Night Doula to the Rescue
Night help when you need it most!
When was the last time you heard anyone talk about night nurses? Something that was, in other parts of history, quite common, is no longer a go-to resource when crossing the barren wilderness of sleeplessness following the birth of a newborn. On the other hand, you probably don’t have to think too hard to remember the last time a new parent looked at you with that blank, bleary-eyed stare.
Sleep deprivation isn’t just uncomfortable and unpleasant, it’s a significant health risk. Driving while sleep deprived can be as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. Post-delivery healing slows, immunity decreases, depression creeps in, tempers flare, relationships suffer and a time in your life that could be really enjoyable becomes a sleepy blur.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
As a new parent, you need help. And this is completely normal. Even the strongest and most capable men and women crumble to pieces after too many nights without sleep. Don’t let it get to that point. You can seek out overnight care before things get totally out of hand.
A doula can be a lifesaver at any time of day, but there’s something about a night doula that can restore order and calm unlike anyone else. Just as everyone is getting ready to call it a night, she shows up fresh and ready for whatever the night will bring.
Overnight care isn’t just about caring for Baby, it’s about caring for you. And if you’re going to keep up with the needs of your newborn(s), caring for you is essential.
Once your night doula has the details, you’re off to bed and she’s on watch. If you’re breastfeeding, she’ll bring Baby to you when it’s time for feeding. If you’re bottle feeding, you’re off the hook or may only need to wake for a quick pump. Then she takes Baby and you’re back to sleep in moments.
But there’s more. When Baby is sleeping, your night help is really helping. She might be folding a load of laundry, wiping off the kitchen counters or fixing you a healthy breakfast. When morning comes, you’re rested and refreshed and ready to care for your little one(s) again.
Sound too good to be true?
We’re happy to say that this is what our doulas are doing every single night for families across the Twin Cities. Welcome Baby Care is ready to help with an overnight care approach that meets the need of both parents and babies. To find out more, contact our experts today.