an essential condition of body and mind that typically occurs for several hours every night, in which the body is inactive and relaxed, the eyes closed.
Sleep like a baby!
During pregnancy you will hear over and over again how sleep deprived you will be once your baby arrives. However, you will never fully understand that comment until you are living it!
We can help!
Sleep is a very important part of recovery and mental health following childbirth and into the 4th trimester. Our overnight doulas are trained to step in and assist during the night so the new parents can get some much needed rest. Newborns will feed every 2-3 hours throughout the day and at night. Once you add in a diaper change, a little burping and a some soothing techniques, you're looking at some serious lack of sleep! Most parents are not prepared for the actual sleep deprivation! This can go on for weeks or even months and we want you to feel rested, supported and confident in your new role as parents, having good sleep will help with that.
Having an overnight doula looks different for each family. Some have us over the first week or two, some have us over for months, some have us one night a week and some have us multiple nights a week. The options are endless and you can decide what works for you family.
Overnight doula shifts are typically scheduled from 10:00pm-6:00am but can be adjusted.
Some overnight duties can include:
Extra set of hands
Childbirth recovery support
Light snacks for mom
Washing bottles and/or pump parts
Help create a routine and healthy sleep habits
Assist with multiples
Be there during those tough nighttime hours!
Get in touch with us so you can get some real sleep and feel like your old self again!
Fee: $35 per hour with an 8 hour minimum for overnight