We offer postnatal visits, either at home or in our consulting rooms, depending on your personal needs.These consultations are not specifically health check-ups, although we may do some basic assessments if they are warranted, but rather aimed at answering any questions, assessing for problems, or providing one-on-one emotional support for new mothers. We are also very happy to sit with you if you just need a good cry – we have both been there and will always be sure to have a good supply of tissues on hand!
This can be offered in hospital (if allowed by the hospital concerned), or during the first few weeks when breastfeeding is being established. We can help you to latch your baby correctly, or assist with winding problems. We can also teach you some of the tricks we have learnt not only as nurses, but also as mums ourselves! This service offered in our consulting rooms, or at your home.
At MommyHeart we are very privileged to have an amazing relationship with Pam Willment from Bump to Bundle. She is a certified Doula, and a former La Leche League Leader, and is passionate about breastfeeding. These groups are very well established and are a wonderful opportunity for breastfeeding mums to connect. We are very honoured to be involved in this with Pam, and occasionally we enjoy hosting a meeting in our offices.
Postnatal Depression affects many new mothers, and can be a very frightening and isolating experience. The sense of being alone in the struggle only adds to this feeling. We believe that an important part of the journey through Postnatal Depression is good support, both emotionally and socially, and this is why we are hoping to get the group started.
Once up and running, the group will happen over a cycle of 8 weeks, and will be run by a professional counselling psychologist. It will provide a great opportunity to meet other mums who are in a similar place, as well as providing practical tools for coping.Babies are welcome, and the office is set up to accommodate for feeding, nappy changes, and a bit of play time for older babies.
For more information please get in touch with us.