Provided by our postpartum doulas and recognized as one of the most vital support services for new mothers.
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Hospital stays are so short that mothers (and their partners) have very little time to rest and recover from the birth! They are often sent home exhausted and expected to care for this tiny new baby around the clock with almost no sleep. Even moms who had a planned or unexpected Caesarean delivery are sent home very soon, with surgery to recover from even as the new baby wails for attention. New moms know that if they could “just get a few nights of good sleep…” they could face the sharp learning curve and the physical demands of caring for the new baby… or babies!
Whether you are breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, Triangle Mothercare’s doulas can help you get more sleep. By taking better care of yourself and experiencing a quick recovery you can take better care of your baby and family. This transition from hospital to home will be much more comfortable and will happen sooner rather than later.
Some parents want overnight care during the first week or two after birth, as this is the most difficult time while you and baby are figuring out what works. For others the first couple of weeks are not the challenge because family comes in to help, but when they leave, refreshing sleep goes with them. There is no right or wrong time for overnight care. Whenever you need us, we can help.
“Dear Triangle Mothercare: Stephany’s services were a life-saver for us. Getting a good night of sleep a couple of times a week provided me with the energy to keep up with my 3-year-old son and new baby, too!” — Fancy H. » read more client comments
If you are bottle-feeding, your postpartum doula will feed, change diapers and soothe your baby during the nighttime hours so you can get some sleep. If you are breastfeeding, we will wake you when your baby needs to nurse and give you breastfeeding support as needed while you feed your baby. Then you can go back to sleep while your doula soothes your baby back to sleep until you need to be awakened again!
One of the indicators for possibility of postpartum depression is sleep-deprivation. Your friends with babies are not kidding when they tell you that you are going to be “more tired than you ever imagined” after the baby arrives. Planning for revitalizing sleep during the early postpartum nights will be a good step to take care of yourself physically and emotionally.
Families have unique needs and we specialize in designing customized plans to fit yours. Please call us for more information, hours and rates for nighttime care. A free no-obligation consultation is offered to determine your postpartum needs and preferences. Director of Triangle Mothercare and a postpartum consultant will meet with you and help you decide how our services could benefit you best.