You and your newborn are in good hands
WHO I CAN HELP
New first time Mums without close family/network
Multiple birth parents
Recovering from an exhaustive /difficult birth
Pratical support for medical complications mother/baby
Other young children within the household
Mums at risk of PND
WHAT I CAN HELP WITH
Settling/sleep and general establishment of routine
Support in the care of your baby or care for your baby while you grab a well earned time to yourself
Look after baby so you can catch up on sleep or run errands
Help with general light household chores
Organise a cleaner or other services
Lactation and newborn support provides total family support centred around the emotional support and nurturing of the new mum; with a strong belief that good post-natal support helps build confidence.
I can tailor an individual plan for in house support for mum, baby and the family unit, helping with non-intrusive support at a time when you are faced with challenges and change. My nurturing, practical and non-medical support will give you time to get to know your baby and give you some much needed “me time.”
A LITTLE ABOUT ME
My name is Gretel Engelhardt and I have thirty years of nursing experience, I am a Registered nurse/midwife and certified lactation consultant.
I have 5 children of my own, a set of twins in the mix and at one time, I had 4 children under the age of 4. They are almost all adults now but one thing is for sure, I would never have made it through without support during the early days.
I was lucky enough to have amazing family and friends but I also had outside support via a home help service when I had my twins and ever since, I have been passionate about wanting to provide the valuable support that I received to other Mums - it eased those ‘rough’ times we all go through as new parents.
I am passionate about breatsfeeding and firmly believe that support in the early days and beyond is crucial. I have extensive knowledge in lactation and newborn care and an abundance of expertise in 'settling' and day to day routines that can be daunting for new parents in those exciting but challenging times.
I love to support and encourage parents to follow their own instincts and increase confidence in their new role.
— Gretel Engelhardt —
"Every time a child is born, so is a mother."
A GIFT OF LOVE FOR YOUR NEW MUM
Why not give the perfect gift for the new Mum in your life. A gift voucher for a block of hours for my any of my services will be an invaluable baby shower gift.
Your gift voucher can be sent directly to the recipient or to you. Printed on good quality card, complete with envelope, it's just the perfect gift.