night doula/ nurse is not a registered nurse, but is an extensively experienced individual proficient in all aspects of newborn baby care. She comes to your home during the critical first months of your baby’s life, and the mom’s post-delivery recovery period. She provides professional assistance with gentleness, skill, and the expertise to assure a good transition for you, your family, and your newborn.
She will assist you with all aspects of newborn care including feeding, changing, bathing, infant laundry, sterilizing bottles and helping the parents catch up on much needed rest.
Doulas/nurses who work night shifts typically stay in the baby’s room and manage their care while you get well deserved sleep. When the baby(ies) wakes up, the doula feeds by bottle or brings the baby(ies) to mom for nursing. A daytime postpartum doula provides similar care and also strives to create a nurturing, stimulating environment for your baby(ies) during waking hours. Both day and night, the doula will document your baby’s patterns and keep a log of the sleeping, feeding and changing times. Typically one of their key objectives is to help transition the baby(ies) to a regular feeding and sleeping schedule.
What new mom couldn’t use a little more sleep, especially with twins? During the night I am present to support you by allowing you to get your well deserved rest, with the assurance that your little one(s) is well cared for.
As a new parent there is nothing more challenging than sleep deprivation. Experience the sensation of sleep with me on board. Cost of a good nights' sleep? $PRICELESS$
My desire is to provide flexibility that suits the specific needs of each family; therefore I am available to work as many as seven nights per week, with shifts from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. or 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
The average salary range for a night doula is $25 - $35 per hour; and the fees for my services are well within that range. Also, I am on call two weeks prior to your due date (that would be two weeks prior to your 38th week if you are having twins).
I'm an expert in the care of twins/multiples