“Last night was amazing! I was able to let go and really fall into a deep sleep. I feel almost human again! My doula was amazing.” Erin Sharpe, Buddha Belly client.
Did you know that Buddha Belly postpartum doulas can provide overnight newborn care in your house? It’s true! If you’re like most of our clients, sleep is VERY important.
Whether you are breastfeeding or bottle-feeding we can accommodate your overnight newborn care needs.
You’ve just given birth and your body has been put through the ringer. If you are breastfeeding your baby you are also trying to learn this new skill. You’re learning your baby’s noise, cries, preference, movements – everything!
Sleep deprivation does not make this any easier. Wouldn’t it be great to have an expert and compassionate postpartum doula come stay overnight in your house?
The overnight newborn care plan can be used from one to seven nights a week. Sometimes you just need a great night’s sleep to feel normal again. Sleep can truly make everything in life better.
When your baby wakes, your postpartum doula will quietly bring the baby to you to nurse if you are breastfeeding. When baby is finished nursing, your doula will take care of all her needs: diapering, burping and helping her back to sleep… while you continue sleeping peacefully in your bed.
If you are bottle-feeding, your doula will wake with the baby and tend to all her needs: preparing bottles, feeding, diapering, burping and helping her back to sleep.
Your doula can do anywhere from an 8 to 12 hour overnight shift. This gives you plenty of time to catch up and recover from your sleep-deprived state.
Depending on the age of your baby, your doula can also help to start establishing a routine and schedule to get your baby sleeping longer stretches at night. She can help you with gentle sleep coaching to get things moving in the right direction towards a goal of having baby sleep through the night.