Why have a Maternity Nurse?
A Maternity Nurse is there to assist and support mother (and Father!) and baby in the first few weeks. They generally work six days a week, 24 hours a day. Some maternity nurses will do 8-12 hour night or day shifts. In addition to caring for your baby they may also advise you on matters such as breastfeeding, getting your baby into a routine, baby equipment and weight gain patterns. It is advisable to book a Maternity Nurse as early as possible. Please note that Maternity Nurses are self-employed. A maternity nurse's prime responsibility is with the mother and baby but some may be prepared to undertake further duties such as shopping, food preparation, help with older siblings but this will depend on each individual maternity nurse and is best to agree these 'extra' duties in advance. A maternity nurse is not responsible for general cleaning or household laundry. Maternity Nurses can be booked from one week to a couple of months and on departure should leave you feeling confident to take care of your baby and a routine should be established.
Should you be considering booking a maternity nurse or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to discuss your requirements and offer you advice and guidance on what might best suit your family.