Nurturing Newborns

Helping your New Baby Flourish

Newborn care and support packages.

“I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.” (Vincent Van Gogh)

There is little more wonderful, scarier or more utterly exhausting than bringing a new life into this world. Every time I am able to be a part of this experience with a family I feel blessed.

My role as a maternity nurse (non-medical) is multifaceted, but I aim to calmly and gently help and guide parents through those first precious hours, days and weeks of their new baby’s life so that by the time I leave, parents are feeling confident, reassured and hopefully a little bit rested!

Traditionally the role of a non-medical maternity nurse is to live in with the family for a period of time after the birth of their baby. This is usually for a certain number of days per week in the weeks that follow the birth. Personally, I try to tailor what I can offer to the needs of the family, making sure that I am taking into consideration the needs of all those concerned (including my own, as the last thing any family needs is an overstretched Maternity Nurse!).

I took a break from in-house maternity nursing roles following the birth of my son 7 years ago, and now I will only consider shorter term roles. Please do get in touch to discuss your needs and even if I am unable to help personally, I may be able to recommend someone who can.

“It is difficult to sum up in words Caroline’s unique personal qualities, her wealth of experience and natural gift with babies and children. Instead, I look at our gorgeous baby daughter, who has happily settled into life with a gentle routine, knowing that her parents can now understand and respond to her cues. The happiness of our little baby bears testament to all Caroline’s hard work, patience and experience. Caroline has helped to give our little girl the very best start in life and eased our transition from being a couple to a new family in the smoothest way imaginable. For this, we will always be extremely grateful.” Mrs C