Newborn Night Support
We provide overnight support all across the Greater Toronto Area, Durham, Kawarthas and Northumberland.
Overnight support is our most popular service because we ALL need our sleep! When a new parent is trying to recover from birth, it can be helpful to have someone come and take care of the baby so they can sleep.
Sleep is a major factor in both physical and mental well-being.
Who are our Overnight Doulas?
Our overnight newborn service is provided by mature and experienced postpartum doulas. This is the highest level of training and experience you can find for someone to take care of your new baby. We specialize in newborn care, behaviour, sleep, as well as the added bonus of specializing in breastfeeding/feeding support, and adaptation to parenthood.
How does it work?
We begin each night by discussing how the day went, helping a family by answering any baby care questions, feeding questions, and just touching base with how you’re feeling. We will then take care of your baby(ies) for the entire evening so you can get some sleep. Our shift typically runs from 10pm to 6am.
Do you work with twins?
Of course! All the time. Many of our doulas are twin experts!
Is there a minimum number of nights?
No! Of course not. Whether you need help for one night because you’re not feeling well or 3 months, we can help you.
How much does the service cost?
Our fee is $340/night. Save $10 per night if you prebook/prepay 30 or more nights. Overnight is considered childcare and you will be given a childcare receipt. There is also no HST on overnight support – bonus!
How can I book you?
Just call us to get things started 1-877-BIRTH36 (247-8436). If you’re booking for several shifts, we can send you a couple of doulas to meet so you can pick the one that’s the best fit for your family. If it’s just for one or two nights, we’ll send you our best doula with availability!
Because this is our MOST popular service we encourage you to book in advance as much as possible so your dates are reserved.
“I used another company with my last son. I was never sure if the doula was going to show-up or not! It was so frustrating trying to find back-up at a moment’s notice. Working with The Nesting Place was a completely different experience! I had a team of 4 doulas that got to know me and my baby and who worked with us for 4 months, 7 days a week. They kept each other up-to-date every day about how the baby was doing so everyone was always on the same page! It was night and day compared to my previous experience working with independent doulas. I felt so comfortable and confident with their level of experience, which is a MUST for a new mom to trust her baby to someone.”
Here are some examples of common package structures you may consider, but we’re happy to create any package to suit you.
Our Help 911 visit is a hands-on, in-person one-time visit when you need help in the first few days after coming home from the hospital. (4 hours)
Sweet Dreams Sleep Support
$340 (no HST on overnight support)
The Sweet Dreams Sleep Support package is tailored to provide you a good night’s sleep! (8 hours/night)
This First Memories package is tailored to provide hands-on teaching and coaching to facilitate bonding and to help you learn the skills you need (23 hours total – recommended as three 5-hour shifts week 1 and two 4-hour shifts week 2)
Baby Survival 101
Our Baby Survival 101 package is tailored to provide help for the entire first month with your baby (65 hours).
– First Week = 5 shifts of 5 hours
– Second Week = 4 shifts of 5 hours
– Third Week = 3 shifts of 4 hours
– Fourth Week = 2 shifts of 4 hours
What Our Clients Are Saying
Hearing from clients is part of what makes this work so rewarding. Below are some testimonials we’ve gotten from wonderful people working with The Nesting Place.
“I felt like I could ask her anything”
“Sarah McKee was our postpartum/overnight doula for our daughter, Amelia, and I honestly don’t think we would have gotten through those initial 8 weeks at home in such good shape without her. She is caring and knowledgeable and I felt I could ask her any and all questions about what was happening with me and my daughter. I found there are lots of ‘is this normal’ type situations that pop up with a newborn and it’s reassuring to have someone there who can answer your questions without any judgement.
She was also able to give helpful advice on breastfeeding and I believe she started our daughter out with good sleep habits that had her sleeping through the night by 2 months old. I trusted Sarah completely with our daughter which helped me get a good nights rest when she was over.”
“Her style is educational and warm”
“We had a lovely experience with The Nesting Place
Marcia has been excellent. She is very knowledgeable about sleep, feeding and maternal health going as far as hand feeding mom while mom was breastfeeding! Marcia has provided overnight and early morning support including cleaning and light cooking. Her style is educational and warm. She has provided us with hands on support and has connected us with helpful online resources. We have slept better with Marcia. She goes above and beyond by also providing responsive text message support to our questions when she is not at our home.”
– Hilary and Jordan
“Helped me to navigate postpartum”
Suki has worked with myself and my little 4 month old for multiple weeks. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a smooth transition into caring for a new little babe and also being able to care for yourself at the same time during postpartum. Postpartum was more intense than I was expecting and Suki has very much helped me to navigate postpartum and heal faster while also giving great care to my little babe. She is confident and calm around babies and you can see she genuinely enjoys them as well with her gentleness with them. Her presence is a breath of fresh and caring air into the house and there is a sense of relief when she comes that there will be a second set of hands to help.