HARMONY | CONFIDENCE | SUPPORTIVE | COMPREHENSIVE | GRATITUDE
Why Do I NEED Postpartum Nursing Care?
ALL FAMILIES NEED THE SUPPORT!
Having reliable, consistent, dependable help during the postpartum period has been proven to reduce postpartum depression, increase breastfeeding goals, and help new moms and partners SLEEP! Parents are able to bond more effectively and enjoy their baby! On average, North American families live further apart or often don’t have the gift of multigenerational family members to support new moms or moms with new babies. Partners also don’t get enough family leave time, this leaves moms with the stress and burden of healing and having to care for their newborn alone.
Research shows that women often feel “abandoned” by healthcare providers after they give birth. There is very little, if any, follow up from your medical team once you get home, and yet, you are still healing! We want to assure that you avoid complications and readmission to the hospital, stay on course with breastfeeding, sleep, have the skills and safety to care for your newborn, maintain connectedness with your partner and support your mental health!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why do we start working with you in the hospital, rather than when you get home?
Postpartum starts the second you give birth! Once you give birth and the medical staff determine that you and your baby are healthy, their goal is to get you discharged! Your hospital nurse will be caring for 6 other patients besides you!
What’s the process look like to work with you?
What does day vs night postpartum care look like and how do we decide which is best for us?
Day postpartum care is recommended for those needing more comprehensive nursing care. For example, complications during or after delivery that require more nursing care (infected cesarean section, high blood pressure issues, infant with high risk needs, etc). Having a nurse during the day can also help with the establishment of day to day routines that support you in self care and rest and is especially helpful if your partner has to return to work or has no leave time.
How long do clients typically hire your for? How do we decide how long?
This is totally dependent upon the needs and wants of the individual client. Our professional recommendation is that comprehensive nursing care is most vital in the first 4 to 8 weeks of postpartum. This is a very delicate period while your body is healing, you are adjusting to your new lifestyle especially breastfeeding, and need tons of confidence building support so that bonding with your precious little one is surrounded by happy healthy memories.
How do "guaranteed dates" work and can we extend our care with you?
How does payment work?
Once you decide to book, there is a non-refundable deposit that locks you in my calendar and goes towards your last hours of service. We accept payment via credit card (additional 3%), Wells Fargo Zelle, Venmo, check or cash. If you elect the Hourly Care Bundle, payment is due at the end of the work day; if you elect the Baby Bundle, payments are due bi-weekly.
Do you care for multiples/high-risk (babies with medical conditions) newborns?
Yes! As a registered nurse, I have the training and expertise to care for high risk babies. My take on multiples is “more to love and snuggle, YAY!!!”.
How do you care for the mom during your time?
Our view is “Healthy MOM, healthy family”! Taking care of mom is my first priority! As your nurse, I will perform medical assessments that allow me to prevent or mitigate any complications that might arise physically, mentally, and/or emotionally. Complications like postpartum depression which can afflict both moms and dads, infection from your cesarean section, high blood pressure, or sleep deprivation (to name a few). The passion and goal behind providing postpartum care is to help you create or maintain the harmony of your family while giving you the support and expert guidance you need to feel confident and bond with your newborn.I am also additional comprehensive support that can take care of your entire family.
Who is postpartum nursing for?
Any and all families that are or will be in the postpartum period (birth through the first year). This is an inclusive service to all types of families. If you are new parents or adding to your family, grandparents raising your young grandchildren, foster, adoptive, or surrogate parents, we want to BUNDLE you in the support you need!
I already had my baby? Can you still help?
Do you offer medical advice, prescribe medications or can you be my primary provider?
I work in collaboration with your primary care provider (OB GYN, pediatrician, Family Doctor and/or Nurse Practitioner, or Midwife). As a nurse I can only make recommendations, I am not licensed to give medical advice beyond my nursing scope of practice, which means I CANNOT provide a medical diagnosis, medical treatment plans, and give medication orders. I can give medications to any member of your family with a doctor’s order and create client specific care plans that tailor to the needs of you and your newborn(s).
Do you teach any postpartum classes? Can I meet you before we work together?
Absolutely! I teach in-person Infant Safety & CPR and Baby Care classes and they are a great way for us to meet and interact prior to working together! I also am available for online or in-person interviews so we can see if we are a good match and I can answer all your questions!