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Found 6 Pros in Santa Ana, CA, USA | Night nannying
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Glen J

West Hollywood, CA

2 reviews • 13 families supported • 2 years experience

2 reviews • 13 families supported • 2 years experience

As a former nanny and experienced personal chef, the need to care is innate, and it was natural that when it time to move on, I became a doula. I combine the best of Western knowledge, Chinese philosophy and Indigenous Caribbean and Afro-Indigenous Caribbean guidance to provide a unique blend of care that works at multiple levels. I am currently training to offer birth support, so my rates for birth are flexible.

Care philosophy

I firmly believe in gentle guidance that allows new and intended parents to rest and recover, filtering the noise and offering a singular well of information and care to limit being overwhelmed.

Areas served

  • California
  • New York
  • Florida
  • Texas
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • The DMV
  • Nevada


  • Yoelys
    November 23, 2022 at 7:36 am | Client review

    Glen was my postpartum doula who stayed with me some days and some night. She kept me hydrated, made very tasty food and encouraged skin to skin time with baby. She’d use this time to do laundry or wash dishes and I really was able to focus on bonding with my baby and not about other things. She showed me how to keep my baby sleeping safe and helped me address my postpartum anxiety in so many ways.

$ flexible
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Destiney McCraney

Bellflower, CA

3 reviews • 10 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 10 families supported • 2 years experience

I feel like everyone has the goal in life to find their purpose, and some are blessed to find it early. I have been living in my purpose more than half my life and didn't even know it. I became an aunt at 8 years old and that was my first experience with childbirth and childcare. Throughout the years I became that friend or relative who would go to doctor's appointments, download a pregnancy app and celebrate monthly changes, come over to hold the baby so they could have a bath, be in the room during delivery, and babysit. My mom always called me "the baby whisperer" because kids loved me from the moment I interacted with them. I became a preschool teacher after obtaining my B.A. in Human Development and continued teaching for 4 years. I was introduced to the role of being a doula through a friend and now mentor on social media. I was intrigued and inspired by her passion. After extensive research I realized the one thing I had been passionate about my entire life could be my career. I immediately began trainings and found that I fell even more in love with this work. I call this "The Journey" because I have so many plans for the future and I hope in some way you all may be a part of them.

Care philosophy

I believe that the birthing person is just as important as the new life they are bringing into the world. I focus on making sure that the birthing person is seen and heard throughout their journey. When a partner is present I do my best to make sure they feel involved in the journey and the delivery. I carry this into postpartum work as well.

Areas served

  • Los Angeles
  • Long Beach
  • Riverside
  • Orange County


  • Tremaine
    October 20, 2022 at 11:25 am | Peer review

    Destiney approached me in 2020 with so much passion and grief associated with the birthing industry. She asked me for guidance and told me how committed she was to birth work. She kept her word. Destiney has shadowed me as a birth and traditional postpartum doula, in multiple births with lots of families in Southern California and attended many trainings from my resource lists. She’s put so much money and energy into a field that in the beginning can not give back a lot of financial support. I do not rely on other doulas for backup or coverage other than one colleague and Destiney recently was added to that list. She is excellent with communication, reliable, honest, passionate and so loving.

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Melanie Smith


0 reviews • 300 families supported • 8 years experience

0 reviews • 300 families supported • 8 years experience

Melanie is a Birth Doula, Innate® Postpartum Care Practitioner, Certified Lactation Educator Counselor, and Birth Story Medicine® Mentor. Her focus is on supporting families through the changes to their bodies, minds, souls, and relationships before, during, and after the birth of a baby. She is passionate about centering the care of the Mother as the cornerstone for familial health, and honoring the rite of passage that is becoming a parent through community education and support.

Care philosophy

Intuitively honoring the individual needs of each family, Melanie approaches doula support with a hands-on curiosity. She offers a perfect balance of discovering what you hold dear and desire for your journey into parenting, while simultaneously offering the most essential resources for you to feel prepared and supported throughout the entire process.

