers make breastmilk! It boosts the immune system, increases pain threshold, and is excellent at nourishing a depleted mother to increase her energy stores and fatigued adrenal glands! It really is a miracle Organ! <~ Informational stuff on Aloha Child Birth website.
There are many benefits stemming from eating your placenta: Vitamin E, Iron, Oxytocin, Prolactin, Hemoglobin, Cortisone, Plus so much more…
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Have you been to either places? They are both gorgeous and full of fabulous people. We are based in Denver and Honolulu, but travel worldwide. Our posh team is worth the money. Our owner is a native to Denver. She has had the pleasure of living in Hawaii. She frequents the islands yearly, and has noticed the need for the services to extend to The Islands. You will get the Aloha spirit whether you are booking for Denver, Hawaii, or Kansas. We have a friendly team starting from our office greetings.
We Bring our A Game
Sleep Training and Night Nannies are a necessity in most homes. Have you ever gone a night with out sleep, and then needed to perform at work all day? Its beyond exhausting. We have an experienced team that brings their A Game to every home. You won’t have to worry about about a thing. Our team has Newborn Care Specialist, Doula’s, special needs nannies, and night nannies. We have all been working together for years. We know and trust one another. Our exclusive team will show up on time, with a smile and let you get to snoozing with no worries.
Why are celebs choosing Night Owl?
Celebrities have access to the best of all words. Chefs, cars, dentist, and of course our services. If they are choosing us, you know we must be marvelous. Don’t take our word for it. Call to schedule interviews this week. We aren’t just an agency, we are an exceptional team of woman bringing your loved ones the best care possible. You won’t have to worry about your babies when we are caring for them. Book interviews today!
You care for baby, and help mom when she needs it. Most moms pump or feed in their room and we grab baby or bottles when they are done. We recently have had the pleasure of working with a momma that hangs out while we feed baby and she pumps. The struggles and misconstrued information she was given was a bit surprising to us. We felt her pain. As Doula’s and NBCS (Newborn Care Specialist) we are required to take a breast-feeding course. Now, this is different from a lactation class. We know the basics and continue our education with experience. I actually considered myself, pretty knowledgeable in the breastfeeding area, not an expert but I can usually help a mom one way or another.
I was unable to help this momma with my once useful tips and encouragement. She also had two lactation specialist, so I figured my 5 tips were not to be compared to these two raving reviewed experts. Still she was struggling. With everything against her to make it to a Momma ‘Hood breastfeeding class, she made it. She walked in to find 20 moms successfully breastfeeding. With tears in her eyes, she explained she might be in the wrong class. The very sweet and knowledgeable teacher Amanda, reassured her she was not. She welcomed her with open arms and had her stick around for another class and extra tips to make sure My Momma was taken care of.
Light at the end of the tunnel
My very sweet Momma was given lots of powerful advice and tips, explanations, and walked away with breastfeeding twice that day in The Momma ‘Hood. She has a new energy and positive outlook on the breastfeeding adventure. She was about to give up hope, but then she met Amanda. So Amanda, THANK YOU!Thank you for your knowledge, and support. You have helped a Mom and an Agency see the light at the end of the tunnel. We now know every lactation expert has a ton of information, sometimes you need to meet the expert with the right information for your individual needs. To all The Momma’s out there, you are doing amazing! Keep your head up, and if you’re struggling, chat with someone at Momma Hood. They are a great resource.
Thank you Momma ‘Hood for helping make life a bit easier when we go through birth, struggles and triumphs. You are an amazing community for families in the Denver Metro area.
Momma 'Hood 2901 Zuni St.Denver, Co 80211303-643-5662themommahood.com
A lot of attention is on Mom and Baby. Understandable. Dad’s participate as much as they can. They listen to all the details. They run home to help with house stuff or other children. Dad’s are great! They support Mom and baby with love and helpful tasks. Moms are overloaded with information and tips. Sometimes dad isn’t around hearing all this useful information.
Here comes Dad again helping with chores, cleaning, snuggles, meals, support and anything he knows he can help with. When it comes to alone time with the baby, sometimes they feel less prepared. Soothing, diapers, burps, swaddling, its all very foreign for some.
