Pre & Postnatal Support for Mothers
Perinatal care: Looking after your mental & physical wellbeing during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period
Our Doula service are dependant on the wishes of the family, they usually consist of two antenatal visits, the birth, and two postnatal visits.
Birth Doula £650
Birth Doula with back up £800
2 birth Doulas £1000
our home help package is tailored to you, each family will have different needs, having an extra pair of hands will lighten the load.
Our care providers are DBS checked and can come and care for you and your family, we offer child support as well as keeping ontop of household chores, and caring for mum if she has experienced a cesarean and needs extra care and support.
There will be time to debrief with a member of Mothers First and talk about your experience, or worries and concerns you may have. While your body is healing we can be on hand to help you and your family with day to day life. We know those chores will pile up, let us take care of that for you, while you care for yourself and your baby.
£15 an hour
Minimum 2 hour slots.
Partner birth preparation
Birth preparations can sometimes be overlooked, we offer a short course of 2 hours to prepare yourself and your birth partner. The session consists of 1:1 support for your partner to talk and ask questions for the first hour, then birth preparation together for the second half of the session.
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Postnatal Family recovery
Family communication & mediation in the event of trauma surrounding birth, becoming new parents or adjusting to having a blended family.
Coping and working together in the event of postnatal depression.
£20 an hour
South Hams PANDAS Post Natal Depression & Anxiety Community.
A peer support group dedicated to giving mothers suffering from this post natal depression a safe environment where they can talk, make new friends, or sit quietly with a cup of tea and listen to others experiences.
Each mother who attends will be at varying stages of their illness, some may have recovered and will come and offer support. Sharing experiences can have a profound impact on others, allowing them to accept how they feel and see that they are not alone and perhaps learn new coping tools on their journeys back to health.
Each woman will have the strength somewhere inside of themselves to survive this illness and come out new and strong, it is just a matter of finding that strength within and realising you can do this, you can overcome your illness and you can enjoy your baby. Each person will face challenges, with emotions and personal circumstances which can leave you feeling overwhelmed and stuck in the moment, sharing with women who have been there and overcome their illness can be very reaffirming. Having this community support may gradually help you, help yourself back to health.
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Trust in yourself and your abilities, follow your instincts and allow yourself time, you are not a machine it is important that you look after your well being to be the best that you can be for your family, if you need support ask for it, if you need alone time, give yourself it. Your new position in life requires you to be on hand 24 hours a day, no-one will begrudge your need for a little break to gather your thoughts and put yourself back together again, we will support you to go easy on yourself.
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Pregnant & New Mothers