Areas served

  • Aliso viejo, CA
  • Mission Viejo, CA
  • Irvine, CA
  • Laguna Beach, CA
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Dana Point, CA
  • San Clemente, CA
  • Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Orange, CA
  • Lake Forest. CA
  • Laguna Hills, CA
  • Corona Del Mar, CA
  • Tustin, CA
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Huntington Beach, CA
$ flexible

Ja’ Tranaé

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 9 years experience

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 9 years experience

Family Planner #holisticcare #holistichealing #LosAngeles

Care philosophy

iwill #support #you #if #you #choose ..... #home #birth #midwife #chanting #swearin #obgyn #epidural #hospital #birth #food #natural #birth #induction #silence #vbac #spontaneous #labor !!! #i #am #your #doula #support #you #in #YOUR #Birth #Choices

Areas served

  • Washington DC
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Phone / Virtual Support
$ flexible


Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 11 years experience

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 11 years experience

I obtained my bachelor's degree in Human Biology and Society from UCLA and took several maternal & fetal health as well and child development and psychology courses. I am a trained holistic Newborn Care Specialist, DONA International Doula and plan to take a new parent education course as well as sleep training courses in the future. I like to hike, run, dance and experiment with healthy foods in the kitchen. I love being around kids, specially babies. I can help with baby laundry, organizing the nursery, sanitizing baby toys/bottles and some personal and virtual assistance when necessary.

Care philosophy

Hi! I'm a mom of two, photographer, Postpartum Doula and Newborn Care Specialist with over ten years of experience in the maternity, newborn and infant care industry. I studied health and wellness extensively and know just how much a good support system can help a mom's emotional and mental state. I would love to be your support system during this beautiful experience we call parenthood.

Areas served

  • West Los Angeles, CA
  • Orange County, CA
  • Irvine, CA
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • Pacific Palisades, CA


Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 60 families supported • 6 years experience

0 reviews • 60 families supported • 6 years experience

As a birth doula, postpartum doula and infant massage teacher, I work with families in the Los Angeles area to provide non-judgemental support during birth, adoption, and the postpartum period. I strive to be a calm presence in your life and offer physical, emotional, nurturing and evidenced-based support during your journey into parenthood. It is my passion to provide a safe space for my clients to have an empowered birth and postpartum experience and trust what is best for their body. As a queer person, I'm dedicated to providing inclusive care that supports all identities and family structures. I completed my postpartum doula training in 2013 after working as a nanny for several years. After supporting families as a postpartum doula I was inspired to complete my birth doula training. I feel honored to hold space during such a transformative time and I look forward to supporting you on your journey. I grew up on the East Coast but I have called California home for the past seven years. Besides being a doula, I enjoy cooking, hiking, drinking tea, vintage thrifting, arts & crafts and spending time with my partner and cat.

Care philosophy

It is my passion to provide a safe space for my clients to have an empowered birth and postpartum experience. My goal is to empower you to connect with your intuition and trust what is best for your body.

Areas served

  • Los Feliz
  • Highland Park
  • Pasadena
  • Glendale
  • South Pasadena
  • Silverlake
  • Glassell Park
  • Mt. Washington
  • West Hollywood
  • Atwater Village
  • Beverly Hills
  • Hollywood
  • Eagle Rock
  • Burbank
  • East Hollywood
  • Toluca Lake

Night Nanny Services: FAQs

A night nanny is a trained professional that specializes in newborn care. They are known as “night nannies” because they arrive at night and offer their nannying services until the morning.

Night nannies are also known as newborn care specialists, which is often abbreviated as “NCS.” A night nanny usually works with new parents for 8-12 weeks after the baby is born. Night nannies are often also called “night nurses.”

It can be incredibly exhausting to sleep train new babies, and a night nanny is expected to sleep train babies. Night nannies can also educate and inform new parents on the best way to feed, bathe, sleep train, and swaddle their children. They are generally available for 8-12 hours during the night and provide nanny services during this time.

Many professional parents often hire overnight nannies in Santa Ana, CA because they may work long hours. It might be extremely difficult for these parents to get enough sleep to remain productive, and a night nanny can help them begin sleeping properly. Meela can help you connect with a night nanny in Santa Ana, CA today.

To find a night nanny in Santa Ana, CA, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified night nannies near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.

You can interview and chat with as many night nannies as you wish and hire a night nanny in Santa Ana, CA with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a night nanny. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted night nannies Meela brings you.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: Answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated night nannies near you. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  2. Get your list of night nannies: In a few hours, you will have a collection of night nannies near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience, and read reviews. You can chat with each night nanny to learn more about them.
  3. Hire a night nanny with confidence: Schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top night nanny choices. Hire your top night nanny and start getting your family the care it deserves.

