I have a night nanny who takes care of my newborn so I don't have to, people say it's ridiculous but I need my sleep

A MUM has shared a video to Twitter showing what it's like having a night doula care for her baby.

American mum Brittany Bright shared a video about her night routine with her baby, which includes a nighttime postpartum doula (night nanny).

The video, posted to Twitter, shows the mum prepping bottles for her two-month-old son, and then leaving the baby care to the doula from 8 pm to 6 am.

Kidspot reported that the mum captioned the post: "There are zero happenings between 8 pm – 6 am because I'm usually ASLEEP, OK?" 

Brittany later added in the comments: "Postpartum Nighttime Doulas do a lot more than just take care of the baby throughout the night.

Adding: "It’s important you find one who fits you and your family's needs!"


The post was re-tweeted, shared, and liked thousands of times.

Brittany clearly anticipated some backlash when making the post and she got it.

While many applauded the prioritization of her sleep and mental health – and were somewhat envious – others were not so supportive.

"Say you rich without saying you rich," laughed one commenter.

Some of the nastier comments were deleted, according to other sources.

One person said: "The amount of young mothers I know would maintain healthier lives if they could afford this."

Another added: "Doula care from a reproductive/birth justice framework is NOT supposed to be luxurious."

"Imagine [if] all mothers had access to services like this" commented a third.

Others questioned how the mum was comfortable handing over her parent duties so easily – but she explained the doula had been with her for most of her pregnancy.

Brittany later tweeted another video in response to the unexpected direction of the first.

In it, she explains that motherhood is not a competition as to who struggles the most and that she's "proud" of herself for seeking the help she needs.

"Ask for help," she concludes. "There's nothing wrong with it."

In related news… NO DAYS OFF I’m a mum-of-12 at 32, I’ve only had two years where I wasn’t pregnant since I was 15 – I feel so old.

Speaking of children see how many dirty nappies is ‘normal’ to what a sleep schedule should REALLY look like – baby expert answers common Qs.

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