How can a Doula support the Dad as well?
Ask them. “Hey, do you have any questions?”. “Did you need any tips on baby related issues?”. Most likely that Dad is going to be thankful you asked. Babies are intimidating. Its a fragile human you are in charge of caring for. Dad’s ask for suggestions, or help. Its scary, its A LOT to learn. You will forever be learning. Let us help you. We are there to support Mom and Baby, but also the family as a whole. Soothing, rocking, diaper rash, ask us. We are happy to help! Dad’s ask your Doula today!
Interested in booking a Doula for your Family? Serving Denver Metro area and all Hawaiian islands.
In another state? No worries. We are flown around the world for our services.
The lovely locals of Hawaii have their family close by. Tradition and family is an important part of the Hawaiian culture. Which we can all relate to. Of course, we would love to all live in paradise and bring our mom, dads, siblings and friends with us. However, it is unrealistic and not everyone will get up and move to the most isolated place on earth.
Support in Hawaii
Raising a family in Hawaii is a dream of many. Only the brave and courageous will take the leap to move their family to the islands of opportunity. It takes a village to raise a child, right? Where is your village if your friends and family live on the mainland? We are right here. We offer Birth Doula’s, Postpartum Doula’s and Newborn Care Specialist for overnights. Let us be your village.
What support can we expect?
Your Night Nanny will come to your home for 8-12 hours at night. We will assist with breastfeeding, feeding baby, diaper changes, snuggles, cleaning bottles/breast equipment, settling baby back to sleep, and setting baby up for Sleep Success. We will help with anything Mom and Baby related.
Call to Book your Night Nanny! Now booking for mid November start.
The fabulous business owner from Krave and a brilliant aesthetic machine, miracle worker, have joined forces. Creating MED360. Ladies I cannot express enough astounding compliments to say about this duo. They are changing lives. Including my own.
They have the top of the line equipment located in Boulder, CO. This stuff WORKS! I wish these machines were available years ago. They have multiple machines that can rids scars, tighten skin, minimizes crows feet, vaginal rejuvenation (curing incontinence and tightening), jawline tightening and an exponential skin improvement as a whole. They REALLY care about your results.
What do they offer?
Med 360 is a learning clinic. Doctors and nurses fly from all over the world to learn from the accomplished bad ass named Trina (she’s the miracle worker I was talking about). She is the most knowledgeable technician you could be treated under. Holly’s intelligence and scholarly background has these two making a significant difference in the world. With the clinic being an Experiential Learning Center they are able to offer these sensational procedures at a reasonable price. Ladies and Gents, you will not be disappointed!
Offering: Scarlet RF, ADVATx, NeoGen, Geneveve, Salt Glow Facial, Exilis and more.
Don’t take my word for it, call to book an appointment today!
What will a Hawaii based Night Nanny or Sleep Trainer do?
Your Doula or Newborn Care Specialist will take care of anything baby and mommy related for overnight duties.
Night Nanny includes:
Cleaning Bottles/Breast pump equipment
Settling baby back to sleep
Sleep Training includes:
Assessment of current routine and nursery
Sleep Training education
3 nights in your home over night
30 days of unlimited support
Where will Hawaii based Night Nannies or Doulas travel to?
We are based on Oahu, we will travel the island at no additional charge. If you are located on neighboring islands, you will need to provide transportation and accommodations. If you have a guest room or guest house, that will suffice.
Chef Dennis Licata began cooking as a young child in an Italian family in New Jersey.During family gatherings I would be amongst the adults learning and participating in the meals.My first job was in a restaurant along the Jersey shore at the age of 17 learning the business from an entry level position serving 800-1200 guest a night.It was busy.
I studied cooking while abroad in Florence, Italy and received a degree in Culinary Arts from the inaugural class at Johnson & Wales in Denver.I have been cooking professionally and privately for over 25 years.My extensive experience and training are in Classic European, South Western and American cuisine.I also posses a vast knowledge with specific dietary specifications; such as Gluten Free, vegan, paleo, and many more.I can deliver a personalized menu based on what each individual family requires.
