Bay Area Night Doulas

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Live-in Doulas in San Francisco

Live-In Doula Support

Learn more about our live-in doula support services.

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What Is a Live-in Doula?

Whether it’s soothing your baby to sleep at night or preparing nourishing meals during the day, our dedicated live-in doulas are here to provide you with round-the-clock support during the postpartum period.

A live-in doula or “24-hour doula” is a trained professional who offers continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to parents during the postpartum period. We stay with you in your home, ensuring your postpartum needs are met at all times, allowing you to ease into parenthood and the duties it requires.

Our live-in doulas assist with a wide range of tasks both during the day and night from sleep training and comfort measures to household chores and even assisting with your baby’s laundry, we tailor our services to meet your specific situation, ensuring the well-being and comfort of your entire family during this transformative time.

Moreover, we can help you with:

  • Daytime tasks such as meal preparation, grocery shopping, kitchen organization, breastfeeding support, new parent education, optimizing nap schedules, and ensuring you get enough rest.
  • Nighttime tasks such as support with breastfeeding, establishing a consistent sleep schedule for your baby, and assisting with sleep conditioning.

By having a live-in doula by your side around the clock, you can enjoy more peace of mind and feel relaxed as you navigate the exciting and challenging journey of parenthood.

Benefits of a Live-in Doula

Non-Judgmental Support

We offer a non-judgmental environment, respecting the decisions made by parents, allowing them to feel empowered and confident in their parenting choices.

Rest & Recover

With our live-in doula support, you can rest and focus fully on your postpartum recovery, knowing that your doula will handle all their tasks with expertise and care.

Knowledge & Support

Our live-in doulas bring a multitude of knowledge and experience to families, including nutritional guidance, support for new parents, and assistance with siblings.

Appointment Assistance

Our live-in doulas can assist with medical appointments by providing support, guidance, comfort and companionship during visits.

Is a Live-in doula right for you?

It can be confusing trying to figure out the difference between day doulas, night doulas, and live-in doulas.

The most obvious difference is the time at which you receive your support. Day doulas help during the day and focus on daytime tasks with the entire family, while night doulas primarily support the baby during the nighttime allowing the parents to sleep. Live-in doulas (also called “24 hour doulas”) are there both during day and night time, and take on the tasks of both the day doula and night doula.

Generally speaking, a live-in doula is right for you if:

  • You need postpartum support from a professional who can provide round-the-clock advice and assistance
  • You need assistance with naps, showers, feeding, or any other daily tasks related to your baby or parenting
  • You are exhausted and can’t sleep at night due to your baby’s sleep schedule (or lack of one)
  • The family or parents need support with caring for the baby and learning the best sleep conditioning techniques
  • You need assistance for various trips, including store visits, vacations, and medical appointments
  • You need help establishing a good routine for the baby

If this sounds like you, then feel free to reach out to us to get started!

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Your Experience With a Live-in Doula

A sneak peek into the typical experience of a live-in doula.

Working with a live-in doula provides a comforting and efficient postpartum experience. Typically, our doulas maintain a schedule of 20 hours on duty and 4 hours off duty. This ensures continuous support for your family, allowing you to feel supported around the clock.

Moreover, our doulas go the extra mile by offering meals tailored to promote quicker recovery and minimize discomfort. By enhancing your overall well-being and that of your baby, these meals contribute to a smoother postpartum journey.

The relief of having assistance available throughout your day and night brings peace of mind and allows you to fully immerse yourself in the precious moments of bonding with your newborn and recovering from childbirth. 

The knowledge that a doula is always there truly empowers you. Their unwavering presence guarantees a reliable and dependable support system for parents and families who require assistance easing into parenthood.

Our Role as Your Live-in Doula

A live-in doula’s role is:
  • To provide non-judgmental support to the entire family
  • To provide comprehensive around-the-clock care for the mother, baby, and entire family emphasizing their well-being throughout this journey
  • To create a peaceful and conducive nighttime environment for you, ensuring parents can rest fully and comfortably
  • To assist the parents with creating a healthy and predictable daily routine for everyone in the family
  • To help ease you into parenthood with a trained professional by your side 24/7 (or as needed!)
A live-in doula’s role is not:
  • To replace your partner or family members
  • To judge you and your family, force our values, or teach you the “best way” to parent (because there is no best way! The “best way” is the way that works best for your individual family)

Do you need help preparing for parenthood?

Our Baby Prep Services help you prepare for parenthood with ease

Anticipation and excitement are plentiful as you await the arrival of your little one. At BAND, we understand the whirlwind of emotions and preparations that come with expecting a baby.

Our Baby Planning services are tailored to ease your journey into parenthood by providing comprehensive support and guidance before your baby’s arrival:

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Peace of Mind

We take the stress out of baby preparations, leaving you more time to focus on cherishing this special moment.

Expert Guidance

Benefit from our doulas' expertise and industry knowledge to make informed decisions about essential baby products.

Customized Support

Our personalized approach ensures that your specific needs and concerns are addressed with care and attention to detail.

Ready to Get Started?


Contact Us

Complete our contact form. Within 24 hours we will provide you with additional information and pricing for the requested services.


Initial Interview

We will provide with a list of doulas that match your criteria. You will have the ability to interview these doulas to see if they are a fit for your family before committing.


Hire Your Doula!

Once we find the perfect match for your family, you can hire the doula and begin receiving your postpartum care!

Our Commitment

Here at Bay Area Night Doulas, we are committed to providing families with only the most qualified doulas.

We require all of our doulas to have extensive formal training and certifications including:

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