Real Mom Testimonial!

Every home should have a Natalie!

Reflecting with gratitude on our amazing doula who comes to our home three times a week. First of all, sharing because I think people don’t know what doulas do, or how truly magical they are.

Also, it’s important to normalize having support! Sometimes it feels like moms are in the Exhaustion Olympics… and it’s frowned upon if you drop out by taking care of yourself by expanding your home team, instead of running around doing all the things for all the people all the time (or is that just me?).

Officially, she comes to take care of the baby but as you can see by this photo she also just folds into our family. Besides entertaining my bigger kiddos so I can focus on a spreadsheet or something. My favourite thing she does is make me drink my lactation tea (I constantly forget!) and make me nap (hard to do even though I am exhausted!).

She’s also a great sounding board for anything and everything I am working on – from organizing the fridge to changing up the baby’s sleep spot – and she is sincerely excited whenever we get the little domestic wins that make up the constant work of parenting and running a household worthwhile. I get this feeling of calm and relief when she is around and that is worth EVERYTHING.

She’s an extra pair of hands and a very capable one, but she is so much more than that! We love you Natalie. We are so grateful for the time you spend with our family!

Testimonial from Erica in Waterloo, ON

4 Reasons to Hire a Night Nanny

Night nanny, overnight doula, night nurse. Call them what you’d like – they are lifesavers! NOTE: I am not a RN, so any medical questions I will leave for your care provider. Night doula services are becoming increasingly popular. Here are some reasons why…

Rest = Healing

Giving birth is exhausting work. Being pregnant is exhausting work. After all of this, your body needs time to heal. The more uninterrupted sleep you get, the quicker you will feel more like yourself. It has been said that the first 6 weeks of parenthood are the toughest. If you were blessed with a belly birth, you’ll need extra time for your incision to heal as well.

Mental Health

There are a lot of great conversations surrounding mental health in Canada. If you (or your partner) are at risk of depression, anxiety or other mood disorders, getting enough sleep is crucial for your well being. Besides that, having a good night’s sleep will put you in better spirits so that you can enjoy your baby during the day!

Simpler Feedings

We are respectful of all types of feeding: breast milk, formula or a combo. If you’re a bottle family, then your doula will handle all of the feedings. If you’re breastfeeding, then our doulas will bring your baby to you. Doulas can also help parents set up a pumping schedule at night.

Back to Work

If parental leave isn’t an option (I’m looking at you fellow entrepreneurs), then a night nanny might just be the key to your sustainability. How can you effectively run your business if you woke up 8 times last night? Our daytime doulas can also help care for baby while you work.

Interested in learning more about our night nanny services? Call us today for a free consultation!