Have you Considered Employing a Maternity Nurse?
Are you currently pregnant, maybe thinking about starting a family or perhaps hoping to expand it! Wherever you are in the grand scheme of ‘families’, there is always so much to think about as you plan ahead and figure out everything you will need to do.
Support and reassurance can be key for when you arrive home with your new born baby. You might be a first time mother, who would welcome professional advice and assistance as you settle into your new routines or you might be an experienced mother, who would welcome the help and an extra pair of capable hands, so you have time to give to siblings so they don’t feel left out. Additionally, in both cases, you may be seeking rest to recuperate from a difficult birth or are simply needing more sleep, as those little darlings can be pretty demanding!
A professional and experienced Maternity Nurse will assist with all of this and much, much more! Each family, household and situation is unique and as such it is important that the right person is found to complement your wishes as to how you would like to commence your child’s life and establish the routines that will help them grow and flourish.
There are a number of key questions that you could and should consider, when you think about employing a Maternity Nurse – some of these are practical considerations such as, will the Maternity Nurse share a room with the baby so they can do the night feeds and the routine of changing, winding and settling them afterwards and other questions will be personal to you.
Am I happy to allow the Maternity Nurse take charge when appropriate?
Will they support my choice of routine or feeding on demand
Will they support me if I wish to breast feed long-term?
Are they willing to help with some duties to look after our other children?
Will they support the sleep routine I would like for my baby?
Do I want them to be able to travel with us?
Do I need someone with special experience such as premature babies, circumcision or multiple births?
Can they be flexible about the length of their stay and would they be happy to extend it if required?
A Maternity Nurse can undoubtedly be a huge asset to your family and your overall experience of bringing home your baby and getting settled. Your Maternity Nurse can be with you for as little as 1 week, the average is about 4 weeks and after that you can keep them for as long as you would like!
Flexibility is key and all you have to do is tap into their wonderful resources of knowledge and experience both for yourself and your baby.
In order to receive further information regarding employing a maternity nurse, including costs, we have a dedicated Maternity Team who would be delighted to talk you through the process.
The Eden Maternity Team can be contacted on: 020 7471 6000