Full Name: Sarah Dixon
Profession: Founder of the Maternity Nurse Association
Why did you decide to enter your profession?
I was working as a nanny in Saudi Arabia and admired the maternity nurse who was working with the sibling.
Full Name: Marion Sladek
Age: 46 years old
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Profession: Elite Maternity nurse
Why did you decide to become a Maternity Nurse?
I entered my profession because I love children and enjoy working with them. That’s why I first became a nanny.
Finding the best maternity care can seem daunting, there is a multitude of options available. I think the key here is to remember that the “best” maternity care is the care that is right for you. Every birth, as is every woman, is different. What is right for one woman is not always right for another. Circumstances and situations change and what worked previously may not be right this time.
So here are some things you might like to think about when planning for such a precious and special event.
Whether you are planning your family or have already started on your journey to parenthood, your maternity care is important. Both mother and baby will need care from the start of the pregnancy right through to post delivery. Finding the right maternity care for you will ensure that you feel confident and relaxed about the birth, meaning you can enjoy such an amazing life event as welcoming your new arrival.
London has the majority of private hospitals and wards offering maternity care in the UK. As everyone is different, so are the options available to you when planning your birth. Broadly speaking, care will fall into two main groups – for those not at risk of complications, there is the option of either midwife-led care or consultant-led care. Those who are at risk of complications may only be able to have consultant-led care.
How to get your baby to sleep through the night? It’s a question that most if not every parent will ask at some point in their child’s life. My name is Alexandra Eleftheriou and I am Sleep Support Worker, Maternity Nurse, Private Nanny and founder of The Mothership Ltd. I have worked with numerous amounts of parents internationally to get this very popular question answered.
Here are a few of my top tips to help your little one sleep through the night:
We have a tendency to over complicate a baby’s sleeping environment and sometimes pretty features do more harm than good. Make sure that your baby’s sleeping environment is simple, no heavy bedding, not too many toys or books (if not any in the bed, bar a comforter as these can over stimulate children, they would rather play than sleep). Your baby’s mattress should be firm and have no wear and tear. I always advise a new mattress for each child.
Full Name: Dawn Grey
How did you decide to become a career maternity nurse? I was working as a nanny through an agency who also supplied maternity nurses. A very tricky night job came through with a poorly baby who had just been discharged from hospital. He had severe renal complications and needed oxygen and medication throughout the night and his parents were exhausted and unable to do it. The agency asked me because of my calm nature and said I would be perfect for the role! So it started from there really almost 18 years ago and I haven’t looked back!
Congratulations! As you are reading this article I presume you or your nearest and dearest are about to become a parent. This is a super special time and a little specialist maternity care can go along way to making it really enjoyable. In this post, we are going to give you a quick guide to the whole process of finding the perfect Maternity Nurse at home for the family.
Maternity Nurses are specialists in newborn care, they will help both parents and baby in the first few months. They are a fountain of maternity care knowledge and make the transition to parenthood an enjoyable and precious time. Whether it is your first baby or baby number four, having a Maternity Nurse at home can help you settle into a routine with the baby and cater for your individual needs.
Finding a new maternity nurse is an exciting time for any household. Whether you’re expecting your first child, or it’s the first time you’re considering hiring a maternity nurse to help out, the interviewing process is something you should take your time in doing.
Sometimes, hiring staff can be relatively straightforward, but hiring a maternity nurse should take more consideration. Maternity nurses often have lots of short term roles, varying from a couple of months to even several days, which can sometimes make it difficult to confirm their experience and suitability for the role. The summary below can offer some guidance when interviewing candidates for a maternity nurse role, as there are certain things you need to clarify!
Topic: How to have a successful maternity nurse career.
This month’s Maternity Nurse of the Month is Zimmie. She shares her tips and experiences with Polo & Tweed as to how she’s had such a successful career in the industry.
Full Name: Zimmie Silby-Scott
Profession: Maternity Nurse
Why did you decide to enter your profession? I have worked with children since I had my own daughter 25 years ago. I’ve worked in all childcare positions- from preschool to secondary school support worker- and when I was a nanny for twins who were were going off to school I decided to look for my next challenge. A colleague said that they were looking into maternity nursing and that I should look into it too. I did and loved the idea of helping families in the early stages of a bringing a baby home.
Hiring a childcare professional can seem like a complex thing to do. When you start to look for support for your new family, it can seem daunting that there are so many technical terms and titles. You can hire a maternity nurse, maternity nanny, doula, postnatal support specialist and more. But how do you decide which professional you actually need?
Many people are confused between the concept of a maternity nurse or a maternity nanny. There are actually some big differences between the two, and we are here to share the key differences. This will make your recruitment process much easier.