Q's Birth Quest!
Emotional and Physical Support
I am trained to recognize the difference between the typical “baby blues” and something more serious, like postpartum depression or anxiety. I observe the new mother’s behavior and determine if there may be a cause for concern.
Caring for a newborn ca n be overwhelming for new families. I provide educaiton on infant care needs such as breast or bottle feeding practices, how to care for a newborn, how to swaddle and soothing techniques as well.
I ensure that the environment is clean. This is usually ideal as parents might feel overwhelmed to do even the simplest of tasks. Some of the light housekeeping duties I will do is filling and emptying the dishwasher, clean the kitchen floor and wiping any spills on the counter.
As if running errands and doing some light housekeeping is not enough, I help in planning light meals for the family through a healthy meal plan that will nurture the whole family.
When a newborn is brought home for the first time and has siblings, I can help make the other siblings become comfortable and accepting to the baby. In addition to that with the parents occupied with the new born, light sibling care is also given to the others during that time.
Grant recipient for Postpartum Services in Ga.