Incorporating postpartum support may occur during pregnancy or after the birth of your baby. Each family is unique and areas of support will differ with each family. Having the assistance of a postpartum consultant can help you and your family through the life event of becoming new parents allowing essential areas to be addressed and supported. Every parent has a well of strengths and resources as well as handling, and adapting to the changing and dynamic relationship with their infant. The goals are to help parents explore the key themes in their relationship with their infant, while supporting parents with intervention, relevant education, infant development information and resources. There are many reasons working with a postpartum consultant.
Areas may include:

  • Lowering the incidence of postpartum mood disorders
  • Not feeling bonded to baby
  • Feeling sad or confused about baby
  • Lowering anxiety and overwhelm
  • Traumatic or unexpected birth
  • Employ rest/sleep periods for mom and partner
  • Breastfeeding education and trouble-shooting
  • Newborn guidance and support
  • Twin and Triplet challenges
  • Surrogacy or adoption after care support
  • Assisting with the after care of medical instructions
  • High needs/fussy/colic/reflux suggestions and/or interventions
  • Soothing techniques
  • Infant sleep challenges
  • Sleep training assistance that are developmentally and physically appropriate for baby
  • Sleep regressions
  • Identifying Bio behavioral shifts and development with baby
  • Identifying temperamental idiosyncrasies and challenging sleep disturbances
  • SIDS prevention education and resources
  • “Whole-family” schedule, ritual and routine building
  • Balancing family and work
  • Lesbian and gay parenting support/challenges and resources
  • Single parent support/challenges and resources
  • Bottle-feeding rejection and weaning
  • Introduction of solids
  • Sibling rivalry, and new baby jealousy
  • Referrals to local resources and professionals

Contact Niccole for Postpartum Consulting.