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Night Respite

sleepless nights don't have to be part of parenthood
Mother and Baby Sleeping
what is night respite?

Parenthood doesn't adhere to a 9-to-5 schedule, which is why we offer overnight respite services to provide exhausted parents with the opportunity to rest and recharge. Let us care for your little one while you catch up on much-needed sleep, knowing that your baby is in capable and loving hands.

Whether you're exclusively breastfeeding or using other feeding methods, our priority is ensuring you get the rest you need while keeping your baby happy, comfortable, and well-cared for. We'll work together to create a sleep plan that meets your family's needs, providing support and guidance every step of the way. Our goal is to empower you to enjoy restful nights and precious moments with your newborn.

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how does night respite work?

Choose a time in the evening or night that works best for your family. This is when the four hour period will begin.

Choose whether to have your newborn specialist complete your little one's night routine, work with you to complete it, or complete it on your own prior to heading to bed.

Focus on getting deep, restful sleep while knowing there is someone keeping your little one calm, comforted, and well cared for.

If your baby wakes to feed, we can do a variety of different things including, but not limited to, preparing a breastmilk or formula bottle, bringing baby to you to night nurse, or having you come to baby. Once baby is fed, you go right back to sleep and we will patiently and lovingly sooth your little back to sleep.




Night respite offers parents the opportunity to get uninterrupted rest while a trained caregiver tends to their baby's needs during the overnight hours. As of right now, we only offer four hour sessions for night support.

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what's included:
  • 4 Consecutive Hours of Night Respite

  • Scheduled in advanced to begin at your convenience

  • Newborn expert cares for your newborn while you sleep

  • Ability to customize based on feeding preferences

per hour

Michala's placenta preparation services exceeded my expectations in every way. From our initial consultation to the final product, Michala's professionalism, expertise, and attention to detail were evident. I felt completely confident in her ability to handle my placenta with care and ensure its safety throughout the process. The placenta capsules she provided were of excellent quality, and I truly believe they made a significant difference in my postpartum recovery. I highly recommend Michala's services to any expectant parent seeking natural support and wellness during the postpartum period."



Frequently Asked Questions

Here are our most frequently asked questions regarding night respite:

