Sibling Doula (On-Call Babysitting Service for Labor)
Many people struggle to find reliable childcare for their children who are available on a moments notice when you go into labor. They may have family who live in a different state and cannot help or wonder what to do if they go into labor at 2am and daycare still isn't open for the day. Or you may be having a home birth and want both your partners full attention as well as someone available to care for your child. I can be that person.
Sibling Doula Package Includes:
- Free interview- Interviews are always free. Finding someone you feel comfortable and safe leaving your child with is very important so an interview that the child is a part of is essential
- Two Prenatal Appointments- The first will be for me to go over your child's schedule, likes/dislikes, house rules and emergency information. The second is to let your child get to know me and feel comfortable with me. At the second appointment I will focus mostly on the child and spending one on one time with him/her. This appointment will happen within 2-4 weeks of your due date.
- 24/7 On-Call- I will become on-call to care for your child starting 2 weeks before your due date. Once you go into labor and need me to babysit I will come 24hrs a day.
- 24hrs of childcare- I will attend to your child for up to 24hrs. I can pick up/drop off to daycare, school, or extra curricular activities. I bring a "Mary Poppins" bag of fun crafts and books so there will never be a dull moment while we patiently wait for the new baby to be born. If you'd like I can even bring the new big brother/sister to the hospital to meet the baby. If you are having a home birth I help your child be involved as much or as little as you and your child are comfortable with. Also if your partner needs to tend to the child for a moment I am happy to switch places and provide birth doula support temporarily. *Please note that I do not replace the need for a birth doula. I still highly recommend having a birth doula with you. Please see services if you would like me as your birth doula instead.
- Fee- Payment includes a flat on-call fee with an hourly rate for childcare. Please call or email for details.
Sibling doula services are offered on a limited first come, first serve basis. Please contact me ASAP if you are interested in having an on-call babysitter. This service is offered for families within a 30 mile distance from Kingston, NY.