Infants need to eat every two to three hours, around the clock!  Nights can be the most challenging time for new parents.  They are exhausted and still need to take care of an infant who needs love, feeding, burping, diaper changes, and sometimes just to be held or rocked at all hours of the night.  This is where an overnight doula can really come in handy.   I am here to help you, whether you plan to breastfeed every time your baby wakes up, pump and bottle feed, and /or use supplemental feeding, co-sleep in the same bed, or put your baby down in the nursery. I am fully available to provide assistance in making night time wakings go smoothly for you.

 

Night time doula support can be especially important for those who are at a higher risk for postpartum depression, for families with multiples, or with a special needs baby.  

Nights are scheduled for an 8 or 10 hour shift, and contracts run from one week to a few months, depending on the needs of your family.

 

We were referred to Jackie when our son was three weeks old. At that time, we had been sleeping very little and were quite frazzled and were just hoping to have a night nurse watch our baby so we could get some sleep. With Jackie we received so much more. She is highly qualified, professional, knowledgeable and experienced doula, with great understanding of newborns and their needs and development. In addition, what is probably most important, Jackie is loving and kind - she simply adores our son and he adores her...
— Ann Rosen Napa, CA