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 a minimum 8 hour shift, up to four nights a week and contracts run from one week to a few months, depending on the needs of your family. Rates vary between $35 - $50 per hour depending on location and number of babies.
I offer a limited amount of daytime consultations per month. The consults cover topics such as sleep rhythms, preparing for multiples, nursery prep & gear guide, or sometimes its just receiving support on a short term basis. Whatever the need is, I'd love to talk about how I can best support you and your family.
nursery set up
bottle feeding support
light household organization
rest for new parents
baby wearing introduction
infant sleep rhythms