When your baby is born so are you! As the new mother or parent you are. You need to be taken care of so you can take care of this new precious life. Our modern life means that there is a huge expectation to ‘bounce back’ and ‘get back to normal’ .... but it takes 6 to 8 weeks for our body to even begin to adjust to not being pregnant anymore. It takes at least 6 weeks to establish breast/body feeding your baby. As the newborn birth parent you need someone to look after you.
My role in supporting the 4th trimester is offering emotional and practical support to answer your questions about life caring for a newborn. I offer post natal massage using techniques from ayurvedic massage and also a south american massage ceremony which includes using a manta or blanket. I love to cook for my post natal families and offer either cooking in your home or service to bring food to you.
I have supported establishing breast feeding for many families over the last 10 years. My training was with Indira Lopez Bassols (www.breastfeedinglondon.co.uk). I have also supported families to mix feed, expressed breast milk, formula and exclusively formula feed. Feeding your baby is a really important journey and I wish for the families I support to feel well informed and emotionally supported.
You can book me to come to your home in the first 6 to 8 weeks between 1 and 3 times a week and packages start at £480.
We would ideally meet once during your pregnancy to have an session so I can understand your hopes and make a really good postnatal plan for you!