Welcome to our website! We are a group of Overnight Newborn Care Specialists, Post-Partum Night Doulas, and Baby Nurses in the DC Metro Area. We work in Washington DC, Montgomery County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Maryland and Northern Virginia. We are all independent contractors. There are no agency fees. We are not an agency. We help each other to provide the best possible coverage to our clients.
All specialists are self employed, independent contractors, each one is responsible for carrying their own liability insurance and keeping their references up to date. They have a current CPR certification, a yearly TB screening, and are up to date with their immunizations. We are experienced with multiples, preemies and baby monitors, Lactation support, reflux and special needs.
Newborn specialists and Night Doulas are usually scheduled 2-3 months in advance for overnight care. Please contact us about last minute availability, we usually can help.
All Newborn Specialists and Night Doulas are available for you to meet and interview as we all live in the Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia area.
A Newborn Specialist does not have to be a Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Nursery Nurse (NNEB in the UK) or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) , Sometimes we are referred to as "baby nurses" but in some states it is illegal to call yourself a nurse if you are not licensed as such , although some of us do have these qualifications. Newborn Care Specialists draw on a variety of experiences and education to provide quality infant care while helping to educate parents, establish routines, and allowing parents to enjoy their newborn and enjoy a better quality of family life. If you only wish to hire a licensed nurse please make sure you let us know. Several of us are certified Post Partum Doulas.
Whether your newborn baby is healthy or facing medical conditions upon discharge from the hospital, an Overnight Newborn Care Specialist or Night Doula can provide new parents with a wealth of professional experience and knowledge. She can assist you in monitoring your newborn baby, lactation support, providing experienced and professional care and can help identify problems and ease the concerns of a first time parent.
A Newborn Care Specialist or Night Doula transitions, educates and supports parents in infant care and to help the family establish a practical routine that allows new parents to feel comfortable and settled in their roles.
Some common names for Newborn specialists are baby nurse, babynurse, nursery nurse, night nanny, nightnanny, and Infant care specialist, night baby nurse, postpartum specialist, postpartum doula, Night doula, postpartum caregiver or nightnurse.