Overnight Newborn Care and Postpartum Doula

Night nanny - overnight postpartum doula

Being a mother of three myself, I know from many years of personal and professional experience that the evening and overnight hours can be quite challenging with a newborn baby (or babies). Especially while recovering from the birth process.

In reality - new parents need sleep! Overnight postpartum support can decrease the negative effects of new parent sleep deprivation. Recover from birth, and rest easy knowing that your family is in good hands. ~ Nicole has over 15 years of experience caring for newborns.

What does a doula do? We make sure things are running smoothly. Overnight postpartum care can make your nightly routine a more pleasurable one! Together, we will come up with a sleeping/feeding arrangement that works for the entire family. This will lead to a more gentle transition period for all involved. The presence of a night doula can provide a nurturing atmosphere in which everyone can gently and confidently integrate into the new family dynamic. Establish a rhythm that sets your family up for long-term stability.


~If you choose to bottle-feed, I would assume all responsibility for nightly infant care and feeding, if preferable.      ~If you’re breastfeeding - you can sleep in whatever arrangement you prefer, and have baby brought to you for nursing sessions throughout the night.      ~In the case of combination feeding, I would support you by helping you create a plan for alternating feeds. This includes feeding either pumped milk or formula, proper breastmilk storage and cleaning/sterilization of bottles and pump parts so they are ready for your use.

~If you choose to bottle-feed, I would assume all responsibility for nightly infant care and feeding, if preferable.

~If you’re breastfeeding - you can sleep in whatever arrangement you prefer, and have baby brought to you for nursing sessions throughout the night.

~In the case of combination feeding, I would support you by helping you create a plan for alternating feeds. This includes feeding either pumped milk or formula, proper breastmilk storage and cleaning/sterilization of bottles and pump parts so they are ready for your use.

 

"I will be there for you, so you can be there for your family..."


Overnight postpartum and newborn care is all encompassing.

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  • Guidance through emotional/physical recovery and adjustment

  • Newborn feeding, changing and soothing

  • Twins and multiples

  • Newborn sleep patterns

  • Breastfeeding/Formula/Combination-feeding/Pumping

  • Silent Reflux/GERD/Colic

  • Postpartum depression/mood disorders

  • Lactation support, referrals and education

  • Light tidying and laundry

  • Community referrals

  • Bengkung Belly Binding services now available!

 

MOST POPULAR TIERED PACKAGES

Welcome package : 40 hours of care - $1,400

Serene package : 80 hours of care - $2,800

Secure package : 200 hours of care - $6,600


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RATES

$35/hr for overnight newborn care

For packages of 200 hours or more, the rate will decrease to $33/hr.

Minimum of 40 hours total. Minimum of 3 shifts per week, 8 hours per shift anytime between 6pm and 6am, Sunday - Thursday.

A 50% retainer fee must be paid and agreement signed in order to secure your place in my calendar. All investments paid by check in full, upon signing will be priced by their respective hourly tier AND guaranteed 5% off.

Send us a message to see if there’s any way we can help!


Click here to download - Overnight Care Agreement


The support a postpartum doula provides can have a lasting and important impact on the family. Postpartum support provides families with increased confidence in their new roles, a greater satisfaction in the breastfeeding experience as well as the duration, and fewer incidences of postpartum depression.
— ICEA
 
 
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See what clients are saying…

 

Following the birth or our son 5/3/18, Nicole provided overnight postpartum services to our family. She was everything you could ever want in a doula: warm, knowledgeable about newborn care, reliable, and communicative. She has great intuition when it comes to postpartum care and often anticipates what you want before you are able to articulate your thoughts. Don’t hesitate to hire Nicole, she is simply the best!

-Sheara Y. South Philadelphia

To put it simply, Nicole is an Angel. She and I connected from the moment we met and I knew she'd be the perfect fit for our family based on her gentle, easy going, loving nature. Nicole was so accomodating and very supportive of the way I was choosing to take care of myself and my baby postpartum. She cooked nutrious meals, helped get my older daughter ready for camp, did the dishes and laundry, organized whatever was needed....basically she did whatever I asked and made me feel comfortable doing so. As a woman and a mother it can feel awkard to ask for help and she continued to reassure me that was what she was there for! She not only supported me with household duties, but she really supported my mental well-being, too. She was able to offer her depth of knowledge on all things newborn whenever I had questions, which was incredibly helpful and gave me great peace of mind. Nicole is a friend. She was there for me after having the baby when it can typically be a very isolating, roller coaster of a time. She cheered me on through it all. I am truly forever grateful for Nicole supporting our family in the sensitive time postpartum. Because of Nicole I was able to stay cocooned with my baby for 2 full weeks without having to worry about my household falling apart. Her help provided the safe space for my family to ease into our new normal with more grace then I ever imagined. I now advise all new mamas (whether it's your 1st or 4th) to budget for a postpartum Doula to support you in the much needed care after giving birth. Nicole is the BEST.doula.ever. Do yourself and your family a favor and bring her on board to support you, exactly as she did for me. :)

-Marie F. Willow Grove, PA

My family and I are so grateful to have found Nicole. As first time parents of twins, we knew we needed the help. We wanted someone with experience and knowledge. We are so glad we found Nicole. She started off helping us with overnights and soon transitioned to day time until the girls were ~7months. She was all about helping our family in any way that she can. As a first time mom, I had many questions and doubted myself time to time. Since these were our first, we weren’t familiar with many things like swaddling, sleep etc. She taught my family a ton about taking care of newborns. I felt so much more confident as a mother thanks to her. She patiently listened, supported and provided feedback and recommendations when needed. We had our way of doing certain things. She was very respectful and mindful of our preferences and followed accordingly. I cannot say enough good things about Nicole. She is warm, compassionate, professional, punctual, knowledgeable, and positive. My entire family trusted her. We could rest easy knowing that she was there. She went above and beyond what we expected in a Doula. We are lucky to have found her and would highly recommend her to anyone!

-Sphurthi A. Princeton, NJ

Nicole felt like a part of the family from the first moment we laid eyes on her. She met with my family ahead of time and we discussed what we were looking for (postpartum help), and went over everything that would entail. She was warm, considerate, and professional the entire time and we knew instantly that she would be a perfect fit for our family.

-Lauren W. Bristol, PA

Referred to me by my birth doula, Nicole swooped in during a very hard time and saved the day. Initially, Nicole worked with us overnights caring for our premie twins. They were too small and immature to be able to breastfeed, so she would give them bottles and I could just focus on pumping and my husband could sleep. However, as time went on Nicole really became a mama mentor that I could rely on. She cheered me on during the four month struggle to get my premie twins to latch, switched her schedule around so she was primarily around in the morning to practice breastfeeding, and then again when we needed help for bedtime during an awful sleep regression. Nicole is caring, flexible, and knowledgable. It was a great relief to wake up and find clothes impeccably folded and bottles washed. It was really hard to make the decision to stop scheduling Nicole, but after 6 months, it was time to let our wonderful post partum doula move on to the next desperate family. My only regret... not hiring her sooner!

-Laura H. Philadelphia, PA (Fishtown)

Nicole was amazing with my baby and me during our first few months together. I was exhausted after having my third baby and two older children, and Nicole helped me during the nights so I could recover from birth and get some sleep. She was very supportive and helpful to me during the postpartum period. I recommend Nicole wholeheartedly!

-Jill R. Narberth, PA