To find a night nanny, you can also browse the available night nannies near you in Santa Ana, CA and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the night nannies you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three overnight nannies before hiring a night nanny near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified overnight nanny near you and start getting the care you deserve.

The cost of a night nanny can vary based on a variety of factors, including their experience, their services, and their skills or specializations. Overall, the average cost of a night nanny in Santa Ana, CA is $25-40 per hour.

It should be noted that the price of a night nanny in Santa Ana, CA will likely increase if the night nanny is contracted to deal with twins or multiple children. Also, a night nanny’s cost may depend on their level of education, the needs of the newborn, or their exact responsibilities for specific clients.

There are some situations in which your insurance company will help you cover the costs of childcare, and this can obviously help those parents that want their baby’s needs met but might not be as financially secure. Unfortunately, a night nanny usually isn’t covered by insurance.

However, there are some cases where a night nanny is covered by insurance. For example, if your child health issues, parents may want to check to see whether their night nanny costs can be covered by their insurance company since their role is more directly related to your child’s health.

There are many situations in which parents might consider a night nanny in Santa Ana, CA. First, both parents might be working long hours, which means that neither of them have the time to actually bathe/feed/swaddle the child when necessary. Some parents might already rely on friends and family, but realize that they require more help when it comes to their children.

A night nanny is also often most necessary in situations where there are twins or triplets. These parents simply may need extra help to care for these children night after night, and night nannies can help take over some of the workload. For first-time parents, for example, having to care for multiple children for the first time can be overwhelming and stressful. Other parents might also be dealing with mental health issues or postpartum depression.

A night nanny is expected to care for the baby as the parent would if they were awake. Night nannies wash baby bottles, prepare feeds, sterilize pump equipment, and more. Overnight nannies also bathe, feed, diaper, and swaddle the baby, as well. A night nanny can also provide care in situations where the mother might be recovering from a C-section, for example.

In many cases, the process is simple: a parent often hands off their baby to their night nanny so that they can get some much-needed sleep. The night nanny remains at the household until the parent(s) wake up, and then night nannies leave once the parents can take over child care duties.

Every family’s needs are different, but night nannies are expected to burp the baby, bathe the baby, prepare formula, and provide other nanny duties. In summary, overnight nannies in Santa Ana, CA are expected to keep the baby fed, comfortable, clean, rested, and dry.

However, night nannies are not expected to complete household chores that are unrelated to baby care. It’s also important to note that a night nanny in Santa Ana, CA will obviously need to get their rest, as well – so bedding must be provided. A night nanny typically sleeps once the baby is already resting and their nanny chores are complete.

A night nanny can often help parents with emotional support or provide extra help for a sick child. An overnight nanny in Santa Ana, CA can help reduce stress and anxiety for many new parents who might have issues with their work-life balance.

One of the most obvious differentiators in the world of night nannies in Santa Ana, CA is the fact that a night nanny might have specific experience with children of a specific age. Some night nannies might have certifications such as nursing certifications or sleep certifications. Many night nannies are often involved for the first six weeks of childbirth, and some of them remain with parents for months.

For example, some night nannies might have specialized skills for children aged 1-2, while others may be more experienced with children aged 3-4. Obviously, the responsibilities of these night nannies in Santa Ana, CA differ depending on the age of the children that they are supervising.

Some night nannies might be CPR-certified or first-aid certified, which can give more peace of mind to parents who might be concerned about potential sleep or breathing issues. Other overnight nannies might specialize in newborns that have colic or reflux issues, as well.

There are some overnight nannies in Santa Ana, CA that might be open to caring for your child while you are traveling out of town, while other nannies might not be available for that amount of time. There is no certification required to become a night nanny in Santa Ana, CA. However, some night nannies choose to become newborn care specialists, and undergo NCS training.

There are some families that try to compare the concept of a “night nanny” to an “overnight babysitter.” The main difference here involves the level of commitment that a night nanny has to a newborn, versus a babysitter that may only have to provide minimal care to a newborn or child.

A babysitter is often not responsible for actually creating/fixing meals for newborns, washing their baby bottles, or doing their laundry. While a babysitter might monitor a newborn or make sure that they are safe – a nanny might spend time soothing a newborn, swaddling them, or taking care of their meals and clothes. A nanny has more obligations than a babysitter, and are considered more of an “extension” of the parents.

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