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Overnight Shifts with a Doula

Overnight Shifts with a Doula

What Does a Doula do at Night?

Parents set the course for the night based on their preferences and feeding routine. If Baby is nursing, the doula will take care of all infant needs and bring Baby to Parent for nursing only. They take care of the changing, burping, soothing, etc.. while parents go back to sleep. If bottle-feeding is an option, parents get the full night off! Or maybe it’s a combination of both, allowing the nursing parent a longer stretch of sleep while also maintaining milk supply.

Want to find out how our doulas can help you?

What Does a Doula do at Night?

Parents set the course for the night based on their preferences and feeding routine. If Baby is nursing, the doula will take care of all infant needs and bring Baby to Parent for nursing only. They take care of the changing, burping, soothing, etc.. while parents go back to sleep. If bottle-feeding is an option, parents get the full night off! Or maybe it’s a combination of both, allowing the nursing parent a longer stretch of sleep while also maintaining milk supply.

Want to find out how our doulas can help you?

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Family

Whether working the day shift or acting as night nurse, the doula’s goal is the same: happy parents, healthy baby. Nighttime should be restful and rejuvenating. During an overnight shift, support simply comes in a different package — namely, an intense focus on parent and newborn sleep. Naturally, a doula is there to comfort the birther and newborn, but if there are significant issues to discuss — such as a traumatic birth experience — the doula will do their best to encourage rest and may suggest scheduling daytime hours for an in-depth talk.

Postpartum Doulas St Paul MN

Postpartum Doulas St Paul MN

Doula Chores & Newborn Checklist

The doula uses the client binder throughout the night shift, keeping a meticulous baby log so that parents are aware of all that happened over the course of the night.

The overnight is loosely broken down into three parts:  The first two hours are for assessment and chores, the next five for quiet and rest, the last hour for wrap-up. Wrap-up includes a final diaper change, a final feed and washing of any bottles used during the night. As time permits, the doula may prepare a morning meal or snack.

The ”quiet and rest period” encourages a bedtime routine for the family. The lights are low, the kitchen noises die down, and Baby gets the message—now we rest.

Doula Chores & Newborn Checklist

The doula uses the client binder throughout the night shift, keeping a meticulous baby log so that parents are aware of all that happened over the course of the night.

The overnight is loosely broken down into three parts:  The first two hours are for assessment and chores, the next five for quiet and rest, the last hour for wrap-up. Wrap-up includes a final diaper change, a final feed and washing of any bottles used during the night. As time permits, the doula may prepare a morning meal or snack.

The ”quiet and rest period” encourages a bedtime routine for the family. The lights are low, the kitchen noises die down, and Baby gets the message—now we rest.

Pricing

Postpartum Doula Care

0-49 Hours: $45*/hr
50-199 Hours: $43*/hr
200+ Hours: $40*/hr

*add $5 for multiples and/or additional young sibling care

Overnight Shifts

(10pm-6am) 8 hour minimum, up to 12 hours

Repeat Clients save $2/hr
24-Hour and Travel Care Available

All in-home services must be prepaid

Postpartum Doulas St Paul MN

Pricing

Postpartum Doula Care

0-49 Hours: $45*/hr
50-199 Hours: $43*/hr
200+ Hours: $40*/hr

*add $5 for multiples and/or additional young sibling care

Overnight Shifts

(10pm-6am) 8 hour minimum, up to 12 hours

Repeat Clients save $2/hr
24-Hour and Travel Care Available

All in-home services must be prepaid

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