Your overnight doula helps maximize sleep for your whole family. Providing baby care and sweet soothing during nights allows mama and other family members to rest. Night doulas help to make a plan for the family’s evening of sweet slumber. They also help configure baby’s space for maximum care and sleep efficiency. Mama can choose to sleep through the night, or have the overnight doula bring baby to her awake and ready for an efficient feeding. Your overnight doula can also bottle feed the baby either pumped breastmilk or formula while the rest of the family sleeps. Your overnight doula will need a place to rest near your baby or babies while they sleep. Postpartum depression research shows that sleep deprivation can be a root cause, and also can be turned around by providing 4 (or more) hours of continuous sleep.