Pre & Postnatal Support for Mothers
Mothersfirst offers different packages to suit your needs. To book an appointment fill in the contact form at the bottom of this page, alternatively phones lines will be open from 9 am to 5pm weekdays, we may be unable to answer immediately if we are with a client.
1) The well being package: includes counselling, CBT support with a structured program, relaxation, self care and baby massage to promote relaxation & bonding. The length of time you choose to use support is down to each individual, this is a self help structure, usually implemented during the interim of being diagnosed with post natal depression and receiving more support within the NHS. This is useful as you do not have to face this alone during this time, along with your companion you will be able to access support through the phone and email from one of us here at Mothers First. There is also the option of booking an holistic therapist during these sessions, while your Mothers First companion takes care of your little one.
2) Our home support package: is helpful if you have experienced birth trauma, need surgery or have had a ceasarean and are in need of an extra set of hands, mothers help and physical support. This service is available for minimum two hour slots, if you know that you will be having a ceasarean, it would be advisable to book in advance, possibly consider this option while you are pregnant, to ensure you have the best possible start when you arrive home.
3) Birthing support: you can also book an induction Doula & ceasarean Doula to prepare & accompany you during birth, please note only one birth partner can be present during your ceasarean. Torbay Hospital are leading the way in offering a more holistic approach to traditional ceasarean sections, for more information contact Torbay maternity ward and inquire about their gentle ceasareans.
Read more about gentle ceasareans at Torbay Hospital here:
It is advised that you book a meeting, which is free of charge (but cake would be nice). This meeting will establish the kind of needs you have, and whether you are compatible to the companion that will be assigned to you, it is very important to get the chemistry right, to ensure you are as relaxed and secure as you can be in this very special time.
Here at Mothers First we appreciate the incredible honour that is bestowed upon us to be chosen to care for you and your family, and will endeavour to rise to the challenge and be the best we can be to support you.