The Nurture Birth team offers a wide variety of postpartum support services including lactation support, newborn care services, and around-the-clock support for postpartum parents and families.
Rachelle King RN, IBCLC
Postpartum & Infant Care
Postpartum assessment (vital signs, fundus & lochia)
Assistance with perineal care
Assess/monitor emotional health
Therapeutic touch (casual massage)
Emotional support & validation of birthing/postpartum experience & feelings
Facilitation of self care (shower, nap, movement, meditation, time alone or with partner/children)
Guidance in development of goals for new rhythms & navigating new family dynamics
Light house work (laundry, dishes, tidying up, simple meal prep)
Mini infant assessment (heart rate, respiration rate, temperature, skin)
Feeding (assistance with breastfeeding, pumping, alternative feeding methods, formula)
Infant care (diaper changes, swaddle, soothe, bathe, massage)
Aftercare following circumcision
Aftercare following release of tongue tie
Postpartum Maternal Care
Baby’s health is mother’s wellness.
Provides bonding support with your newborn.
Provides nourishment for new mother with emotional & physical support.
Assists in working through birthing/postpartum experience & feelings.
Assists with ensuring mother is honoring herself with self care, which can include showering, napping, movement, meditation, time alone, or time with partner and/or older children.
Assists with perineal care.
Assists with feeding (breastfeeding, pumping, alternative feeding methods, formula).
Provides newborn care (diaper changes, swaddling, soothing, bathing and massage techniques).
Assists and/or provides baby wearing and alternative techniques as needed.
Postpartum Family Care
Working in service for mother, partner and the family as a whole.
Provides guidance in development of goals for new rhythms & navigating new family dynamics.
Helps create a community of support before and after baby has arrived.
Assumes light house work (laundry, dishes, tidying up, simple meal prep).
Provides resources for local practitioners.
Offers guidance in discovery & adjustment to new family rhythm.
Nurturing the Nest
Strategic, nonjudgmental, and personalized to each unique family dynamic.
Sessions may include, but are not limited to the following parent support topics:
Sibling preparation & support for welcoming home a little one.
Personalized parent education unique to your family dynamic.
Guidance based on development of your unique child.
Self care - mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.
Establishing age appropriate responsibilities for all members of the household
Setting and honoring personal boundaries.
Facilitating learning opportunities with and for your child.
Risks vs. benefits when problem solving and decision making.
Preventing ownership of your child’s struggles.
Resources and referrals specific to your family as needed.
We could center our conversations around topics like starting solids, creating healthy sleep habits, setting up play spaces, sibling dynamics, setting boundaries, the possibilities are endless when it comes to each and every families rhythm.
In-home physical and emotional support
Holding space for Mothers to share and release emotions from birth and postpartum experience
Encouragement for mothers to feel into their intuition to find their specific style of Mothering
Suggestions and support for developing self care practices
Skin to skin baby bonding
Full body massage
Womb specific massage
Vaginal steams Herbal baths
Bone Closing Ceremony
Medicinal meals prepared in home or delivered
Light tidying up
Baby Wearing (sling, wrap, carrier)
Diapering including cloth diapering
Sleep and soothing methods
I am excited to offer in-home postpartum support during the fourth trimester for our birth doula mamas & their families.
The transition into parenthood after giving birth is one that should be honored & respected as a sacred time. The fourth trimester holds many new beginnings & is a time for healing, both physically & emotionally.
Offerings include additional support outside of the routine postpartum visit & include:
Holding space for mama both emotionally & physically
Extensive aromatherapy & emotional release for postpartum support
Fostering emotional support techniques & allowing time for self care
Time to spend with older children
Facilitation of a Meal Train
Breastfeeding, pumping, and bottle support
Baby wearing (wraps, slings, structured carriers)
Resources for local practitioners
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Holistic & Integrative Wellness
Lactation Education & Consultation
Tongue & lip tie practitioners
Offer guidance to discover & adjust to new family rhythm
Emily Smith, NCS
Newborn Care Services
Overnight & Daytime Support
Baby Care- feedings (nursing & pumping support & bottle feedings), diapering, baths, and sleep support.
Bottle and pump parts cleaning, washing & sanitizing
Baby laundry & light nursery tidying
Implement appropriate developmental milestones with parent support (EX: swaddle transitions, sleep conditioning and safe co-sleeping, etc.)
Same as above plus supporting mom in her healing & self-care support as requested (EX: meal prep, light tidying, etc.)
BABY PREP CONSULTS
Walk through what is needed prior to baby's arrival. $85 per consult (1 hour session)
BABY BASICS CLASS (PRIVATE)
One on one baby basics training- $150
2 hour training