ABOUT OUR FOUNDERS
Hello from Noreen & Frances, proud founders of Bay Area Night Doulas.
We are honored to continue to provide invaluable postpartum Doula support to families all over the Bay Area since 2008. It is of upmost importance to Noreen & Frances that we provide Doulas that have BAND’s highest standards of Postpartum Services.
It’s a privilege for all of us here at BAND to be invited into your homes to support you and your family at such a special time. We want you to have the best support from our experienced and knowledgeable doulas.
All of our members associated with Bay Area Night Doulas have had professional training through a certified doula training program. Continuing education is important to our Doulas as it allows us to grow and develop our skills. Many of our Doulas have taken additional coursework in different areas of interest, such as lactation education, infant massage and sleep training. Our Doulas have extensive infant and childcare experiences and all our Doulas are infant CPR trained.
When working with our expertly trained and unbiased Doulas, our goal is to offer you a great experience and introduction into parenting with your newborn at home.
The first few weeks following the birth of a baby can be an exciting but an overwhelming and exhausting time for new parents as they adjust to their new roles. The Bay Area Night Doulas' team can offer assistance with the transition. Whether you need help with one or multiple babies, your Doula can offer extra support to your family. Our Doulas are experienced in caring for singletons, multiples and preemies and we support all family dynamics.
A Postpartum Doula is specially trained to provide practical and emotional support to mothers. Unlike a baby nurse, a Doula is not uniquely focused on the baby but on nurturing the mother and making sure she is well cared for as well. The focus being on that the mother is well rested, fed, hydrated and comfortable so that she may best care for her new baby.
A large part of our Doulas role is to educate and encourage the entire family during this time of transition. Our postpartum Doula!s will support the mother in caring for her baby, breast-feeding, bottle-feeding and will educate the family on typical newborn behaviors. The Doula will share information about infant care, encourage parents to find their own individual parenting style, and encourage and teach partners how to best "mother the mother”.
Our Doulas provide unconditional care for new mothers and their families.
A Postpartum Doula is a non-medical care provider.