I am a Newborn Care Specialist/ 'Baby Nurse'. This is a well trained and experienced newborn specialist. Her duties include coming to your home on a daily basis during the first week of your baby’s life to assist you in the nuances of day to day care of a newborn. She is specialized in childcare and all the necessary and accepted practices in newborn care including but not limited to infant CPR certification, appropriate and reliable usage of car seats and lactation support. By the time the due date approaches, it is advisable for the new mom to have already secure a Newborn Care Specialist. Doing so alleviates the stress of a new mom coming home to tackle this daunting task on her own as her Newborn Care Specialist will already be at her home, well adjusted and awaiting their arrival from the hospital. The mom also has the alternative of having her Newborn Care Specialist accompany her from the hospital. The Newborn Care Specialist goal is to offer a service that specifically meets every need of the new mom. The position of a Newborn Care Specialist is a temporary assignment that can require a 24 hour shift or night time shift. The length of the assignment is solely within the parents’ discretion. An assignment typically ranges between a 2 - 12 week period, with a longer duration for premature babies and special needs infants.