Parents call her "because they are exhausted," says Ruiz.
—Trish Crawford, "Doing it their way," The Toronto Star, January 20, 2007
She formed Sleep Doula three years ago after hundreds of new parents complained to her about sleep deprivation.
Her technique relies on old-fashioned comforting techniques combined with some time allowing the baby to cry it out, which teaches the baby to self soothe. She also develops a feeding and sleeping program for mom.
—Denise Davy, "Sleepless in Mommyland," The Hamilton Spectator, January 5, 2007
"I think the concept of a sleep doula is wonderful, and for some women it is absolutely necessary in reducing postpartum depression, psychosis or anxiety disorders. But for any woman, whether at risk or not, sleep protection is important, because what happens? Irritability. Anger. Outbursts. And who takes it? The family."
—Deirdre Kelly, "Mother's newest little helper: the sleep doula," The Globe and Mail, November 4, 2006