  • What services does Rooted Birth Collective offer?
    Rooted Birth Collective offers a range of birth-related services, including labor doula support, postpartum doula care, overnight respite, and placenta encapsulation. Once we have both completed Midwifery school, we will happily offer full prenatal to postnatal midwifery care.
  • How do I schedule services with Rooted Birth Collective?
    Scheduling doula services with Rooted Birth Collective is easy! Simply reach out to us via phone or email to schedule a complimentary consultation, and we'll guide you through the process of securing support for your birth journey.
  • What areas does Rooted Birth Collective serve?
    Rooted Birth Collective is proud to serve families in and around the Fort Worth area. However, we are always open to discussing support options for families outside of our primary service area.
  • At Rooted, what training and certifications have you obtained?
    At Rooted Birth Collective, we uphold the highest standards of professionalism and expertise in our field. With three prestigious certifications—Placenta Preparation Specialist Certification, Peer Lactation Certification, and Holistic Doula & Birthkeepers—we are equipped with the knowledge and skills to provide exceptional care to our clients. Our certifications are obtained through the esteemed H.E.R.B.A.L. Training Program, ensuring that we stay abreast of the latest developments and best practices in the birth and postpartum support industry. In addition, both of our team members are CPR and First Aid certified, and have undergone comprehensive background checks, giving you peace of mind as you embark on your birthing journey with us.
  • What is your refund policy?
    At Rooted Birth Collective, we strive to provide the highest quality of service to our clients. Due to the nature of our services, we do not offer refunds. However, if you have any issues or concerns with our services, please reach out to us. We will do our best to address your concerns and, if necessary, offer additional time or services to ensure your satisfaction. Your happiness and confidence in our services are our top priorities. We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise during childbirth, and some doulas may have a strict "no fault" policy if they are unable to attend due to birthing circumstances. However, at Rooted Birth Collective, we prioritize creating a supportive and stress-free environment for your birthing experience. While we will make every effort to avoid such situations, if circumstances arise that prevent us from attending your birth, we will offer postpartum services free of charge to continue supporting you during this important time. Your well-being and satisfaction are our utmost priority, and we are committed to being a positive presence throughout your birthing journey.
  • What is placenta encapsulation, and what are its benefits?
    Placenta encapsulation is the process of preparing the placenta for consumption in capsule form. Many people believe that consuming placenta capsules can help balance hormones, increase energy levels, support postpartum recovery, and enhance milk supply.
  • How many placenta pills will I receive?
    The number of placenta pills produced can vary depending on the size of the placenta, but on average, it typically yields between 80 to 160 pills.
  • What are the sterile measures that take place during placenta encapsulation?
    We are trained placenta preparation professionals. We have completed an OSHA-approved Blood Borne Pathogen & Infection Control Training and hold Texas Food Handler's Certifications. The preparation area will be thoroughly disinfected prior to placenta processing, and all supplies will be sterilized before use.
  • What will my placenta come packaged in?
    Your placenta capsules will come in an air-tight, food-safe container.
  • How do I prepare my placenta for transport?
    If birthing in the hospital, your care team should be able to provide you with a plastic container to hold your placenta. Otherwise we suggest simply using a double bagging method with traditional ziploc bags. PLEASE NOTE: Your placenta should be refrigerated, or put on ice, when possible; and should not be at room temperature for more than a few hours. Additionally, if the placenta can not be transported within 24 hours of delivery, we recommend moving the placenta to the freezer.
  • How long will it take to get my encapsulated placenta returned to me?
    We guarantee your processed placenta within the first week postpartum, however the typical turn around time is 2-3 days.
  • Are there times where my placenta can not be used?
    There are certain circumstances where a placenta may not be suitable for encapsulation, such as if there are signs of infection during labor and delivery (chorioamnionitis), if the mother knowingly utilized drugs during the pregnancy, if the placenta was not handled or stored properly, or if there are any abnormalities or concerns identified during examination.
  • What happens if I pay for placenta services and the placenta is not able to be used?
    Our approach is to assess each situation here individually. Typically if the placenta is deemed non-consumable, due to circumstances outside of your control, we will do our best to either provide a refund or offer an alternative service. However refunds will not be provided for issues that resulted from client error or negligence.
  • What is a doula, and how can they support me during labor and birth?
    A doula is a trained professional who provides emotional, physical, and informational support to birthing individuals and their families before, during, and after childbirth. Doulas offer continuous support throughout labor, helping to alleviate discomfort, provide encouragement, and advocate for your birth preferences.
  • What are the benefits of hiring a doula for my birth?
    Research has shown that having a doula present during labor and birth can lead to shorter labors, reduced risk of medical interventions, increased satisfaction with the birth experience, and improved outcomes for both birthing individuals and babies.
  • How do I know if I need postpartum doula support?
    Postpartum doula support can be beneficial for any family adjusting to life with a new baby. Whether you need assistance with newborn care, breastfeeding support, household tasks, or emotional guidance, a postpartum doula can provide invaluable support during this transitional time.
  • What qualifications do the doulas at Rooted Birth Collective have?
    Our doulas at Rooted Birth Collective are H.E.R.B.A.L. trained doulas, certified in placenta preparation, and hold peer lactation certification. Additionally, we are CPR first aid certified, bring over a decade of personal experience as mothers, and are student midwives.
  • When should I hire a doula?
    It's recommended to hire a doula as early as possible in your pregnancy to ensure you have ample time to establish a relationship and benefit from their support throughout your pregnancy, labor, and postpartum period.
  • Can I meet with the doulas at Rooted Birth Collective before hiring them?
    Yes, absolutely! Rooted Birth Collective offers complimentary consultations for all prospective clients. This gives you the opportunity to meet with our doulas, ask questions, and determine if our services are the right fit for your needs and preferences.
  • Is doula support covered by insurance?
    While some insurance plans may cover doula services, coverage varies widely. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to inquire about potential coverage options for doula support. Please Note: We have all felt financial burden at one point or another. Reach out to us. Let's get to know one another first and then if you have any true financial concerns, we can figure it out together.
  • What is Night Respite?
    Night respite is a service provided by trained caregivers who support parents by caring for their baby during the overnight hours, allowing parents to get uninterrupted rest.
  • Who can benefit from night respite services?
    Night respite services are beneficial for new parents who may be experiencing sleep deprivation and exhaustion due to caring for a newborn during the night.
  • What does a Newborn Specialist do during Night Respite?
    A night respite newborn specialist tends to the baby's needs during the night, including feeding, diaper changes, soothing, and comforting, allowing parents to get much-needed sleep.
  • Is night respite only for breastfeeding mothers?
    No, night respite services can be beneficial for all parents, regardless of their feeding method. Caregivers can assist with bottle feeding, breastfeeding, or any other feeding preferences.
  • How do I schedule night respite services?
    To schedule night respite services, simply contact us and inquire about availability. We will work with you to create a schedule that meets your needs.
  • Is night respite available every night?
    Night respite services may vary in availability depending on caregiver schedules and demand. It's best to inquire about availability in advance to ensure we can accommodate your needs.
  • Are night respite caregivers trained and certified?
    Yes, we are trained and certified professionals with experience in newborn care. At Rooted Birth Collective, we undergo thorough background checks and training to ensure the highest quality of care.
  • What safety measures are in place during night respite services?
    We prioritize the safety and well-being of your baby during night respite services. As newborn care specialists, we are trained in safe sleep practices and follow strict protocols to ensure a safe and secure environment for your baby.
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