Overnight Postpartum and Baby Care

Yes, you really can have postpartum doulas provide overnight baby care to get you through those first months!

Often referred to as night nannies or night nurses, overnight postpartum doulas understand that one of the biggest concerns new parents face can be summed up in five words: 

Will. I. Ever. Sleep. Again?

Statistics show that parents who do not receive adequate sleep are more inclined to experience baby blues or Postpartum Depression. The support of an overnight postpartum doula is a valuable survival tool in caring for your newborn during that bleary-eyed first year and a worthwhile investment in your overall well-being.

We understand that allowing an overnight doula and newborn care specialist into your home to care for your baby while you sleep requires vulnerability and trust. When you have a Family Tree Doula Services doula stay in your home, you can expect kind-hearted professionalism and the utmost transparency. Expect to feel safe, warm, and in exceptionally capable hands.

Overnight care that makes tomorrow easier.

Our overnight postpartum doulas and newborn care specialists are well accustomed to being with families through the early days of parenthood (and beyond). We know that help with the little things can make all the difference.

If time and your baby allow, we’ll assist you by doing quiet baby-related tasks like tidying up the kitchen, bottle washing, and breakfast preparations. Our goal is to create an environment that is conducive to sleep and to leave you feeling rested and refreshed for the next day.

No need to buy a "package". If you need just one night, we've got you! No matter how many nights we're there, our overnight postpartum doulas will offer nurturing, professional care to you and your baby.


Our doulas begin by simply listening as you tell us about your day and what you want most from the night ahead. For most parents, they simply want to get as much sleep as humanly possible and have us collaborate on the care of their newborn. We become part of your overnight team!

Part of overnight postpartum care is sharing our nighttime baby care tips with you. Tips like how to make feeding your baby at night a smooth process, how to change diapers efficiently and in dim lighting, or how to decrease nighttime stimulation so your baby goes back to sleep quickly! With your doula’s helpful guidance, you will be well prepared to care for your baby overnight on your own.

Our doulas follow your newborn's cues and meet their needs in a quiet, mindful, way that supports your baby's sleep habits from day one. How long your baby sleeps, their position, do they prefer swaddling or not, and their bedtime routine (yes...even infants benefit from a bedtime routine) all affect how your baby sleeps. When the time is right, our overnight postpartum doulas will provide helpful tips and tricks to get your baby sleeping through the night like a pro.

Sometimes, if the stars align, you may wake up to a warm breakfast, baby’s laundry washed and folded, and a tidied kitchen.

Having a postpartum doula provide overnight baby (and you) care is just kind of magical!

*Our typical schedule for overnights is 8pm-6am or 9pm-7am. The schedule can be customized upon request.

Experience the Family Tree Difference

What our lovely clients are saying:


The non-judgmental and comprehensive overnight postpartum doula support you’ll receive from Family Tree Doula Services will be life-changing for every member of your family. After all the preparations you’ve made for the birth of your baby, we would be honored to help you plan for your transition into life as new parents and walk alongside you as you begin this next chapter of your journey.