Gentle Births and Beyond
The immediate days and weeks after giving birth are incredibly life changing. Each day is different as you learn and discover more about your newborn, and adjust to parenthood. A lot of emphasis is often placed on pregnancy and labour and less so on the postnatal period. Support at this time is crucial and a gentle transition is beneficial to the bonding process between you and your baby.
Postnatal care: Once you arrive home with your baby I can visit on the same or following day and support with 'settling' in. Thereafter I can visit daily for the first 3 days, and gradually reduce the visits up to 6 weeks as your confidence increases. Your chosen method of feeding support will be given with a holistic approach to care. Adequate rest, nutrition and hydration is vital for you and your family and ensuring this, is integrated within the care provided.
Breastfeeding support: Breastfeeding is a natural but new and complex skill for you and your baby to learn. I can support you in a non rushed and gentle way to ensure you get breastfeeding off to the right start, where difficulties may arise I can guide you through the process. Having adequate support and advice in the first instance will provide the foundations to successful long term breastfeeding outcomes for you and your baby.