As a Postpartum Doula, and as a mother myself, I completley understand the struggle that parents go through at night time. Before you have the baby everyone tells you to about the lack of sleep, but it is hard to imagine until you experience it. It is amazing how little sleep we can live on when we are running on love and horomones, however this can greatly interfere with normal functioning. Sleep deprivation is a serious concern for most new families and overnight support is a valuable option to help parents cope. A plan is made at the beginning of the night shift or ahead of time with details including when parent(s) are to be woken, feeding details etc. Overnights can provide relief whether you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding.
An overnight shift can be between eight hours and twelve hours in length. They are often booked in consecutive nights when implementing a new sleep program but can also be scheduled occasionally just to offer some much needed rest. Whether you are planning ahead for your new baby or are already in the midst of the postpartum period I am happy to discuss how I can help you and your family!
Overnight Doula rate is $35/hour booked for a minimum of 8 hours.
Overnight Doula rate for packages of 80 hours and up is $30 per hour.