Newborn Nannies & Postpartum Doula Services
Two postpartum care services tailored to your specific needs
During the current pandemic we are continuing to offer services in home to you our postpartum families. We have a number of safety protocols in place that we are able to share with you should you wish to move forward. Currently we are offering you the ability to interview via Zoom rather than in person for your wellbeing. Our team of professionals will also discuss with you in person at interview the procedures they are taking to protect them and you while working in your home. If you have any additional questions with regards to Covid-19 please do not hesitate to contact us.
At The New Mummy Company, we have two distinct services available for postpartum daytime care. As each family’s needs are unique, we have developed a newborn nanny service which compliments the more traditional postpartum doula.
What is the difference between the two roles?
You can think of the Newborn Nanny as having the primary responsibility of taking care of the baby or babies while also assisting the mother & family. The Postpartum Doula role reflects the opposite with the main duty of care being the mother & family while also helping with the baby when time allows.
“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers – strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.”
– Barbara Katz Rothman
Providing Qualified & Professional Support For Your Newborn
We have a number of experienced Postpartum Newborn Nannies available in Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa & Vancouver. Our team members are highly trained in newborn care with the vast majority holding the following qualifications – Registered Practical Nurse, Paediatric Nurse, Registered Nurse, Registered General Nurse or Midwife.
Available for short-term bookings of a few days to longer term bookings of a number of weeks, they will be able to provide professional care to your newborn and help with all the daily tasks having a newborn baby involves. This is a popular service with new mothers who run their own businesses or are required to return to work sooner than normally expected. It is also a service called upon when perhaps there is not the same family support available locally to help with the new baby.
The Newborn Nanny role involves all aspects of baby care, from feeding, burping, and diapering to washing & sterilizing the bottles or breast pumps, providing breastfeeding support, handling baby laundry and settling the baby for daytime naps.
We are sure you will love this service knowing you have the quality of support backed by the security of The New Mummy Company’s stringent on boarding process. All our Newborn Nannies follow the same hiring process as our Night Nannies which includes identity checks, police checks & background checks, a minimum of three reference checks, qualification verification, in-person interviews and finally a full-day orientation before joining the team.
Postpartum Doula – Providing Care & Support To The Mother & Family
We have a team of certified Postpartum Doulas available for interview who are there to support you and your family. Their aim is to nurture the family and allow you to build up the self confidence in a non-judgmental atmosphere where advice and reassurance is available whenever required.
A Postpartum Doula provides non-judgmental emotional, physical and informational support following the birth of your baby. A Postpartum Doula will be there to care for the mother specifically therefore allowing you to care for your baby. Naturally, there will be times when you require to take a nap or take a quick shower where they will care for your baby. Postpartum Doulas are available day or night to “mother the mother”.
How long does a postpartum doula or a Newborn Nanny spend with a family?
This can vary depending on an individual families needs, it can range from a few days to support over a number of months when required.
What are the hours that I can book a Newborn Nanny for?
You can book a minimum of 4 hours per day and you can book once a week or multiple times a week to suit your own needs. If you require more support then you can book anything up to 12 hours per day. Our timings can be made to suit your requirements ensuring you get the help when you need it most whether that is morning or evening.
Why would I hire a Newborn Nanny and not a Night Nanny?
This is a great question! Some families will book both day and night support but for many families day support is more suited to their lifestyle. In addition to those looking to work to a budget, the minimum hours for daytime support is only 4 hours so can be more cost effective.
What can I expect during 4 hours with a Newborn Nanny?
Most families will want to get the benefit of a nap, a shower and a meal without a baby in their arms. 4 hours will go by quickly but it can make all the difference to you in terms of your recovery.