Postpartum Support

The postpartum period is the weeks after birth, often referred to as the “fourth trimester”, when you and your baby are getting to know each other, and you are adjusting to being a parent.

While it is a magical time it can also be a vulnerable time, as your body recovers after birth, learning how to care for your newborn and adjusting to parenthood (being on-call 24/7).  This is often a time when parents can find themselves feeling isolated, struggling to find answers, and sometimes overwhelmed by other people’s opinions. Research teaches us that support is essential during this time, both for the wellbeing of parents and the wellbeing of babies.

We offer postnatal home visits giving you and your family support with your newborn. We believe in nurturing and guiding parents, so that you feel supported emotionally and equipt with knowledge and practical tips to help you and your baby have a joyeous first year.

 

Support and guidence in:

  • General care of the baby
  • Feeding: breastfeeding and bottle feeding, pumping and also weaning onto solids
  • Bathing
  • Postnatal healing for mothers
  • Colic and constant crying
  • Soothing and settling techniques
  • Getting into a routine – sleeping and feeding
  • How your baby is developing – physical and emotional milestones

Cost: $180 for a 90 minute consultation

The Importance of Touch

A wonderful video clip demonstrating how warm water and touch can soothe, comfort and calm babies. Just one of the techniques you can learn with us.

Having a baby is a wonderful and special time but sometimes it can be very challenging, tiring and an emotional journey.

We also offer:

  • Emotional support; helping couples to recognise potential signs of postnatal depression and referring you to the right support.
  • Support from birth trauma
  • Birth loss