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MotherTend provides in-home services for families within a 30 mile radius of Amesbury, MA and virtual online services worldwide!
Package 1: Eight hours for $300
Package 2: Twelve hours for $420
Hourly: $40/hour (minimum two hours)
Package 1: Four hours for $90
Package 2: Six hours for $120
Hourly: $25/hour (minimum one full hour)
* I strongly feel that all mothers deserve support and assistance during the postpartum period. If my rates would be a burden for your family, please contact me to see if we can work out a fee and payment schedule that works for you.
Perinatal (pregnancy through postpartum) consulting includes help with:
Lactation counseling and infant feeding education
Evidence-based infant care advice
Resources and referrals
Meal planning & scheduling
Evidence-based maternal nutrition
Natural cleaning and skin care education to reduce toxin exposure
Baby massage lessons
Babywearing and cloth diapering
Safe exercise and posture evaluation
Baby shower wish-list
Resources and education for perinatal mental health complications
Pumping and transitioning back to work
Managing toddler/child behavior
... and more!
In-home consulting services also include...
Infant & sibling care while parents rest (daytime only)
Light housework (laundry, dishes, quick vacuuming)
In-home: $50 initial visit, $40 follow-up
Skype: $40 initial, $30 follow-up
I am a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), trained by the Health Children's Center for Breastfeeding to recognize and remedy most common breastfeeding issues, and to help you develop a pleasant nursing relationship with your baby.*
MotherTend's lactation services include but are not limited to:
Difficulty latching, uncomfortable latch, or weak suck
Recognizing an infant's hunger and satiety cues
Supply issues (low supply or oversupply)
Breastfeeding positions and nursing in a carrier
Clogged ducts and/or mastitis
Fussiness at the breast or breastfeeding strikes
Breastfeeding and teething (and biting... ouch!)
Encouraging a gentle weaning process
*If a special circumstance arises that requires breastfeeding help outside my scope of practice, I will refer you to an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
Initial assessment and exercise introduction: $60 (roughly 1.25 hrs)
4 follow-ups package: $160
Initial assessment and exercise introduction: $40
4 follow-ups package: $120
I have a Bachelor's degree in Clinical Exercise Science, several years of personal training and group fitness instruction experience, and have spent several years trying to uncover my own postpartum postural and pain issues. After much self-study regarding postpartum physical issues, I have been able to improve my own function and wellness, and I am now on a mission to help other moms do the same!
During an initial assessment, we'll examine your specific postural habits and muscular imbalances. We'll discuss how they may be contributing to function, pain, and/or incontinence, and come up with a plan to rectify them. Follow-ups will included postural reassessment and progressive strength training. For more details about posture and the types of exercises we will be working on, see my three-part blog post: Postpartum Pain, Posture, Pelvic Floor, & More!*
*If a special circumstance arises that requires healing help outside my scope of practice, I may refer you to a Pelvic Floor Specialist, Chiropractor, and/or Functional Medicine Doctor.