Our Maine team excels in all aspects of supporting new families; from postpartum adjustment and understanding newborn development, to feeding and sleep shaping newborns. We provide the best in newborn care services by recognizing that each family is unique and has individual needs.

Newborn Care serving Portland and the Surrounding Areas

Our goal is to support your new and growing family whether you live in Maine year round, if you are vacationing at Acadia National Park or Ogunquit, or if you have a summer home in Cape Elizabeth. Our team of experienced postpartum doulas, newborn care specialists, sleep consultants and night nurses can provide in-home overnight newborn care from the coast of Portland, North towards Freeport and all the towns in between.

Our team of Maine Postpartum Care experts is ready to support your family:

Our team comprises highly skilled and qualified professionals, including Newborn Care Specialists, Postpartum Doulas, Sleep Consultants, as well as Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses [RNs and LPNs]. They possess the expertise to address all aspects of newborn care with utmost proficiency.

We firmly believe that every family in Maine deserves unwavering support during the initial months with a newborn. Our dedicated Maine team is committed to offering guidance and encouragement, starting from the moment you discover your pregnancy.

Our experienced Maine newborn care team is here to assist you with:

  • In-home newborn education such as breastfeeding support, sleep conditioning advice, and preparation for returning to work.
  • Newborn safety tips and strategies to ensure your baby’s health and well-being.
  • Educational resources on topics ranging from postpartum depression management to self-care tips for new parents.
  • Advice on the best ways to bond with your newborn—such as skin-to-skin contact and eye contact—and other strategies to nurture positive relationships with your baby.

Our entire Maine newborn care team are credentialed, insured and fully background checked, so you can trust your little one is being taken care of with the most up-to-date care techniques.

Maine Overnight Newborn Care

For new parents, getting enough sleep is crucial for their well-being. Our Newborn Care Specialists can help parents of newborns get the rest they need by taking over while they catch up on sleep.

Here are some ways Nightingale Night Nurses can assist parents:

  • Providing overnight care to your baby so you can get a full night's rest while having peace of mind.
  • Helping teach your baby sleep to the best of their ability so you not only get rest when we aren’t there as well!
  • Helping with nightly tasks like changing diapers and feeding while also ensuring the nursery is kept clean, stocked and organized.

Our Maine Postpartum Doulas all have years of experience and are highly trained in providing quality newborn care services that will ensure your baby’s safety and well-being.

Maine 24/7 Newborn and Infant Care

A 24/7 Newborn Care Specialist is an exceptionally skilled and dedicated individual who devotes a significant amount of time to a single family. They offer invaluable support and guidance during the critical early weeks or months of your baby's life. Our Newborn Care Specialists possess extensive knowledge and expertise, enabling them to understand each baby's needs and ensure they are well-fed, well-rested, and well-cared for.

  • Your dedicated Newborn Care Specialist will travel to your home in Maine and remain with your family 24/7 for the duration of the contracted period.
  • Typically, a live-in position range from 6-12 weeks.
  • Standard shifts range from 16-20 hours per day.

Our Live-in Newborn Care Specialists in Maine can assume complete responsibility for infant care, or they can work collaboratively with your family, providing education and support. Live-in newborn care can be customized to meet the unique goals and preferences of each family.

Let’s break down the difference between Overnight Newborn Care and 24/7 Live-In Care:


Overnight Newborn Care

Your postpartum expert will work 8-12 hour shifts in your home, while living at their own home between shifts.


24/7 Live-In Newborn Care

Your postpartum expert will work 16-20 hour shifts. They will live-in and travel with your family, including appointments or vacations as needed. They are assigned to a single family for their entire contract.

Whether you choose overnight or 24/7 coverage, our newborn care specialists will:

  • Provide breastfeeding support
  • Prepare bottles, wash bottles and pump parts, and ensure proper breastmilk storage
  • Feed, change and provide overall baby care
  • Establish a healthy overnight sleep environment
  • Restock diapers and wipes & upkeep nursery organization
  • Maintain a log for the duration of their shift, tracking feeding times, number of ounces, diaper changes, etc.

DISCOVERY. We set up a phone call to answer all of your questions and thoroughly explain our services. Then we send over an intake form which helps us understand your needs and goals for in-home newborn care.


MATCH. We do our magic behind the scenes and match you with your perfect fit team member. We send over their bio for you to learn a bit about them.


INTRO. We do a text introduction so you can set up a time to get to know them on a phone or video call, whichever works better for your family.


CONTRACT. If you love your match, we finalize the schedule with a contract and retainer to officially hold your spot in our calendar.

Seasoned Newborn Care Specialists and Postpartum Doulas are in Maine waiting to support your family. Contact us today to find your Rhode Island Newborn Care Specialist or Postpartum Doula.

Baby Sleep Training & Sleep Consulting in Maine:

Our virtual sleep training services, offered by our Maine sleep consultants, are standing by ready to help you get your family rest! We understand the challenges and confusion that come with sleep training. That's why we provide personalized plans, tailored both to your baby's needs and your family's lifestyle.

We firmly believe that every baby is unique, so there's no one-size-fits-all approach to sleep training. We're dedicated to finding solutions that align with your baby's temperament and age, along with your family's comfort.

For babies aged 0-5 months: We offer gentle sleep coaching. Together, we'll track data, set achievable goals, and progress at your baby's pace. Throughout this process, we'll provide continuous support and guidance through 30 days.

For babies aged 5 months and older: Our sleep plans are designed to break unhealthy sleep habits and promote restful sleep to enhance their growth and development. The duration of sleep training for older babies or toddlers can range from 72 hours to 30 days, depending on your family's dynamics, goals and your baby's unique needs.

Rest assured, our experienced consultants will be by your side every step of the way, providing unwavering support and guidance as you work towards achieving your sleep goals. You don’t have to do this alone!

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Maine Postpartum Service Area

Including but not limited to the towns listed below

YORK COUNTY [Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach, Saco]
CUMBERLAND COUNTY [Scarborough, Yarmouth
SAGADAHOC COUNTY [Sagadahoc County: Arrowsic, Georgetown]
ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY [Androscoggin County: Greene, East Auburn]
LINCOLN COUNTY [ Newcastle, Wicasset]
KENNEBEC COUNTY [ Augusta, Mt Vernan]

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