So on top of being a Mom, wife and basically Super Woman, some nights, I am a Post Partum Doula or for a lack of better words Night Nanny. It’s been about a year and a half that I have stepped into this amazing world that offers help to new Moms and a TON of newborn snuggles. SIGN ME UP.
I know for a fact that I am 100% done with having babies. That doesn’t mean that I don’t love the newborn baby smell and love me some baby snugs. A recent mentor of mine who is in the baby field mentioned it to me way back when that I should become a night nanny and honestly the thought would have never crossed my mind. Firstly, being able to help new moms with the 4th trimester is SUPER necessary and secondly, being able to make some fun money when I would normally be sleeping, it’s a win-win. So I took a course with LA’s local queen of Post Partum Doulas– Darla Burns. It was a weekend crash course, and it literally jumpstarted something inside of me that I could count on for emotional and financial support.
I had all of my babies super young and didn’t even know that ‘Night Nannies” were even a thing. Apparently, they are. Since I’ve started I’ve had some AMAZING doula babies. I love watching them grow up! I usually get introduced to a family when babies are less than a month old and stay on until about 4 months. It is such an amazing experience to be able to bond with the new families and be able to get a better understanding of what they need– and usually, it’s all the same… sleep! I love being able to give these parents a full night sleep. It truly is the best gift ever. I mean, I’d like a FULL night sleep. But in all honesty, being able to leave them recharged and ready for the next day is something that I wish I had access to when I had the babies. Being able to make that come to fruition for these families is really something else and I’m so happy that I am able to help families achieve a night routine and get that much-needed rest & support.