Sleep. The #1 item on the wish list of new moms everywhere.
Maybe coffee is a close second, but sleep is a commodity that's hard to come by when you are doing the up-and-down nighttime song and dance that is having a newborn in the house.
Family is gone. Dad's back at work. Now it's you and this baby who hasn't gotten the memo about days and nights yet. Yawn.
What if you didn't have to spend those early days exhausted? What if there were some modern fairy godmother to bibbity-bobbity-boo you right off to dreamland? Good news, that totally exists, and it's called a postpartum doula.
For new moms, postpartum doulas are as close to a fairy godmother as it gets. In addition to being great with babies, postpartum doulas are trained in normal postpartum recovery and carindg for moms. A lot of time, that care looks like facilitating sleep.
All the newborn grunting keeping you up? Can you believe nobody prepared you for how loud sleeping babies are?! Are you having trouble sleeping because you keep checking to see if everything is okay? Are you worried about your partner getting rest because they have a demanding job? Is baby fed and changed, but restless because of gas? In addition to normal newborn wakings, all of these are common reasons for moms to be short on sleep.
If you want more sleep at night or a chance to get a nap in the daytime, our postpartum doulas can help.
You can sleep easier knowing that your baby is in expert hands with our professional doulas. If you're nursing or pumping, we can help facilitate sleep by minimizing the time you have to spend awake at night. We can give the baby a bottle or bring baby to you to nurse. We'll take care of all of the burping, changing, and soothing back to sleep. If you are utilizing the help of your doula in the daytime, you can take that much-needed nap (and maybe even a decent shower!) while your doula looks after the baby and helps keep your house running smoothly.
Stocking stuffers, baby showers, or just because...there's never a wrong occasion to give a mom the gift of sleep.