Package of 5 home visits:
When discharged from hospital with a new baby, many parents feel that they need
extra support. From our 20 years of experience we know the postnatal home visits by midwives can save new parents from worries, unnecessary visits back to the hospital or doctor, and personal agony.
Our programme starts with a visit from one of our midwives/consultants the day after mother and baby are discharged from hospital and continues regularly for a period
of 1 - 6 weeks (normally). We plan the visits out with you - and often this is two visits the first week back at home and then weekly. Sometimes it's spread out a bit more. Direct access to midwives between visits has proven to give an invaluable support. The support enables the family to properly adjust to the new
situation, ensures that breastfeeding is well established and that the parents'
emotional well-being is secured.
Each visit is tailored according to the individual family's needs, with the emphasis being to focus on the most urgent issues present. In the early days this is quite often breastfeeding (or bottle-feeding); therefore, we will focus on the prevention of sore breasts and mastitis, show you different feeding positions, discuss how often and how long you need to feed your baby and how to know if your infant is getting enough milk.
As other issues then follow, you will be given the required support and advice to ensure that you are able to both fulfil and enjoy your role as a new parent. This typically includes:
* Performing a complete physical check on the baby
* Assistance in the care and maintenance of the belly button
* A demonstration of the basics of baby massage
* Weighing the baby
* Checking that the uterus is contracting well
* Checking that the perineum/wound is healing well
* Giving support through the 'baby blues'
* Discussing different aspects of parenting and baby care.
This package includes 5 x 1 hour sessions and one coupon for the mother and baby clinic. The packages should be used within the first 6 months from the first visit. The last visit is sometimes used to prepare and understand weaning babies onto solid food.
Each visit lasts one hour. Package of 5 visits are discounted by 10%, total HK$8,100, including travel charges.
Also available as a single visit (full price $1,800) or package of 8 visits (15% discount). Please book via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
****Please contact us for quotations for areas where travel time exceeds 1 hour or outlying Islands. For DB there are no extra travel charges.