MotherTend
Perinatal consulting, lactation, & functional fitness services
North Shore MA, Seacoast NH, and Online

SERVICES and RATES


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MotherTend provides in-home services for families within a 30 mile radius of Amesbury, MA and virtual online services worldwide! 

Perinatal Consulting- Rates

In-home:
Package 1: Eight hours for $300
Package 2: Twelve hours for $420
Hourly: $40/hour (minimum two hours)

Skype/phone: 
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:

  • Emotional support

  • 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

  • Elimination Communication

  • Safe exercise and posture evaluation

  • Baby shower wish-list

  • Resources and education for perinatal mental health complications

  • Pumping and transitioning back to work

  • Weaning education/trouble-shooting

  • Managing toddler/child behavior

  • ... and more!

In-home consulting services also include...

  • Infant & sibling care while parents rest (daytime only)

  • Meal prep

  • Light housework (laundry, dishes, quick vacuuming)

  • Pet care

Lactation Counseling only 

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

  • Nipple soreness/cracking/burning

  • Supply issues (low supply or oversupply)

  • Fast let-down

  • Breastfeeding positions and nursing in a carrier

  • Clogged ducts and/or mastitis

  • Pumping

  • 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).

Pre/Postnatal Functional Fitness only

In-home:

Initial assessment and exercise introduction: $60 (roughly 1.25 hrs)
Follow-up: $50/hour
4 follow-ups package: $160

Skype:
Initial assessment and exercise introduction: $40
Follow-up: $35/hour
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.

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