Post Natal Support
Leaving hospital with your new baby will bring feelings of pride, relief and often some apprehension. It is usual for new (and sometimes experienced) mums and dads to feel a little unsure how to care for the newest and smallest member of the family. Usual anxieties can include the following:
- Feeling emotionally overwhelmed with the wonderful but big change in your lives
- Feeling physically exhausted from giving birth and lack of sleep
- Struggling with breastfeeding – unsettled baby, sore nipples, insufficient milk supply, lack of confidence . . .
- How to use a breast pump and sterilise equipment
- Ensuring baby is gaining adequate weight?
There is not ‘one set way’ to care for your baby, as all babies are different and all parents are different. We each have our unique life experiences and cultural backgrounds that influence the way that we care for our children. The way you choose will be right for your family. There are just a few golden rules that are the same for all of us though – keeping your baby warm, safe and nourished with a much love as you can give.
It is good to make a list of things that may be bothering you as they crop up. You will then be able to discuss them easily when i visit.
As a midwife I can help with all of the above new parent problems by visiting you at home to give help and reassurance (see services). It often only takes one visit to set your mind at ease and give you the advice that you need.