Postnatal Services
Postnatal Services

What happens when baby arrives?

Congratulations on the safe arrival of your little bundle!  Now that you have done the hard work of birthing your baby let us take care of you for a while.

The beauty of our postnatal service is that it all happens in the comfort of your own home. Yes, that’s right we come to you.  These visits allow you to stay comfortable and happy at home, while still accessing specialist advice on postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, sleeping and settling and we will also weigh and measure your baby at each visit.

The other bonus is that these visits continue for the first 6 weeks and 6 days after the birth of your baby. So, when the time comes for us to say goodbye you will be full of knowledge and confidence to go forward on your parenting journey independently.

Appointments are also available for post-partum debriefing if required.

Breastfeeding Support

Can you help with breastfeeding?

Research has documented that there are many reasons to breastfeed your baby. Breastfeeding does not always come naturally or easy to every mother.

Here at Albury Wodonga Midwifery Services we provide breastfeeding support and advice to mothers with practical support and information, enabling them to establish and continue breastfeeding.

The early days are a learning curve for both mother and baby. Having the right support can make the establishment of breastfeeding go far more smoothly.

Then there could be breastfeeding challenges like mastitis, engorgement, thrush and more. Its ok because we can be right there for you.

We will visit you in the comfort of your own home and work through any issues you have.

We have several Spectra and Medela breast pumps available for hire. Please email us at awmidwifery@gmail.com for availability.

Sleeping and Settling Sessions

Can you help me settle my baby?

We provide support on sleep and settling in the comfort of your home. We will come and assess what the current situation is and advise of techniques that can be utilised to assist your baby with settling and sleeping.

We do not encourage control crying techniques. Baby are not always able to establish their own sleep/wake patterns so we can help by watching their cues: rubbing their eyes, yawning or fussing. We consider the need of your family, the space you have and your parenting style when deciding how to handle sleep during the postnatal period. Remember that you may need to adjust your approach as your baby grows.