Hiring Help After Birth: How New Mom Care Can Ease the Transition

Professional in-home caregivers can be invaluable with helping the transition required when an infant joins the family.

Professional in-home caregivers can be invaluable with helping the transition required when an infant joins the family.

The birth of a new baby brings much joy and excitement to a family, but the first few weeks and months after a baby is born can also bring feelings of being overwhelmed with new responsibilities, exhausted from a lack of sleep and physically depleted as you heal from your birth experience. Hiring help at home after birth from professional care providers, such as those from Visiting Care Giving Services, may just be the best baby gift you can give yourself or a new mom that you love!

The around-the-clock demands of having a newborn are immense and can overwhelm even the most experienced mom. An extra set of capable hands during the “fourth trimester,” or first three months of baby’s life, can help ease the transition for everyone in the family, including older siblings. Allowing a new mom (and dad) to get some sleep may even help to reduce the chance of a woman experiencing postpartum depression or anxiety, something that 15 to 20% of women experience after the birth of a child.

For those who don’t have experience caring for a newborn, or for whom extended family is not nearby or available to help out, a professional caregiver can help new parents learn the basics of caring for an infant, including offering assistance and guidance in learning how to breast or bottle feed, bathe baby and soothe a crying infant. In-home caregivers can also help with daily household chores such as prepping and preparing healthy meals, doing light housekeeping tasks such as dishes and laundry, and running errands.

Families facing the following situations can also greatly benefit from the additional assistance and care that a caregiver or nurse provides:

  • Parents of multiples
  • Colicky babies
  • Women who experienced C-sections or other types of complicated births
  • Babies with medical conditions that require special care
  • Families with other young children
  • Families transitioning back to work after maternity/paternity leave

Our New Mom Care services are fully customizable to meet the particular needs of your individual family. We offer care for just a few hours per week, to overnight or 24-hour care, dependent on your particular circumstances and needs. Our caregivers and nurses are specially trained to care for both women in the postpartum period as well as infants, and we work to match our clients’ needs, personalities and styles to that of our caregivers.

Call us at (636) 493-9058 to discuss how our professional help at home in St. Charles, MO, & the surrounding areas can assist you and your family during this special time in life or contact us online to request more information.