NIGHT NANNY & SLEEP CONSULTANT
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Maternity Mum is a bespoke maternity nurse and night nanny service founded by Cheryl Foster, a qualified midwife and experienced maternity nurse. Providing personal and professional postnatal care to parents and their babies.
Benefits of a Night Nanny/ Night Maternity Nurse
Having an experienced night nanny nurse gives parents an opportunity to be able to rest and sleep overnight. The night nanny usually shares a room with the baby. The night nanny can feed and settle the baby and undertake all the usual baby cares. If the mother is breastfeeding, the night nanny is available to support mums breastfeeding. Whether helping mum with positioning and attachment, or simply ensuring that mum is well hydrated and comfortable whilst feeding her baby.
Night Nanny/ Night Maternity Nurse Booking Process
Ideally it is best to book a night nanny as soon as possible. A night nanny can be booked to arrive shortly after mum and baby arrive home from the hospital. Allowing mum time to rest and recover from childbirth. However we often receive enquiries from parents whose baby is already a few weeks old and the parents are struggling with sleep deprivation or maybe the mother is struggling with breastfeeding and has sore nipples or mastitis. There are many reasons why after a few weeks at home, parents decide that they would like to book a night nanny. Maternity Mum are trained and equipped to be able to offer emergency night maternity nurses for parents looking for respite, if availability allows. In addition if mums are having any breastfeeding issues such as sore nipples or mastitis, Cheryl is also available to offer a remote consultation for troubleshooting.
Night Nanny/ Night Maternity Nurse General Information
Night maternity nurses can work up to 12 hours per night. To help settle the baby into a good routine at night. This also gives parents the opportunity to be able to go out for a date night or simply have a peaceful, undisturbed meal at home. Some parents find this time valuable as they are able to spend quality time with their older children, maybe bath and story time.
Alternatively you can book a night maternity nurse typically for 8 - 10 hours per night. Typically to arrive at 9/10 pm and leave at 6/7 am. This will allow parents to be able to catch up on some much needed sleep.
Night maternity nurses can work up to 6 nights per week and contracts can be booked from 1 week to 6 months. Some parents choose to have a night maternity nurse for just 2 or 3 nights a week.
Maternity Nurses are self employed and therefore are responsible for setting their own rates per 24 hours . All the rates quoted are gross and the maternity nurses are responsible for their own tax and insurance.
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