"it takes a village to raise a child."
- Ancient Proverb
A woman’s journey into motherhood is one of the most sacred + beautiful journeys that she will have.
The transformation, however, can be so huge, that it can often be overwhelming, leaving the new mother a little lost.
Often we prepare for birth + labour, we read all the books + do all the breathing exercises, but we forget to think about life postbirth + this is the most sacred of times.
Modern day life has meant that many women have moved away from the communities they were born into + so they are often lacking the support + nurture they so desperately need when they take that first step into motherhood.
CALM MUTHA IS A FULLY TRAINED PARENTS IN MIND PEER SUPPORTER
Calm Nurture is a postnatal doula service developed to support + nurture new mothers + their families during the vital first 40 days post-birth.
From the moment your baby is born, you have the emotional, physical + mental support to help put your mind at ease, allowing you to focus on nurturing your child.
At this time, families are faced with so many questions of how to care for their new little bundle of joy, that they don't know which way to turn. I have been trained to give evidence based information, to listen non-judgmentally + to sign post to additional services if the family may need them.
I am a qualified Postnatal Doula, trained by Younique Postnatal, as well as a mental health peer supporter trained by NCT, so Calm Nurture is a fully rounded support + nurture program, supporting new mothers, baby + their families, mentally, emotionally + physically.
I specifically work in a holistic way, using organic, chemical free products, aromatherapy, homeopathy + nourishing foods to nurture the mother.
“GOOD BEGINNINGS MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD, SO IT IS WORTH OUR WHILE TO PROVIDE THE BEST POSSIBLE CARE FOR MOTHERS AND BABIES THROUGHOUT THIS EXTRAORDINARILY INFLUENTIAL PART OF LIFE.”
-INA MAY GASKIN
what the program includes:
Upon deciding to work with one another, we will devise a care plan specific to you and your family's needs. Ideally, I like to have at least (one) 2 hr session with the expecting mama before the baby arrives to troubleshoot any pre-birth issues + get organised for the postpartum period.
Emotional support - allowing mother space to process birth story, to talk about any anxieties or feelings that may be coming up during this transition into motherhood.
Breastfeeding basics: positions, latch, lactation advice, breast pump guidance, breastmilk storage advice.
Bottle/formula feeding advice.
Looking after baby so mother can bath / rest.
Assisting mother to heal phyically post-birth with homemade sitz baths + recommended aromatherapy oils.
Nutritional + nurturing food to promote post-natal healing.
Light cleaning + tidying to support family.
Support + care for older siblings.
Information on natural remedies for mother + baby – signposting on to other practitioners.
Reiki (available at extra cost)
Early parenting guidance and care of baby – ‘understanding their newborn’, signposting + sharing knowledge + information from evidence based sources:
Getting baby into a ‘routine’ – what kind of routine would mother like? Understanding newborn behaviour/cues through observation so that she can predict some rhythms. Explaining the ‘routines’ that are out there so she can explore ideas.
Guidance on babywearing.( ie: slings + carriers)
Bathing/washing – baby skincare
Guidance on products she might find useful
PostNatal Doula Packages
All package hours are designed to be spread across the first 40 days (6 weeks) post-birth with each session being a minimum of 3 hours.
New Moon - 20 hours of care
Full Moon - 35 hours of care
Golden Moon - 50 hours of care
£25 per hour.
Postnatal care starts within 24-48 hours after birth. Upon meeting, we will design a specific care plan just for you.