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Providing support for parents with their babies

Maternal Matters

Maternity Nurse

A Maternity nurse is a professional trained in offering parents home based care of their baby. Maternity nurses are trained in newborn and postpartum care and offer a wealth of support and advice to parents during the postnatal period when caring for your infant may present with certain challenges. Hands on experience is what makes certain Maternity Nurses popular since their level of expertise is reflected directly on the years of experience they have in the industry.

They work at integrating the newborn into the existing family structure and guide the parents towards developing a baby or family led routine so that when the booking is complete, parents have a good grasp on how to proceed with their baby's care going forward. The duties of a Maternity Nurse include overseeing the care of the newborn, sterilizing and making up bottle feeds, assisting in establishing a routine based on your needs and childcare preferences as well as offering the new mother postnatal and breastfeeding support.


A Doula is a person who provides guidance and support to the mother before, during and after birth. Typically a Doula's main role would be to act as a labouring mother's birthing partner during the early and final stages of her delivery. A Doula is not clinically trained to deliver a baby, but rather to act as a pillar of emotional support to the labouring mother. 

Doulas are knowledgable on prenatal and delivery procedures, and may help out with the care of the baby for a short period after the birth. Postpartum Doula visits can be of great support to first time parents and mothers who are struggling with postpartum depression or anxiety.

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