In your initial meeting, we discuss food preferences, flavor profiles, dietary restrictions and requirements, portion sizes and cost.I create an initial menu that meets your unique needs for your review and changes will be made if necessary.A schedule will be created to come to your home and prepare delicious and fresh homemade meals.We discuss different meal options as fresh prepared and/or freezer meals.These are all designed to meet your family’s personal needs.
I arrive will the necessary ingredients and equipment.You provide containers to store the food and he will prepare the meals, package the food with heating instructions and clean up.That simple!
What does that even mean? It means you (The parent) can sleep…when you have a newborn at home. I know, crazy, but brilliant! You can rest while one of our outstanding Doulas or Newborn Care Specialist care for your newborn. Your night nanny will take care of anything baby and mommy related. Baby laundry, cleaning bottles/breast pump equipment, changing diapers, snuggles, burps/spit ups and more.
What if I am Breastfeeding?
Not a problem. We will have your breast pump equipment outside your door, neatly and ready to be used. You simply. put it outside the door when you are done pumping. If you want to breastfeed in the middle of the night, we will bring baby in to you. You feed, once your done, we take baby and you go back to your much needed rest.
Why are Night Nannies trending?
It takes a village to raise a child, right? Well most of us don’t have our village close by anymore. We relocate for our careers, we have busy careers, our spouses travel for work, and or maybe your family and friends have relocated. We don’t have the newborn support we had 30 years ago. Its a way for you to rest and get some extra helping hands around the house while you recover.
What expect from a Night Owl Doula or NBCS…
Comfort, knowledge, love and support. Our team has been together for years. We can guarantee you, our team will show up and do a magnificent job. Our woman go through an extensive background check, reference check, training, and are all around just great people. We are so proud to offer these women to you and your newborn(s).
How to book—> Call or Email today! We book up quickly.
Being a night nanny for a celebrity comes with some other responsibilities. Our team is used to the cameras, dodging the paparazzi with your little one, and keeping them calm in the chaos of traveling. We specialize in high profile clients and are very discreet. We are the friend you need after birth, in a life that can be full of speculation.
Travel for Celebrities
As your Night Nanny we are their for the length of time you need us. If we need to head to Paris in two days last minute, we are willingly ready. We understand your busy schedule and high demand from others. We are there to keep you calm and care for your baby. The last thing you’ll have to worry about is your newborn or infant. Rest on the jet while we care for the baby.
Confidentiality for Night Nannies working with Celebrities
Our team has been working with celebrities and high profile clients since we opened. We will sign a confidentiality agreement and be your babies best bud while you sleep. If you need anything extra, we ask you add it into your agreement. We have you covered in anything mommy and baby related.
Why do Celebrities choose Night Owl?
Our Team has been together for 3 plus years. We stand behind everyone on our team. Our team consist of elite Doula’s and Newborn Care Specialist. Our girls are Top of the line Sleep Trainers around the world. Night Owls team is the best, we’ve actually been awarded, The Best. If Celebrities are choosing Night Owl and they have access to anyone, why wouldn’t you?
Book your your Doula or Newborn Care Specialist today!
We have 3 requirements when starting a sleep training. First, you need to be mentally prepared and ready to stick with a few simple adjustments. Mom, Dad, grandma, and nanny all need to be on board to have a successful training. Ready? Check that your baby meets these 3 requirements and lets start sleeping.
Your baby needs to weigh at least 10-12 pounds. We want to make sure they are healthy with weight gain to cut off night feedings.
24-32 ounces in a day is required to start the process. If they have one night feeding that equals 30 ounces total for their 24 hour period, then we can get started. We want to conclude baby is eating enough in the day to cut feedings at night.
Your baby needs to be at least 3 months old adjusted.
Does your baby meet these requirements? Call to get started. We Sleep Train worldwide.
Denver’s best Night Nannies have two availabilities. We book up quickly, call to schedule today!
Highly qualified. Everyone on our team is either a Newborn Care Specialist or Doula. 3 plus years of experience. We don’t have “tiers” of pricing, because everyone is in the same level of expertise. Denver’s professional athletes use our services, if they can book any agency, why are they picking our agency? We have the most elite team in Denver.
