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7 Ways a Doula Can Help with Overnight Care

A postpartum doula can be a tremendous help to the entire family after your baby is born, especially at night. Here are 7 ways a doula can help with overnight care after you bring your new baby home:

#1 During her shift, the doulas primary goal is to help you get sleep.

#2 When the baby is hungry, she will bring the baby to you if you are breastfeeding or feed the baby if you are bottle feeding.

#3 After the baby eats, she will burp the baby, change the baby’s diaper, and soothe her back to sleep.

#4 If the baby has any other issues at night, the doula will tend to those.

#5 If there are quiet tasks, like unloading the dishwasher, washing bottles, or folding laundry, she can do that for you.

#6 In the morning, she will make sure everything is set up for your day.

#7 A doula provides unbiased, non-judgmental support for you. She is there to ensure you get what you need, not to impose any ideas or opinions on you.

From Childbirth Education classes to labor and post-labor support, Tennessee Family Doulas are excited to meet you and work with you! We love walking with our moms and babies in those early days (and nights)!! Let us help you get the care, nutrition, and sleep you need as you learn to take care of your newborn. Reach out and let one of our doulas help you navigate this new season of life!


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