Doulas Northwest | Night Nanny, Night Nurse, or Postpartum & Infant Care Doula?
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19 Mar Night Nanny, Night Nurse, or Postpartum & Infant Care Doula?


If you are like most parents of a newborn or very young child, you are low on a crucial element of good health…sleep.

And when you decide to seek overnight care from a professional, who do you look for?

A night nanny? A night nurse? How about a Postpartum & Infant Care Doula??


Did you know that the Postpartum & Infant Care Doula who can be available to your family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is not the same thing as a night nanny or a night nurse?

It’s true!

The Postpartum & Infant Care Doula specializes in not only the expert care of your newborn, but also informational and emotional support for you, your partner, and helping you achieve the smoothest transition into life at home with your baby, as possible.

Your Postpartum & Infant Care Doula is intensively trained in all aspects of your physical and emotional recovery from birth, your baby’s transition into life on the outside, breast and bottle feeding support, and more. Unlike the night nurse or night nanny, they are held to strict professional standards and their certification is well respected, offering a level of accountability your family benefits from.


I hear from many a family who thought they were hiring whole family support when they sought out a night nanny or night nurse. They thought they had found their peace of mind. Until they realized that the night nanny or night nurse in their home was only there to physically care for their infant, in exclusion of any other support the family needed.


If exclusive infant care is what you are looking for, you might not be disappointed with the role of the night nanny or night nurse, but if support for yourself, your partner, and the rest of your household is important to you, it’s the Postpartum & Infant Care Doula you are looking for.

Your Postpartum & Infant Care Doula from Doulas Northwest helps you:

  • Rest and recover after birth.
  • Have confidence as you work to raise your baby your way.
  • Receive unbiased support, without opinions on your parenting philosophies.
  • Receive evidence-based information about the things -you- want to know about.
  • As you feed your baby via breast, bottle, or a combination of both.
  • With education and instruction on bathing, diapering, and other newborn care, as desired.
  • With exert assistance as you establish routines around sleep, eating, and play.
  • De-stress during your transition into life at home with baby.


Here’s an example of what your supported transition can look like, with a Doulas Northwest professional:

New Baby: The First 48 Hours At Home


If hiring a Postpartum & Infant Care Doula rather than a night nanny or night nurse sounds more like what you had in mind, give us a call. Now you know how to find us and what things to Google when seeking this support!

Doulas Northwest


Seattle | Tacoma | Olympia




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