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Sleep Training simply means we educate the family and help the infant sleep through the night. We have different methods, nursery techniques, and bed time routine suggestions to make sleeping easier on everyone. Every training is specific to your families needs. We don’t train off one Sleep Training method. We specialize and cater to what your infant and family need.
Is there crying involved?
Babies cry, its 100% normal. Its their way of communicating. Does your training have to involve crying? No, not at all. We see quicker results with a little bit of crying, but we can train without any tears.
My baby doesn’t nap in the daytime, does my Sleep Trainer help with daytime naps?
Absolutely. Your daytime schedule is just as important as your night time schedule. We assess all aspects of routine, schedule, nursery and families wishes.
What can I expect when they come to my home?
They arrive one hour before bedtime. Meet baby, walk through the process, tweak accordingly, monitor bedtime routine, you go to bed and the magic begins. 3 nights is usually all we need.
We start with a nursery and bedtime assessment. We analyze the situation and adjust the routine and bedroom as needed. We go over the process, educate the parents, and confirm our Sleep Training strategy with the family.
How long does it take?
Most Sleep Training cases only take 3 quick nights. Every toddler is different, and every home has different night time issues. We cater each training to your child’s unique needs. Most families see success at 3 nights, but it may take a few more nights pending on your child’s night time struggles.
How soon can we start?
We can usually get you started within two weeks. Please be patient if it takes a bit longer. We are worth the wait. If you’d like to start booking your Sleep Trainer interviews, please fill out the Parent Application
We have a $100 application fee that locks in your spot and gets you next in line for our Sleep Training.
Denver’s top agency for Night Nanny care. Whether you need help at night with your newborn or a getaway with your spouse, we’ve got you covered. We specialize in overnight care for newborns (Doulas and Newborn Care Specialist), Sleep Training worldwide, and overnight care for the working or traveling parent.
A Night Nanny helps with anything baby or kiddo related. Baby laundry, cleaning up nursery/toy areas, cleaning bottles/breast pump equipment. Sleep Training infants and Toddlers. Being an extra pair of hands in the house at night.
Birth Doulas offer support and a plan for your birth. You will have a support system of knowledgeable Doulas. If plan A doesn’t go as plan, don’t worry you and your Doula will have Plan B and C to ease into.
Doula care in the day offers a variety of helpful tasks. Doulas provide Mother and Baby care. Breastfeeding support, newborn education, household assistance, and allows Mom and Baby to rest. Baby Laundry, cleaning bottles/breast pump equipment, and ensuring safe sleeping are all included.
Nigh time Doula
Overnight care with a Doula helps mom rest and gain the energy needed. We provide breastfeeding support, help baby settle back down after feedings and diaper changes. Your night Doula will help set baby up for Sleep Success so baby will transition easily when its time to sleep 10-12 hours a night. Baby Laundry, cleaning bottles/breast pump equipment, and ensuring safe sleeping.
Can I have a Night and Daytime Doula?
You can. We offer both services. If booked in advance, we can offer same Doula for Daytime and Overnight care. We book up quickly, so call today to interview your Doula professional.
We serve all of Colorado and Sleep Train World wide, however, Cherry Creek chooses us the most. Our superb Night Nannies and Sleep Trainers travel to cherry creek a couple times a week. We have served thousands of families. We offer The Best Night Nannies in Denver.
Why Night Owl
Our experts will help you feel at ease when you go to bed. These women have been on our team for years. They are caring, knowledgeable, and Denver’s Top Night Nannies. Cherry Creek has many agencies to choose from, and they choose Night Owl Nanny Care. We offer Birth Doulas, Lactation Specialist, Postpartum Doulas, Newborn Care Specialist, 24/7 care and Sleep Trainers.
Everyone has to be on board to have the training work quickly. Grandma, Nanny, Mom and Dad have to be consistent. Our team of fabulous Sleep Trainers have a 98% success rate in 3 nights. If your baby isn’t sleeping through the night, they will be very close. Sleep Training not only helps families sleep through the night, but it also helps nap times.
