Overnight Newborn Care MASSACHUSETTS - CONNECTICUT - RHODE ISLAND

We understand how exhausting having a newborn can be. Our experienced team of Night Nurses: Postpartum Doulas, Newborn Care Specialists and Registered Nurses are by your side to help you transition home from the hospital. We provide education and support to help empower you to become confident parents throughout those first few months of your baby’s life.

The experience of great support when you have a new baby is

overnight newborn care

The secret to ENJOYING your baby:

Sleep!

Sufficient sleep is a vital part of postpartum healing and preventing postpartum depression. Proper rest will allow you the energy you need to nurture your baby to the fullest and be able to enjoy daytime snuggles and bonding, maintain a healthy relationship with your partner and transform your experience the first few months as a new family.

Our goal is to give you the tools you need to be successful in your parenting journey. We educate you throughout your pregnancy with helpful local resources, tips on preparing and stocking the nursery, setting up your living space to have a functional nursing and changing station. Supporting you with hands on breastfeeding support and teaching you to swaddle & soothe your baby and everything in between.

Your Nightingale Will Help YOU:

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Create a healthy sleep environment.

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Build confidence in your parenting skills.

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Understand your baby’s cues.

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Calm your fussy baby.

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Get your baby onto a daytime & nighttime schedule.

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Get the restorative rest essential to be the best parent you can be during your baby’s waking hours.

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Overnight Care

Your professional newborn care specialist or postpartum doula “Nightingale” arrives between 9-10pm and stays throughout the night, working an 8-12 hour shift. When we arrive we go over how the day went and answer any questions you have. We typically stay in the same room as the baby throughout the night. Before we leave in the morning we make sure that bottles and pump parts are washed and that the nursery is restocked with diapers and wipes.

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Support

Our main goal is to support you as new parents when you transition home with your newborn. We offer guidance with soothing, swaddling, bathing, diaper changes, feeding, burping, sleep hygiene, dressing and engaging in age-appropriate activities, and cleaning bottle/pump parts from the night. We teach you how to care for your baby from day one by giving supportive and non-judgemental feedback and tips. Your Nightingale is your “person” and your personal expert on all things baby.

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Routine

Your specialist will maintain logs during our shifts, keeping track of feeding and sleeping patterns, along with other pertinent information and observations to help establish a healthy routine. Most newborn care specialists are adept at getting babies into a routine from week one! Our goal is to leave you with a baby that takes excellent naps, is well nourished and sleeps through the night.

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Feeding

Whether you are breastfeeding, formula feeding or pumping, our Nightingales are ready to work out a plan for your overnight. If you are breastfeeding your nightingale can bring your baby to you when it’s time to feed and either give you space or support while your baby is nursing. If your baby is bottle feeding then your Nightingale can take over complete care of your baby during their entire shift.

Your family is unique. So is our postpartum care.

We have experience working with a variety of family structures: If you are having one baby or three. If this is your first child or your tenth. If your family is lgbtq+. If you are adopting or using a surrogate. If you’re a single parent by choice, or if you’re a grandparent, uncle or temporary caregiver. If you’re a cancer survivor, a professional athlete, or just a regular tired parent. Whether you live on an impressive estate, or in a tiny one bedroom apartment.

No matter who you are or how you got here, we are so excited to support YOUR distinctive family dynamic.