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Welcome to Newborn & Family Care
Newborn & Family Care's mission is to provide new parents with the professional and sensitive support they need to help ease nerves with childbirth and beyond. The aspect of in-home care provides confidential and nurturing support to the new parent and empowers them to become independent and confident.
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Newborn and Family Care of N.E.,LLC is a group practice of labor coaches (birth doulas), post partum doulas and experienced caregivers who nurture and support new parents during birth and the chaotic weeks after the baby arrives home. Some perform massage and offer positioning suggestions. Most fathers have little experience in the labor room and therefore are very thankful to have a labor coach there to help. Many fathers experience birth as an emotional journey and find it difficult to be objective. A responsible labor coach (Birth Doula) supports and encourages the dad rather than replace him.
A post partum doula provides in-home care for the first 6 - 12 weeks including meal prep, breastfeeding support, newborn care assistance, errands, and light housekeeping.
Babies do not come with instructions! There is so much information out there you don't know where to start! New parents can research the literature, ask family and friends (almost always getting different answers), or let us provide you with hands on, confidential teaching tools in your home to help you through this amazing time in your life!
We offer services in the following areas:
"A birth doula is a person trained and experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during, and just after childbirth." - DONA International
For more information about what a birth doula does, go to DONA.org.
Daytime in-home caregivers are knowledgeable, experienced women who focus on service to the family. They care for the baby while parents nap or may care for siblings while parents tend to their newborn. Daytime in-home caregivers also perform light household duties, such as tidying up, doing baby laundry, planning and preparing meals, and running errands.
A postpartum doula guides parents to care for their infant(s) themselves.
• Provide hands-on education with newborn and maternal care
Overnight in-home caregivers are available to provide parents with nighttime respite. Parents sleep while the caregiver tends to the crying infant throughout the night. The caregiver rests when the baby sleeps. Parents may provide a pillow and blanket; private facilities are not necessary.
This service can be utilized whether breast feeding or bottle feeding. The caregiver will bring the baby to the mother or will bottle feed the baby.
This category of caregiver has been a Godsend for those families that have experienced a complicated pregnancy, cesarean section delivery, or have other children at home when mom arrives back from the hospital with the new baby (ies). The 24 hour caregiver offers the opportunity for a calm, nurturing healing experience for the mom. She prepares meals, keeps up supplies at baby's workstation, does baby laundry, consistently offers snacks and drinks to mom, and is happy to give breastfeeding tips and techniques. She is experienced with umbilical cord care, circumcision care, swaddling, diapering, bathing and soothing crying baby. The family and caregiver figure out together the overnight sleeping schedule so as to make the best impact of rest for the family. This is the most affordable type of caregiver. Prices start at $275/day! In addition to her compensation, the caregiver will be provided room and board.
Breast feeding may have its challenges. An in-home lactation consultant can be available to assist the mother and baby in their efforts to successfully breast feed. A private in-home consultation can yield breast feeding tips, techniques, and useful breast pump equipment information. The lactation consultant offers encouragement and sensitive support with breastfeeding your baby.
In-home massage therapists are available by appointment to provide therapeutic massage for parent and baby. They can instruct parents on how to properly massage their baby for beneficial bonding, relaxing, and soothing baby.
An experienced caregiver can travel with your family when you're away from home for an extended period of time or can provide 24-hour in-home care while you're traveling. Some potential needs may be:
• Assists with childcare during days-, weeks-, or months-long summer vacations
Newborn & Family Care of New England, LLC