The Nurtured Mother
Having a baby is just as much about the birth of a mother as it is the child. The transition into motherhood is life-changing and we want to make sure you get off to a great start!
Sometimes it can feel like you’ve done everything you can. You’ve got all the pieces of the puzzle but you just can’t put them in the right order. Let us support you, hold the space so that you can make sense of this new and exciting time.
Unfortunately, in modern society a lot of emphasis is placed on the new baby, and not enough on the mother. This can leave new mums feeling disempowered, lost and unheard.
It doesn’t have to be like this.
Encourage you to explore and figure out this thing called motherhood.
Give you a safe space to practice and see what works for you and your family.
Are you a new Mum? Or soon to be?
Feeling overwhelmed about being on your own once your bring your baby home?
Maybe the reality has hit and your wondering how you’re ever going to shower again or pyjamas are now life?
It’s ok not to have all the answers, in fact this is a time where our brains are going through a time of change to accommodate all the learning you’re going to do as a new mum.
You don’t have to do it alone
Feeling anxious, nervous, or overwhelmed is all very common.
If you’re a first time mumma it is completely normal to feel nervous about how to care for a new baby.
You may be an experienced mum, who’s just a little bit concerned about how you will cope with the extra addition to the family and the new demands that having another child brings.
The house work is probably starting to pile up around you while you’re busy with the seemingly never ending “feed-settle-feed-settle-repeat” routine, causing you to feel completely overwhelmed.
The good news is we can help!
The first three months of the postnatal period are sometimes referred to as your fourth trimester, which can often be the most challenging one! This is a very special time for you and your baby; after nine months as one, you are now navigating having become two. This is very exciting, and can also be daunting at times. Add in hormones, emotions, lack of sleep, constant ‘advice’ and both personal and external expectations and being a Mother can be a very overwhelming and even lonely place.
Too often the scenario is that you bring bubby home, friends and family come to coo over the new addition for a while, and then the novelty wears off. People get back to their own lives, and you’re left feeling like you have to be some kind of supermum/stepford wife; keeping an immaculate home, preparing nutritious meals, all the while nurturing your child for the beautiful individual being s/he is.
Isn’t that how it’s supposed to be?
In a word? No!
The pressure placed on mothers today (whether externally or self imposed) is unfair, and is impacting on women’s mental health severely.
Traditionally, the postnatal period is recognised as a time for you to be bonding as a family, with others supporting you through this new experience.
Sadly, implications of a modern society have meant that only a lucky few women have this support network available to them. How many of us have our mothers, aunts, or sisters living closeby, able to drop everything and spend their days with us? Or have friends who are not caught up with their own commitments? In our modern day society that sense of sisterhood and the tribe mentality has been lost so it’s completely normal that you are feeling this way.
This is where a postpartum doula comes in…
Postpartum Doula Support
We offer in-home Postpartum care for Newborn Mothers.
If you live in the Central Coast NSW area you will be supported by Christie.
For the Sydney (St George & Sutherland Shire area) you will be supported by Emma.
If you’re on the Mid North Coast NSW we can highly recommend our friend Jessica Nash.
We visit you at home after your baby is born to nurture you, and to help you find peace and joy in early motherhood.
As well as physical support, we provide you with the information and insight you’ve been seeking to reconnect with your intuition and genuinely trust the choices you’re making for yourself and for your family.
We know that by putting the power back in your hands, you will have the tools to guide you through motherhood and beyond.
We’re here to Mother the Mother
Six weeks of non-judgemental mum-to-mum support following the birth of your baby.
Postpartum visits are generally one day per week for 2 hours per day over 6 weeks. However we are open to meet your immediate needs following your birth if you require additional support or happy to make up a custom package!
♥ Documentary style Photographs to capture this incredible milestone printed in a set of beautiful cards.
♥ Unlimited phone & email support between visits
♥ Guided Meditation to bring you back to a state of balance and avoid moving into the stress response.
♥ Nourishing snacks
♥ Light housework +meal prep or help organising your food and groceries
♥ Help settling & bathing baby
♥ Feeding assistance
♥ Learning to understand your baby’s cues
♥ Help with siblings
♥ Baby-wearing demonstration
♥ Caring for baby while you shower or nap uninterrupted!
♥ Post Natal resource advice
♥ Birth debriefing
♥ Online support group
We’d love to support you in your postpartum journey
Your investment – $1,000 payable by payment plan or as a gift card.
It is up to you when you’d like this support to start, we can start pre-birth and include some maternity photo’s and a plan for postpartum or maybe you’d like to wait until a week or so postpartum. It is entirely up to you, this is your story!
We also love the idea of your tribe of women banding together to support a friend so can organise multiple payments to use as a baby shower or blessing gift.
Basic package – $400
This includes everything that is listed in the VIP package but condensed into 2 postpartum visits.You are able to upgrade to the VIP package at any time.
Custom Package – TBA
We know that there is no one size fits all approach to motherhood so please contact us to tailor something specifically for your needs!
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email us.
We are able to provide a per hour service as a mummas helper so please don’t hesitate to ask!
“Your heart knows things your mind can’t explain ” – unknown
Having a post-partum doula would be irreplaceable.
Someone to think of you, when you’re not thinking at all. Someone to answer, while you’re still pondering the question. Someone you can trust to be honest, but supportive, open and helpful. The heart of a mother, love of a sister and soul of a midwife.Wendy