Held by Hope Postpartum Philosophy

CARE. COMFORT. EXPERTISE.

So what is my Postpartum Philosophy? I believe each family can be more confident in their role as parents when they are supported physically with the tasks around their home, comforted in a sleep deprived recovery stage, emotionally cared in this tender time, and offered tools and information about their options so that they can make educated choices. Postpartum, a new parent is very vulnerable to the pressures around them and they need non-judgmental expertise as they navigate the kind of parents they will become. They need to be nurtured, just as they nurture their own baby. As each parent courageously embraces this rite of passage, I am honored to be present.

 

Held by Hope | Care. Comfort. Expertise

MY POSTPARTUM PHILOSOPHY: UNIQUE CARE TO FIT YOUR UNIQUE POSTPARTUM

Because you have unique needs, I have special training to help you where you need it most. Right along with my postpartum philosophy, I want each family to treasure their own individual experience.

 

When any family has needs outside of my postpartum philosophy scope of practice, I will refer people on to more qualified postpartum professional support. For additional help postpartum, please visit Postpartum Support MN or call their Helpline.

 

  • MULTIPLES
  • PERSONALIZED CARE
  • LATCHING AND ATTACHING
  • LOW MILK SUPPLY
  • NON-JUDGEMENTAL SUPPORT
  • CLEAN MACHINE
Held by Hope - Postpartum philosophy

MULTIPLES

You're bringing home two or more newborns at the same time, and lets's just say that might be a little more interesting than bringing home only one. I have 4 years of experience supporting families with triplets and sensitivity to the special needs families with multiples have immediately coming home after more complicated births and having spent time in the NICU with medically fragile premie babies. Good support is especially crucial for these families as couples navigate the financial and emotional stressors of becoming a big family all at once.

Held by Hope - Postpartum philosophy

PERSONALIZED CARE

You have a fur baby that will need some extra attention when they aren't an only child anymore. You want the freedom to ask someone to clean your bathroom or fold mountains of onesies and not feel guilty about it because let's face the music-- someone "holding the baby for you" is not really THAT helpful to make the nagging thoughts go away, when all you want to do is catch a nap. My care is specialized to fit the needs of each individual family.

Held by Hope - Postpartum philosophy

LATCHING AND ATTACHING

You're home and no longer have a nurse checking in with you hourly and giving a million suggestions about what to do to help you not curl your toes over every time your baby is latching on. I have training in Laid Back Breastfeeding and understand that getting started can be overwhelming when everyone has something different to offer. I work with you to find your style of latching and offer suggestions for increasing attachment WHILE helping your newborn use their biologically hardwired tools to latch on their own to work WITH you rather than against you.

Held by Hope - Postpartum philosophy

LOW MILK SUPPLY

There are many different ways to increase your supply. Through my personal experience of inducing lactation and going from no milk to nursing my daughter almost exclusively at the breast for two years, I believe every mother can nurse their baby if they desire to—no matter how much milk she has.

Held by Hope - Postpartum philosophy

NON-JUDGEMENTAL SUPPORT

Breastfeed or bottle-feed? Eat your placenta or don't? You might have a different spiritual background, skin color or sexual preference than my last client, but every parent needs support postpartum. No matter who you are or where you are coming from, I care about you finding your way in a culture that is largely unsupportive and lacks empathy for new parents. There are many ways to be a parent, I support you as you come to your own decision-- whatever that may be.

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CLEAN MACHINE

The great majority of my clients hire me and ask me to support them in keeping their home calm and peaceful during their postpartum time. I have a track record of being able to get a lot accomplished in a short amount of time. Hammering out a few loads of laundry, whipping up a nutritious meal, and tidying up everything in just a few hours while you and your baby rest are my specialty.