Little Routines, Gillian Stewart

What is a Maternity Nurse?
Gillian Stewart, Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Maternity nurses play a key role in the care of mothers and their new born babies in the home, but what exactly is a maternity nurse?


Quite simply, she is the Mary Poppins of the baby world. Not just for the rich and famous but for anyone needing help and support in the early days and weeks after the birth of their baby.

A maternity nurse will come into your home like a breath of fresh air. Bag in hand, a cheery smile and more warmth and love than you can imagine.

On goes the kettle and instantly she will have an air of calm about her that descends upon your home.

She is an expert in the care of babies and new mothers. Her role is to support, help and teach new parents everything they need to know about the care of their baby.

She will allow the mother time to recover from the birth and give both parents some much needed relaxation and sleep.

Life as a new parent can be quite daunting. As if by magic, the maternity nurse will have your baby feeding and sleeping well. The nursery will be organised and all nursery duties will be carried out to a very high standard.

What could be a more perfect way to start the journey with your new baby?

As you come to say goodbye to your Mary Poppins with a tear in your eye, she will be leaving a confident mummy and a happy, contented baby.

You can be reassured that your 'security blanket' is never far away. Most maternity nurses are at the end of a telephone or computer...me too!