August 31, 2023

Postpartum Services & Baby Nurses

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, but the reality is that these providers do not have current nursing degrees, and the term is actually illegal to use in many states. Anyone claiming to be a baby nurse should be able to provide proof of a nursing degree and be compensated appropriately. Below is a quick chart showing the difference between a postpartum doula and a “baby nurse”.

When you choose Colorado Mountain Doulas for baby nurse services, you get much more than than a typical baby nurse.

Baby Nurse Denver Colorado

Our Postpartum and Infant Care Doulas 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 Doula Standard.

In-home professional care for your newborn includes but is not limited to:

  • newborn care
  • infant feeding
  • parent support
  • overnight care

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.

What’s the difference between a baby nurse and a postpartum doula?

Below is a quick chart showing the difference between a postpartum doula and a “baby nurse”.

Postpartum DoulaNewborn Care SpecialistBaby Nurse
Certification Processyesyesno
Knowledge of Birth Process and Recoveryyesmaybemaybe
Newborn Careyesyesyes
Emotional Supportyesmaybeno
Family/Sibling Supportyesmaybeno
Infant Feeding Knowledgeyesyesmaybe
Meal Preparation Availableyesnono
Light Household Upkeepyesnono
Customized Care Planyesmaybeno
Overnight Careyesyesmaybe
Hands-on Education for Parentsyesmaybeno
CPR Certifiedyesyesmaybe
First Aid Certifiedyesyesmaybe

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