What’s the difference between a Baby Nurse, a Postpartum
Doula, and a Newborn Care Specialist?
What Is A Baby Nurse?
The term baby nurse has become a general term used in the U.S. to describe a person who cares for your baby at night. This term gives the impression of a trained medical nurse, in your home to care for your baby. The reality is that these providers do not have current nursing degrees, and the term is actually illegal to use in many states. Additionally, anyone claiming to be one should be able to provide proof of a nursing degree and be compensated appropriately. Below is a quick chart showing the differences. Read Baby Nurse vs. Newborn Care Specialist.
Postpartum Doula Newborn Care Specialist Baby Nurse
Training yes yes maybe
Certification Process yes yes no
Knowledge of Birth Process and Recovery yes maybe maybe
Newborn Care yes yes yes
Emotional Support yes maybe no
Family/Sibling Support yes maybe no
Infant Feeding Knowledge yes yes maybe
Meal Preparation Available yes no no
Light Household Upkeep yes no no
Customized Care Plan yes maybe no
Overnight Care yes yes maybe
Hands-on Education for Parents yes maybe no
CPR Certified yes yes maybe
First Aid Certified yes yes maybe
What Our Postpartum Doulas Can Do For You
Our Postpartum Doulas and Newborn Care Specialists provide professional, expert support, and hands-on experience to care for your entire family. Throughout your experience with CMD, you can expect a discreet, luxurious and personalized experience – the Colorado Mountain Doulas Standard.
In-home professional care for your newborn includes but is not limited to:
Overnight care is provided in 10-hour shifts tailored to your needs and schedule. Our goal is to guide you through those first few weeks or months providing personalized support for your family.