Overnight Child Support

Overnight Doulas in Cleveland

Are you a person who doesn’t do well with a lack of sleep? Does your partner travel and you know you will need extra support? Did you just have a baby and are feeling tired and run down? Contact Fourth Down Birth & Newborn Care allow one of our skilled, compassionate doulas to take over for the nights you need. Ranging from one night to multiple nights per week, we are here to give you the rest you need.

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Our teammates support nursing, pumping and formula feedings. Whether Bottle OR Breast, FED IS BEST. One of our certified Postpartum Doulas will be there to answer any questions, and to help establish safe and healthy sleep habits in those early weeks.

Welcoming a new baby into your family is an exciting and fulfilling experience- but that’s not to say it doesn’t come with its own unique set of challenges . You may feel exhausted, sleepy, and a little hungry, but find that you can't quite catch a break since your newborn is in your arms. It could be something external getting to you- like when you’ve just fed your child or even changed them, but for some reason, they're unhappy. Or, perhaps you’re experiencing baby blues or postpartum depression.

Either way, you don't have to handle the daunting task of newborn parenthood alone. A postpartum night doula in Cleveland may provide the relief and support you need to get some much-needed rest. Read on to learn more about overnight doulas in Cleveland.

Why would I need an overnight doula?

Overnight doulas will spend the night at your house, caring for your newborn while you get some much deserved rest. Infants need to be fed every one to three hours, which makes it nearly impossible to get a whole night's rest, even with a supportive partner. But, an overnight doula helps relieve the late night stress so that you can sleep peacefully.

Having enough sleep can help a new parent recover and heal from pregnancy, decrease postpartum mental issues, and improve relationship adaptation. As such, having a Cleveland overnight doula will ensure you have harmonious family relations and beautiful memories with your baby without breaking your sleep cycle.

What can an overnight doula do for me?

Our overnight Cleveland doulas are here to support you in any way you need. You can sleep soundly knowing your baby is gently nurtured and cared for. Here are some of the things an overnight doula can do for you:

  • Feeding support
  • Changing the baby throughout the night
  • House chores such as washing bottles, disposing of dirty diapers, and baby laundry
  • Preparing meals for the parent(s)
  • Looking after the health of the new mother
  • Educating parents and identifying sleep patterns and schedules
  • Noting crucial details about your baby, such as diaper details, feeding times, and sleep habits

Generally, an overnight doula can support the mother emotionally, care for the baby, and help with small tasks that keep the household running smoothly. They will ensure you and your newborn are thriving without feeling overwhelmed.

Reach out to us today to learn more about our overnight doula service

Bringing a new life into the world, like any big commitment, can sometimes be really stressful and frustrating. Sometimes, you can feel as though life is completely out of control. All you want is to soothe your baby and finally get a good night's sleep. That's why at Fourth Down, we connect postpartum families in Cleveland with overnight doulas to help them through parenthood.

We understand that allowing a night doula into your home to care for your precious baby while you sleep requires vulnerability and trust. You can expect kind-hearted professionals ready to take care of everything for your newborn overnight. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.

How It Works:

  • Our certified Postpartum Doula arrives at your house at the agreed upon time, typically between 9-10pm.
  • We take over all responsibility for your baby so you can get the rest you need. We work a minimum of 8 hours, with most clients requesting between 8-10 hours.
  • At Fourth Down we support ALL Feeding styles. Here is how we support what works best for your family.
    • Exclusively breastfed babies will be brought to your bedside (or an agreed upon area of comfort) for you to nurse. Once your baby finishes nursing, you’re able to get right back to sleep. We will burp, change, and settle the baby back to sleep.
    • Pumping at night, we will retrieve the milk from your specified location at preset times. Store milk, wash and return pump pieces to specified locations so that you are all ready for your next pumping session. Doula will mark all stored milk indicating a night feed with a date and time.
    • Formula feedings- Goodnight & sleep tight! After a brief run down of the day, the Doula will take over all feedings and care of the baby.
  • We do diapers, bottles, burping, and getting your baby back to sleep for you. In the morning we will wash any bottles and/or pumping equipment used that night.
  • Our focus is on maintaining a healthy sleep environment where lights are dimmed and the room is kept quiet while sleeping, and also during baby wake ups and feedings.
  • Our shift typically ends between 6-8am. We will provide you with a schedule of diaper changes, wake ups, bottles and any observations or concerns noticed throughout the night.

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We recommend you inquire about this service in the 2nd or early part of the 3rd trimester so we can best accommodate your schedule and doula preferences. We also recognize that sometimes you aren’t sure exactly what support you need until after birth. In this case, we try to be as flexible as possible with the doulas we have readily available for you.