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Frequently Asked Questions:
Newborn Care Specialist & Postpartum Doula

As a new parent, you may have a lot of questions about your newborn and your newborn care specialist or postpartum doula! We're here to answer your questions and help you feel confident in your ability to care for your new bundle of joy.

Take a look at these frequently asked questions about newborn care and postpartum care! If you have unanswered questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We truly enjoy hearing from you and sharing our knowledge.

If you’re looking for a newborn care specialist or postpartum doula near you, take the first step to experience serenity in your beautiful baby’s new world. We offer services throughout the US.

  • What is a newborn care specialist?
    A newborn care specialist, at one time referred to as a baby nurse, is a professional who comes to your home after you birth your newborn baby, to help you adjust to parenthood. Your newborn care specialist will teach you all aspects of newborn care, from sleeping and eating to cleaning and caring for the baby, and support you and your family as you open your hearts to a new blessing. A newborn care specialist (NCS) has received specialized training in newborn care and has significant experience in caring for newborns. The newborn care specialist’s knowledge covers a multitude of areas, including breastfeeding, scheduling, forming healthy sleep habits, healing ailments, proper swaddling techniques and self-soothing techniques. A newborn care specialist is a proactive caregiver who works in partnership with your family, while guiding and empowering confidence in your choices. They are usually with a family for three months, and they provide ongoing support through the day and night. Some newborn care specialists will provide 24 hour services, seven days a week.
  • What is a postpartum and infant care doula?
    A Postpartum and Infant Care Doula brings education, experience and companionship to parents and newborns, while providing physical, emotional and non-judgmental support. The doula’s primary focus is on the new parent’s physical and emotional recovery from birth, and the baby’s adjustment to life outside the womb. Doulas empower the family with professional knowledge, as well as nurturing and compassionate care. The postpartum doula will support the parents’ various infant feeding methods, and assist mom with postpartum recovery, while being familiar with postpartum mood and anxiety disorders and the various coping skills. Postpartum doulas have a good understanding of basic newborn care, including breast and bottle feeding, sleep guidance, infant soothing and baby body care. In addition, the doula assists with meal preparation, light housework, and the general needs of the family during the postpartum period and beyond.
  • What is the difference between a newborn care specialist and a postpartum doula?
    While a newborn care specialist is focused primarily on caring for the newborn, a postpartum doula is mainly focused on caring for new parents and helping them adjust to parenthood. These two professionals do offer overlapping duties.
  • When do I book my newborn care specialist or postpartum doula?
    We encourage you to book your specialist as soon as you realize you’ll need one. Our schedules fill up pretty quickly, and we want to be able to give you the care you and your newborn baby deserve.
  • If I already gave birth, can I still benefit from Infant Bliss?"
    Absolutely! As long as we have availability, we would love to help you. Oftentimes, parents don’t realize the amount of care that a newborn requires. When parents begin losing sleep, they often seek help from Infant Bliss. Just reach out to us as soon as you realize you need us.
  • How long will my newborn care specialist or postpartum doula stay?
    Your newborn care specialist or postpartum doula can stay with you to provide in-home support for a minimum of one week, and up to three months. How long you choose to keep your care specialist is up to you!
  • What type of training and experience does your newborn care specialist and postpartum doula have?
    Mim is our amazing newborn care specialist and postpartum doula head honcho! She has been a professional nanny for over 30 years. She graduated from The English Nanny and Governess school and trained with Newborn Care Training Academy to become a Newborn Care Specialist (NCS) She is also Pro Doula certified as a Postpartum Doula & Infant Care (CD-PIC) as well as a certified Infant Feeding Specialist (C-IFS). She is a member of the International Nanny Association (INA) and is fully-accredited in CPR and First Aid care. Our newborn care specialists and postpartum doulas undergo extensive training and each one has been properly trained as a NCS and/or a CD-PIC. You can rest assured that you and your newborn are in some of the most experienced, loving hands with Infant Bliss.
  • Do your newborn care specialists have experience with multiples?
    Yes! Mim, who leads our team of specialists, has experience caring for multiples, including a family with two sets of twins, while ensuring that older children are receiving enough love and attention too. All of our newborn care specialists are trained to offer the same high standard of care as Mim, so everyone is trained to provide the same quality of love to families.
  • How will my newborn care specialist help me with breastfeeding?
    Your newborn care specialist or postpartum doula will bring the baby to mom for all feedings! We will teach you how to keep your baby awake when he or she is feeding, how to pump, how to create a baby feeding log and more. We can also assist with latching, which can be a big obstacle for women. When mom is done feeding, your newborn care specialist can take your baby and care for his or her needs until the next feeding to allow you to have some much needed rest.
  • Do your Newborn Care Specialists and Postpartum Doulas have background checks?
    Absolutely. At Infant Bliss, we complete background checks and reference checks before each specialist and postpartum doula is invited to join the team. We search through the county, state and federal record levels as well as SSN & sex offender databases.
  • Will my newborn care specialist care for my older children?
    Yes, your newborn care specialist ensures that no child feels neglected or feels that the baby/babies are more important than them. Your newborn care specialist will show all of your children love, involving your older children in newborn care to make them feel needed.
  • How do I book with Infant Bliss?
    To book with Infant Bliss, simply visit our contact page and fill out the contact form! We’ll reach out to you as soon as possible to secure your booking and tell you what to expect.
  • How do I pay my newborn care specialist or postpartum doula?
    We accept payment by cash and check! Although most of the families we work with pay us by check. We will discuss payment during our consultation together.
  • What accommodations are required for the newborn care specialists?
    When your newborn care specialist or postpartum doula stays with you and your family, please provide a bed or comfortable sleep situation with a bathroom or place to care for her own hygiene. You decide whether your newborn care specialist sleeps in your baby’s room or sleep elsewhere with a baby monitor. Please also provide your specialist or doula with food and beverages while she stays with you.
  • Will my newborn care specialist help put my baby on a routine?
    Yes! Routines are essential for ensuring that you and your baby are eating and sleeping sufficiently. Your specialist will help you create feeding routines and sleeping routines that keeps your baby fed, happy and healthy - and keeps you and your family well-rested. She will also help you to create and keep logs. This information is paramount in deciphering how well their bodies are responding to their schedules and even more so when evaluating the cause of an infant’s distress.
  • Can I have my newborn baby specialist or postpartum doula travel with our family?
    Yes. All expenses for your newborn care specialist’s food and travel will be the responsibility of the family
  • Will my newborn care specialist or postpartum doula have days off?
    Yes. This time off will depend on the number of hours she works each week. When we create your contract, we’ll discuss your specialist’s schedule. Your specialist can also stay with you 24/7 with minimal time off if that’s what you prefer! Our services are customized to your needs.
  • Do you offer these services a la carte?
    Yes, you can hire us as a newborn care specialist, postpartum doula, and you can also schedule a consultation with our infant feeding specialist.
  • Have unanswered questions?
    Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Whether you’re in need of overnight newborn care, overnight postpartum doula, daytime help, 24/7 hands-on help with your baby or babies, the freedom to rest and catch up on some much-needed sleep—or a mix of all of the above—we’re here for you. Infant Bliss is a solution you can trust. Contact us and tell us what you need!
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