My experience as an RN has shown me that you need even more support in the 4th trimester than in the first 3. We forget that there are actually 4 trimesters. The 4th one being the first 3 months after your baby is born. So many Mamas struggle, alone, with breastfeeding, baby not sleeping, maternal well-being and adjusting to your new role.
It doesn't have to be this way. Support is available!!! As an added bonus, all my postpartum support is provided in your home and you have the option of email support, so you don't have to struggle all alone.
Mamas that get extra support in the postpartum period have a lower incidence of developing postpartum depression.
When our grandmothers and mothers had babies, they had a whole community of other mamas to help them. That “village” no longer exists and many new mamas find themselves alone, frustrated and overwhelmed in their new role. Receiving postpartum support from me feels like you have a “village”, giving you confidence and support in your new role.
Which postpartum support option is the best option for me?
Select one of my postpartum options below or package this together with another one of my prenatal support services listed below. Looking for complete support? Be sure to check out the Complete MamaBear Package.
My 2 visit MamaBear support for Mama in the postpartum period (0-3 months) includes:
- Assess maternal wellbeing
- Help Mama in her new role
- Help establish breastfeeding
- In home visit for breastfeeding support within the first week
- 2nd in home visits to support you with any questions/concerns you have (includes discussing setting up healthy sleep habits for your baby)
- Email support for the first 6 weeks
"As soon as I had my second baby I knew that I didn’t want to struggle like I did with my first one. Agnes supported me with breastfeeding, gave me suggestions on how to best to latch her, and most importantly she checked on me and how I was feeling. She made sure that I was eating enough and that I was resting as much as I could. She reassured me that my baby was getting enough breast milk and gave me a handy cheat sheet to help keep track of feeds, pees and poops. Agnes gave me peace of mind that I never had with my first. What I appreciated the most was that she came to my house, not once but 3 times and I was able to email her with any questions or concerns. I can’t thank Agnes enough for all her support. She really helped me adjust to being a new mom again.”
- Courtney, second time Mama -
“We don’t have any family here and my wife and I were very nervous about how we were going to handle having a newborn. We’ve heard horror stories of how sleep deprived new parents are and how hard breastfeeding is. We discussed our options and when we discovered Agnes, we knew she was the right fit. Agnes came to our home a few days after we were discharged from the hospital. She was able to weigh our baby and reassure us that he was gaining weight. Agnes was patient and thoughtful and we felt like she was a part of our family. We couldn’t have survived the newborn stage without her help. Hiring Agnes is a must!!!”
- Dan, first time Dad -
"I wish that I would have known about Agnes’ services when my baby was first born. I struggled so much with breastfeeding at the beginning. My breasts were sore, my baby was gaining enough weight and I felt like a failure as a mom. I came across Agnes on a mom’s group and she saved my sanity!!! She came to my home and assessed my baby’s latch and found that she had a tongue and lip tie. She referred me to Dr. Chan, who fixed it. Agnes then followed up with another couple of home visits where we worked on establishing a deeper latch now that the tongue and lip tie were fixed. My baby was latching better, feeding better and gaining weight. I can’t believe the difference it made by having Agnes come and assess breastfeeding. No one should ever struggle alone and I’m so glad that I had Agnes to help me.”
- Michelle, first time Mama -
Frequently Asked Questions
In many cities, the public health RN will call you at home, but unless there are serious issues, they won’t make a visit to your home.
Your family doctor is amazing but they don’t make house calls and they don’t have the experience with breastfeeding, which is primarily what new Mamas need support with. The bonus is that I come to your home. You don’t have to pack your baby up and make the trek to your doctor’s office.
I can help you with any concerns you have. The idea is that my care involves any issues that come up: bathing your baby, safe sleep for your baby, setting your baby’s sleep environment, how to safely swaddle your baby. I also look at how you’re feeling Mama and look at ways to support your wellbeing. It’s not just about the baby, it’s about how I can help you adjust to your new role easier.
My care involves educating you and supporting you with whatever questions/concerns you have.