Newborn Care Specialist
What is a Newborn Care Specialist?
A Newborn Care Specialist (NCS), is a skilled professional that has a focus on working with newborns. You may know them by the title "baby nurse" or "nursery nurse." In the United States, only those who are licensed nurses may use the title "nurse," thus the NCS title was born. Newborn Care Specialists educate the parents and caregivers, and work to develop the infant's own natural sleep and eat patterns. They typically work the first twelve weeks or until the infant is sleeping through the night. They typically work night shifts or a 24/6 schedule.
What is a Postpartum Doula?
A postpartum doula has her focus on the mother-baby unit and the family as a whole. Doulas are traditionally mother helpers, the career became popularized as modern family dynamics mean less people have local family to help them in home during the postpartum period. A postpartum doula is a trained professional that can walk new parents through the chaos of having a new baby, and empower and support them as parents. Doulas typically work a day shift or 24/6, but can also work just overnights.
Katie received her Newborn Care Specialist (NCS) training while at the English Nanny and Governess School, and completed her Postpartum Doula certification through Childbirth International. She supplemented that education with newborn care classes and conferences, and maintains professional networking to keep up with the latest information on newborns. She has worked overnight with singletons and twins, and has done daytime care for singletons, twins, and triplets.
Choose from overnights only, days only, 20 hours a day - 6 days a week, or awake overnight care. Please use contact form below for pricing and availability.