THE ROLE OF A MATERNITY NURSE
Firstly what is a maternity Nurse?
The term nursing originates from nursing a baby as appose to a medically trained nurse. A maternity nurse is a care professional in all aspects of baby care. There are other terms used that are basically the same:
Newborn care specialist (NCS)
As maternity nursing is an unregulated industry, please do check maternity nurses credentials (DBS, insurance, qualifications, references etc)
Duties of a Maternity Nurse
A maternity nurse helps new mothers in all aspects of caring for their newborn babies, some of those duties can include:
Maternity nurses can provide a routine to ensure that your baby is effectively feeding and sleeping
Provide information and guidance with infant feeding (whether breast, formula or mixed feeding)
Practical help with care of your baby (feeding, winding, nappy changing, bathing, dressing/ undressing, settling to sleep
Accompanying mums to appointments (hospital, GP, baby activities etc.)
Responsible for nursery duties (baby's laundry, sterilising bottles and equipment, keeping nursery clean and tidy)
Helping to involve siblings with your new baby
Listening and encouragement for both parents with respect to the care of their new baby
Maternity nurses can offer live in 24 hours up to 6 days per week. Providing maternity nurse service to mums, families and their babies, working nationwide and overseas. In addition, 24/2, 24/3 and 24/4 maternity nurse service are available, to support parents at weekends or midweek. Daily and night maternity nurses can work up to 12 hours per day. Contracts are usually 1 to 16 weeks, but can be tailored to suit your individual requirements.
Please read my recommendations from my previous families along with my qualifications, experience and achievements.
Reassurance for Parents
Cheryl has an enhanced DBS, a paediatric first aid certificate and indemnity insurance. Along with relevant qualifications, experience and excellent references and recommendations.