Why choose Night Owl
We stand behind our team proudly. Everyone on the team is either a Newborn Care Specialist or Doula. These are our careers that we take very seriously. 3 nights is usually all we need to get your infant or toddler sleeping through the night. Our team is very easy going, caring and knowledgeable. We are flown around the world for our Sleep Training. We work with professional athletes and celebrities. If they can choose any service in the world, and they choose us, why wouldn’t you?
How soon can we start
We currently have 2-3 weeks open, which is rare. We are normally booked out months in advance. We are waiting for our current clients to bring their little ones home from the hospital. Take advantage of this same week deal and book your Sleep Trainer today!
How to prepare your life and home for a new addition
A parent who has a disability may face unique challenges in conception, pregnancy, birth, and child care. Do not let these challenges get in your way of experiencing the joy of parenting. Taking the necessary measures to prepare will set you up on the right path.
Preparing for conception
While many people with disabilities can conceive naturally, certain types of medication used for treating and managing disabilities might cause infertility. However, all hope of having a child is not lost. There are options available for parents-to-be who want to have biological children, such as in vitro fertilization.
Once you are ready to conceive, schedule an appointment with an obstetrician and your disability specialist. Although your disability specialist may not know a lot about conception, he/she is well-versed with your condition and its limitations. The specialist will be able to offer great advice on managing your disability while pregnant.
Your obstetrician will walk with you through conception, pregnancy and childbirth. Also, you may want to see a genetics specialist to determine whether there is a probability of your condition being passed down to your child.
Pregnancy and childbirth
Pregnancy comes with discomforts such as nausea, fatigue and back pain, among others. Depending on your disability, these symptoms may be heightened. You will require regular medical attention to monitor progress and mitigate any difficulties early on. Go to a hospital with specialized facilities and personnel to cater to people with disabilities.
Although most deliveries among disabled women are through C-section, some women have successful vaginal births. There have been a few cases of home deliveries too. Talk to your obstetrician to determine your most suitable delivery method.
Plan your finances
Since fertility treatment is usually expensive, and many insurance plans do not cover it for people with a disability, it is important you start saving for it early. Look for financial support in clinics and charitable organizations that help people with disabilities. Negotiate with your insurer to see whether they can cover some costs. Some people have raised money for their fertility treatment through a GoFundMe or Kickstarter campaign.
Furthermore, pregnancy, birth and childcare will come with extra costs. Create a budget for your anticipated expenditure and start saving up. If you are eligible for Social Security disability benefits, your child will also be entitled to up to half the amount that you are eligible for. Your spouse will also qualify for Social Security benefits if they are caring for your child.
Prepare your home
Make modifications to help you operate more efficiently. If your mobility is limited, consider lowering the kitchen counters, widening doorways, installing handrails and replacing stairs with ramps. Reposition light switches to an easily-accessible location.
Create a safe space for your child. Install padding on sharp furniture corners. Cover electrical sockets. Keep toxic items in top cabinets where your child cannot reach them. Install gates and fences to keep your child out of specific areas in the house.
Invest in adapted child care products. A parent in a wheelchair will find a side-opening baby crib more convenient. A sling harness will keep your baby close to you. Replace your regular bed with an adjustable profiling bed. A wearable babble band is useful to a parent with a hearing disability, as it vibrates or lights up when your child makes noise. Magnification aids and talking clocks come in handy if you have a visual impairment.
Take care of yourself
While you’re caring for your child, don’t forget to take care of yourself as well. Self-care activities, like eating a nutritious diet, getting exercise, and maintaining a healthy sleep schedule will not only keep you feeling your best, but will also give you the energy you’ll need to keep up with your little one as he or she grows.
Today, there are numerous resources, support systems and information to help all of us be the best parents we can be. Above all, try not to worry too much, and enjoy your new journey. Many parents with disabilities have come before you and done an excellent job. You will be a great parent.
Night Owl Can help with your transition home
We offer Night Nannies to help mom at night or to simply let you rest, while we care for the newborn. We are flown around the world for our services. Whether its overnight care, or Sleep Training, we have you covered.