A Postpartum Doula supports mom and baby after birth. This comes with many rewarding duties. Mom will have a lot going on, a doula is there to help clear her mind with all possible options. A Doula will support mom with breastfeeding, bonding, sleep schedules, sibling bonding, mom and baby chores, and overall emotional and physical support.
Night and Daytime Support
This can include daytime and night time support. Helping mom rest, answer questions she may be having, and educating her on her options with no judgement. Daytime duties can include letting mom rest, light household chores, making food, baby laundry, caring for newborn, and breastfeeding support. Night time duties can include caring for newborn while mom sleeps, washing bottle/breast pump equipment, changing diapers, settling baby back to sleep, and snuggles.
This role as a postpartum doula does not include medical advice, driving mom or baby, and babysitting.
If your doula suspects postpartum depression or a physical abuse situation, her role is to get the mom and or baby the support they need with no judgement. After birth, hormones can be elevated and emotions run high. Your doula will support you through this time and help with solutions, offer support groups, or gather family support for you when needed.
Your Doula quickly becomes a family friend. Each doula comes with different and unique education and skills. This can range from essential oils, sleep training help, grief counseling, to postpartum depression expertise.
Love your Doula
Interviewing your Doula ahead of time to find the perfect match for your family is recommended. Its important for your personalities to mesh well. This woman will be with your family in a very vulnerable state. You should feel comfort having he or she with you, and trusting what she says to make your transition with your new baby as easy as possible. Your doula will be available via text/phone, email and in person. It is important for your doula to be professional, knowledgeable, kind and understanding. Your doula should feel like your trusted right hand.
How long does a Doula stay with a family?
Your postpartum doula is usually involved within the first 3 months of your child’s life. They can support you for a few weeks up to a few months. Doula’s support your family in many different ways, and it can be catered individually to your families needs and their expertise. We do most anything baby and mommy related.
Finding the perfect Doula for your family
When looking for your perfect doula. Do your research, feel comfortable, ask questions, and make sure you have your postpartum plan clear with your providing doula. This process will be rewarding, caring and helpful as you transition with your new baby. They will care for you, for newborn and your family every step of the way.
Family is not located in the same state
Doulas fill the gap of missing family support. We once had a village of woman by our sides helping raise and tend to the mother and newborn. Times have changed. We no longer have the support close by. Families surrounding us have their own families, busy lives, and work, or may not live in town. Let your Doula be your village, and help make this an amazing experience with your new baby.
Wishing you a positive, uplifting, and an organic experience with your doula.
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Night Owl Nanny Care
You Need A Doula; Here’s Why
Being a new mom comes with a few difficulties, it’s even harder when you already have kids, and you just had a new baby. No matter how much practice you have had with the ‘mom thing’, you cannot cheat nature, you will eventually get tired. You have to wake up in the morning to make sure the other kids are prepped and ready to go to school, you also have to make sure that they do their homework when they get back home. Oh! There is laundry. And just in case you think you have all of the above covered, there is also the part of having all your kids talk to you at the same time, and you have to be actively involved in this conversation because you are ‘mom’.
When you look at all of these, the idea of having yet another kid might begin to sound scary, and this is why you need a Doula. Someone who will take care of your baby when you have to tend to the rest of the children, and even when you are asleep.
Here are a few reasons why you need a Doula.
Its exhausting when your newborn needs to be fed every 2-3 hours. But you have to get up anyway, whether you feel like it, or not. This is where a Doula comes in, you need all the rest you can get if you are going to resume mom duties with the rest of your children by morning. The Doula tends to your baby, while you sleep, this way, you can wake up very early, ready and agile enough to start your activities for the day.
You need your head in the right place:
When you have to tend to the baby and the rest of the kids all by yourself, your mind is often all over the place. You are listening to Brian chatter about a new teacher at school, you are helping Natasha with her homework, and then the baby starts crying; you immediately run from them to go check why the baby is crying, and then you run back to continue from where you stopped. This will distort your thought process and coupled with the sleepless nights, you just might end up with a bad headache eventually.
At Night Owl Nanny Care, we provide overnight care for your baby. While you grab that beauty sleep and allow your mind and body to rest, we do the job of staying awake and making sure your baby is well tended to. Thus giving you the chance to wake up strong, agile and ready for the day.
We understand how hard it is for you to juggle ‘mom’ duties and ‘new mom’ duties at the same time, so we help with the ‘new mom’ duties, which includes all the activities concerning the newborn.
If you need a nanny or a Doula to take care of your newborn while you catch a much needed snooze, we have got the right nannies to handle the night mom duties in more ways than one.
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Caring for baby
Your night nanny will feed, burp, and snuggle baby back to sleep. They will tend to your babies cries. Your night nurse will change diapers and take out dirty diaper pales. Rock, swaddle and assist you with any extra hands you may need overnight.
Night Nanny chores
A night nanny will do anything baby and mommy related. Baby laundry, cleaning and sterilizing bottles/pump equipment, and tidy nursery. Restock the nursery and changing station. Night nannies will get you water, tea, or snack while you breastfeed or pump. If you have a special request, just talk to your doula or newborn care specialist about your overnight needs.
Your night nurse also sleeps. If baby is cared for, chores are complete, your doula or NBCS will rest while baby is resting. Studies show resting while baby rest not only helps baby sleep better, but also helps your night nanny to perform and exceed at their nightly duties.
Let us help you find the perfect Night Nanny for your family. We have a great team of Doulas and Newborn Care Specialist. Everyone is a Sleep Trainer with years of experience.
Exhaustion setting in
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.
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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.
Support at Night
A Doula will come to your home and help you feel supported through the night. We can give you the confidence and the tricks to help you and your baby sleep more at night. Just need 3 nights of support and education to do it on your own? Not a problem. We know its scary coming home with your baby. Let us give you the tools to make this an easy, and pleasant transition.
What if I decide I need more sleep after my training?
Simply let us know. We will have a Night Doula stay with your newborn while you get some much needed rest. We book out in advance so please be patient if it takes another doula or some time to get you back on the schedule.
What do I need to know about having a Night Doula?
We are here to help. Emotions are high after birth. Your Doula becomes your confidant. They know the postpartum process and they are highly educated in everything ‘Mom and Baby’ related. Not sure if its in their scope to help with something, just ask them. We get lots of questions and if we don’t have the answer, we will give you the resource that will.
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