A maternity nurse is usually a qualified childcare nurse, but can also be a nanny with extensive experience with infants. A professional will come to your home and help you with the day-to-day management of your baby and answer all your questions about hygiene, feeding and baby’s rhythm. But the maternity nurse is not there to take your place with your baby! The aim is to make you independent by giving you all the advice you need. She will provide you with her know-how and take over so that you can rest and recover from the fatigue associated with pregnancy and childbirth.
One of the services offered by maternity nurses is the management of the newborn’s nights. All young parents dread this difficult period, waking up every two hours for a feed or bottle… and the fatigue that accumulates. When there are other children and a whole household to deal with during the day, those hours spent rocking a newborn for hours on end between midnight and 3am are the most difficult. The service usually lasts between 10am and 12pm and is designed to both allow you to rest and help baby find his rhythm by listening to his needs and being alert to signs of wakefulness. She will also be able to support you in setting up breastfeeding and intervene with your baby if he is still not sleeping through the night after a few months. She can also carry out small tasks for babies aged 2 to 3 months who have difficulty sleeping at night.
For any request for a Maternity Nurse, please contact us!