Should you want postnatal sessions to provide guidance and support in staying on top of things (other family members may be feeling quite tired too) I can arrange to do this for you. Mothering skills take time and practice but a relaxed, stress-free atmosphere helps these to develop.
I generally work four-hour weekday mornings but can be flexible where needed.
I may offer suggestions and help around infant feeding, handling and bathing. I will give you space to discuss any concerns and issues that may be worrying you in complete confidence, and I can provide information/links to helpful resources, as well as caring companionship.
The first few weeks of a baby’s life can be unexpectedly exhausting as your body adapts to the demands placed on it, hormones do a dance all of their own and baby’s changing needs may seem bewildering. Sleep and feeding rhythms, breast changes, growths spurts and colicky symptoms can be challenging, particularly for first-time parents and this is where my experience can help.
If you need to rest or go out, or need help preparing a meal or caring for your other children, I can assist. Sometimes just washing your hair or finding time to go to the loo in the early days can be a challenge! The most important thing is to bond with your baby, and that’s not always easy to do when you are overtired or perhaps there is more than one baby to bond with. I am happy to do laundry, sterilise baby bottles, do a bit of shopping, tidy up and keep your kitchen spic and span.
Once I am booked you can call or email me for advice, before and after your baby’s birth; I will always be glad to encourage and offer support and suggestions. ( Please note calls and texts are welcome between 8am and 9pm.)