The Fourth Trimester
"Birth isn't just delivering a baby, it's making a mother ~ sacrificing, strong, capable, patient, yielding and long suffering"
We as a society, often forget that during the postnatal period the new mum needs to heal and bond with baby. She needs to take time to establish a good breastfeeding partnership if she has chosen to breastfeed. This is where I can be of help and assistance, supporting you in your transition, caring for you and your needs so you can focus on on the needs of yourself and your baby. Maybe it's getting laundry washed and ironed. Perhaps you need to catch up on some uninterrupted sleep. What about a warm, comforting soup, and a nutritious meal prepared for supper ... and the kitchen is clean and tidy! Think of me as an extension of your hands, heart and time.
Although I am there mainly for the mum, I really provide support to all members of the family, ensuring everyone settles and transition well.
If the mother is cared for and helped with daily tasks, her questions answered, and concerns addressed, then she is calm, rested and empowered. This will greatly reduce her chances of baby blues or postnatal depression, and her transitioning will be manageable, giving her strength and confidence in her parenting decisions and choices.
I offer breastfeeding support to help you and your newborn become familiar with each other. I can give you suggestions for troubles you may encounter along the way, or, I will be able to signpost you on if further help is needed.
I also offer Bengkung Bellybinding which is a Malaysian technique of wrapping the hips and abdomen to support and assist in the healing and re-aligning of the abdominal muscles and organs. I have hand-dyed binds which can be worn within a few days of birth for up to six weeks as the body adjusts to its non-pregnant state again.