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Worth and Value. Infant Care Profession.

I do a bit of networking with other professionals in the newborn / postnatal / postpartum field.

Usually we agree on the fundamentals of our job. We are there , each of us , in a capacity to support, guide and educate. Mostly though we all agree on one thing - "Safety over all".

Whatever we do , we must not make our clients , the adults, the moms and dads, feel that we are there to take over, rather to help them grow into their new roles of first time parents or parents of more children. We are there to make sure the parents, baby, the whole family feels supported and listened to.

My profession, my presence, in the lives of new mothers and their children cuts drastically down on postpartum depression.

It does sadden me when occasionally I come across professionals who belittle and attack my profession. It usually comes down to couple things when jumping onto assumptions.

One very obvious, they have no idea and do not want to learn about the job I do. Choosing to deliberately not educate themselves.

Second one is age. I am not an ageist. I respect the heck out of older and wiser people. Yet some older generation of carers who have been in their profession for decades and decades can't seem to open their minds to the idea that we evolve. We do more and more research, studies. People are more connected and open to work globally to move forward in this fast paced world.

That’s exactly that. We now live in a "fast and furious" world. When I look at it, my profession barely existed 40-50 years ago in western countries.

When I am being shut down with an assumption by a "senior care professional", implying that my profession may be causing my client "harm", I take it personally.

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My job is something I truly love. I live and breath my profession.

My profession, my presence in the lives of new mothers and their children cuts drastically down on postpartum depression.

My presence allows new parents to be less stressed, knowing they have an educated professional by their sides when they are in their most vulnerable period of life.

My clients have a better chance of successfully breastfeed their babies with less issues because of my 24h , day or night presence.

My clients don’t get stuck in a "fight or flight" mode after being discharged from hospital when they get home with their new baby because of my presence.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

I am proud of my profession. My job fulfills me. I know my value and worth.

We have our professions , whether it's doulas, midwives, neonatal nurses, postnatal carers, breastfeeding consultants, etc.

Though there are very few that offer continuous support up to 6 days/nights a week for up to 6 months in a row. Most only do few home visits, maybe few half or full days over a period of first 6 weeks postpartum.


No other highly trained professional stays with a family day in and day out for weeks. While putting on hold their own life, their families, their sleep in their own bed, so that the new family they are supporting can have the best start on their parenting / family journey.


We postnatal carers, maternity nurses / practitioners, newborn care specialists and night nurses are the ones who truly understand the postpartum period because we experience it with our clients.

When I say I support parents at night. (I offer overnight / day/ 24h care.) I do it because I know the infinite benefits it brings to parent / infant lives.

We live in a very detached world nowadays. We rush. We have very high societal expectations…

We have a "mental health issue" pandemic!

Most vulnerable are the new mothers without the right support.


So when a new mom wants to have one night (or 6) a week someone helping her, so she doesn’t need to spend hours awake soothing and resettling a baby, and she can just limit it down to cuddles and breastfeeding, skin on skin contact under a watch of a professional, let her have it! She deserves it! She is recovering from childbirth!

We postnatal carers, maternity nurses / practitioners, newborn care specialists and night nurses are the ones who truly understand the postpartum period because we experience it with our clients. Every bit of it. The good, the bad, the scary, the manic, the exhausted laughter with tears over the shooting poo and projectile vomit at 3 am….

My value lays in my experience, 10s of thousands of hours with postpartum moms and their newborns.

I am a proud to be in this profession.

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