Post partum Care for Toronto, Ontario
247 CARE is dedicated to supporting the needs of distressed postpartum mothers and their families during this
time of profound transition. Postpartum, refers to the period directly after childbirth when for most women, especially those experiencing childbirth
for the first time, it marks probably the most significant and life-changing event they have yet lived.
The postpartum period is marked by strong emotions, dramatic physical
changes, new and altered relationships, and the assumption of and
adjustment to new roles .
The most vulnerable time for a woman to develop onset of mood disorders
is during the postpartum period. Approximately 12-16 % of women
experience depression during this time.
OUR POSTPARTUM SERVICES INCLUDE:
- Home baby care to allow REST for MOTHER;
- Assistance with BREAST & BOTTLE Feeding & Newborn Care;
- EMOTIONAL SUPPORT to Help with new parent Stress and Postpartum blues;
- SUPPORT FOR SIBLINGS to Enjoy the positive experience of the New Baby;
- INFANT MASSAGE INSTRUCTION to help baby Sleep, Relax, and Relieve Colic;
- Other support requested by the family such as: light housekeeping, shopping, laundry, errands & meal preparation.
are many factors in a difficult postpartum adjustment - sleep
deprivation, financial stress, grief over an unexpectedly difficult
birth, a traumatic family history, and the high expectations of the
mother and the society she lives in, being among some of them.
The most effective help for postpartum
anxiety is non-judgmental support from women who have been through it
themselves. We work with new families during the postpartum period, to
help them more fully enjoy the early days with their new baby.
We provide non-medical support and help
to create a nurturing environment for the mother, her partner, and
their new baby. We do not assume primary responsibility for the
newborn, but we assist the mother and her partner in their new role as
parents so they can more easily bond with and take care of their baby.
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