What is a maternity nurse?
Not only can I help you get prepared for your baby, but I also help with your newborn once you come home from the hospital. I am a trained maternity practitioner, widely known as a maternity nurse or newborn care specialist and have supported families with their precious newborns worldwide.
So what is a maternity nurse/newborn care specialist?
As a maternity nurse, I can show you and carry out duties related to the physical and emotional aspects of caring for a newborn, such as, but not limited to:
- cleaning (baby areas)
- changing nappies
- taking out baby for walks in the pram
- sterilising bottles/breast pump equipment.
I can also offer support to mothers who wish to breastfeed or bottle-feed, help to implement good sleeping habits and establish a routine, that works for the whole family. I work on a 24h schedule, or just days or nights, depending on the family’s needs and wishes. During 24h shifts, I require a 4h break to help me stay focused and fulfil my duties effectively.
When should we book a maternity nurse?
Most maternity nurses including myself are getting booked many months in advance, usually after the 12 weeks scan. However, don’t hesitate to reach out when you are much further in your pregnancy and just decided you would like a maternity nurse.
Where do you work as a maternity nurse?
I am based in Zurich, and while I focus on bookings in the canton of Zurich, I take bookings in the whole of Switzerland.
Disclaimer: Please note that my advice and guidance is based on my training and experience working with infants and parents. I am not medically qualified and you should always consult your GP or healthcare professional if you are concerned about your child. *Maternity Practitioners/Newborn care specialists are commonly known as maternity or baby nurses, however, I am not medically trained as a nurse. The wording ‘maternity nurse’ is mainly used for keyword and search engine rankings.