November 14, 2015
Having a newborn baby is such an incredible experience that many families look forward too. However having a new baby can be tiring, stressful and sometimes difficult to deal with when living a busy day-to-day life. This is where the help of a Maternity Nurse comes in great use.
Unlike a nanny that many families have when their child is older and parents are planning on going back to work, the Maternity Nurse is with you from when your baby is first born. The Maternity Nurse focuses on the newborn baby and carries out all duties relating to the care of the mother and baby in the first few weeks after birth.
Maternity Nurses are beneficial to many families because they assist in establishing a routine within the home environment (which is very helpful to new families as adjusting to a new life can be quite stressful and tiring). Day-to-day tasks are helped by the Maternity Nurse, for example: baby’s laundry, tidying the baby’s room and sterilising and making up the baby’s bottles, advising on feeding naturally. As well as this, they help teach the importance of safety and hygiene around the baby, and are an ever source of support and guidance.
Becoming a new mother or becoming a mother for the second or third time can be difficult as every pregnancy and birth is different. This means that support is always needed and one of the pros of having a Maternity Nurse is that they help with postnatal care and they also encourage and support with breast feeding as it is so beneficial for mother and baby. Some mother’s find breastfeeding more difficult than others and need as much as support as possible.
When living a busy life and being a working parent, sleep is also very important to be able to function properly, and therefore the live-in Maternity Nurse assists with setting up sleeping patterns and caring for your baby throughout the night so you are able to get your full 8 hours of sleep a night.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are believed to have hired a Maternity Nurse for the arrival of baby no.2. This is an example of a family that live an extremely busy life. They already have a nanny for Prince George as he is older, the Maternity Nurse would therefore be hired to help with the day-to-day tasks of the newborn baby.
Overall there are many positives for having a Maternity Nurse, and as the return to work becomes more common within the 21st Century, hiring a Maternity Nurse means that you can experience parenthood with ease whilst enjoying being a successful business woman or man.