4 Reasons to Hire a Night Nanny

Night nanny, overnight doula, night nurse. Call them what you’d like – they are lifesavers! NOTE: I am not a RN, so any medical questions I will leave for your care provider. Night doula services are becoming increasingly popular. Here are some reasons why…

Rest = Healing

Giving birth is exhausting work. Being pregnant is exhausting work. After all of this, your body needs time to heal. The more uninterrupted sleep you get, the quicker you will feel more like yourself. It has been said that the first 6 weeks of parenthood are the toughest. If you were blessed with a belly birth, you’ll need extra time for your incision to heal as well.

Mental Health

There are a lot of great conversations surrounding mental health in Canada. If you (or your partner) are at risk of depression, anxiety or other mood disorders, getting enough sleep is crucial for your well being. Besides that, having a good night’s sleep will put you in better spirits so that you can enjoy your baby during the day!

Simpler Feedings

We are respectful of all types of feeding: breast milk, formula or a combo. If you’re a bottle family, then your doula will handle all of the feedings. If you’re breastfeeding, then our doulas will bring your baby to you. Doulas can also help parents set up a pumping schedule at night.

Back to Work

If parental leave isn’t an option (I’m looking at you fellow entrepreneurs), then a night nanny might just be the key to your sustainability. How can you effectively run your business if you woke up 8 times last night? Our daytime doulas can also help care for baby while you work.

Interested in learning more about our night nanny services? Call us today for a free consultation!

COVID Update

Find out the latest information regarding our doula support. As of October 2020, the biggest change to our services is hospital births.

  • Our doulas can provide in-person support for your home birth. See below on how we keep you safe.
  • St Joe’s is the only hospital in our area that is allowing a doula + another support person in your birth room.
  • We are back in your homes to provide you with night, daytime and infant feeding support!
  • Our virtual services are always an option as well, especially if someone in your household is high risk! These services have a strong emphasis on educating parents on their birthing options, non-medical pain relief, what to expect during each stage of labour/birth, pain relief options at the hospital, etc. We can add more prenatal meetings than we would have in person. Prenatal and postpartum visits are done through Zoom. Labour and birth support may be done through text, phone or video calls.

Keeping You Safe

Our doulas have received Infection Control training and follow these safety measures while in your home:

  • Wearing a face mask
  • Washing hands immediately upon arrival
  • Wearing medical gloves when needed
  • Maintaining social distancing when possible
  • Working with only 1 family at a time
  • Cleaning and sanitizing frequently used items such as our doula bags and instruction tools

For the most updated information on COVID-19, please visit the Government of Ontario’s website.

Community Features Series

Starting this March we will be featuring interviews with local businesses! Our first guest will be an interior decorator and we’ll share some tips with you about decorating your nursery!

Do you know a local business who you’d like to see in our Community Features series? Send us their info and we will reach out to them! We’re open to any businesses in Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton and Halton regions.