What is a Postnatal Practitioner?
A Postnatal Practitioner can be defined by a qualified home help who can attend the home from 38 weeks Pregnant all the way up to baby is a year old. The difference with a Postnatal Practitioner to other services is that they can work as many or as little hours as the family needs or they choose to work, and work on a hourly rate of pay which can be tailored to the practitioners experience and personal preference. A practitioner can be extremely flexible with the job role, no day will be the same. They are multi skilled and have a wide range of knowledge and often act as the ‘middle man’ or woman to sign post to additional services and support.
They can work with multiple families at one time and work anytime of day or night. There is always work available around the clock. Because they charge by the hour different families will be able to afford different levels of care. A lot of other services are only available to the wealthy or some seek support for free from charities, but there is a large portion of families who fall in the middle with no option for postnatal care of any kind.
We feel this is now changing with our POSTNATAL PRACTITIONERS!
Why are Postnatal Practitioners needed?
.Watch this video to understand a little more about why Postnatal Practitioners are needed.
A day in the life of a Practitioner
Learn what kind of work day you will have when you become a Postnatal Practitioner
What you will Learn on our Course
What you will Learn
Check out this video to discover what our Postnatal Practitioner `Course entails.
So if you would like to learn ...
We start off by working through the starter pack to fully understand how this job role works. this includes things like our promise to you, what we would expect from you, safeguarding, child abuse signs to look out for and how it is everyones responsibility to be aware of it and report it. We discuss the role in great detail including limitations, support for you if you are needing emotional support for any reason, what you can and can’t do with the job role. We help guide you to where to buy supplies from, what additional equipment you might need and useful things to have with you. We talk you through how to approach every situation and how confidentiality is at the height of what you do and how to get this message across to the families you will be working with. We also discuss setting up as self employed and how to find your first few families and then get referrals ready for the next family. This pack is everything you will need to get you start and on your way, ready to dive into the theory.
We walk you through everything you need to know about a babies sleep, from sleep cycles, to circadian rhythms, hormones, sleep associations, Gentle sleep routine, and we will discuss other sleep routines that families might have look at online and in book and the for and against each method. We will also cover Safe sleeping and SID risks, to keep baby safe and the family well informed. Anything to do with babies sleep we cover it.
A wide range of feeding methods from breast feeding, bottle feeding, supplement feeding, tube feeding and everything in-between. We will cover position and attachment, getting a god supply going, hormones related to breast milk supply, we look at common situations that occur during breast feeding as well as expressing milk and how to store and feed back with it. We look at the correct way to prepare a bottle of formula, cleaning and sterilising bottles and everything associated with bottle feeding and pace feeding. We also explore many a varied method of feeding in between.
We teach you all about the fourth trimester and how baby should be looked after in this period. We teach you how to bath a baby and look after the umbilical cord. We discuss common childhood illness and what signs to look out for. We look at bonding with baby and how important development is through play and we also look at useful equipment to help make life a little easier for the family.
The definition of Colic, signs and symptoms that fall under the Colic heading. What other things it could be other than just crying. We look at Reflux as an option and how to effectively treat reflux or signpost to the correct help and support for the family. We look at both GOR and GORD (gastro oesophageal reflux disease.) signs and symptoms and possible causes and how to treat the causes. We also cover possible allergies that might be contributing to an unsettled baby. Finally we look at how we can help and support a family experiencing these issues in the correct manner.
We look at different types of twins and twin births, potential health problems that multiples are more at risk of. We look at feeding multiples and sleep methods and routines for multiples. W look at safe sleep techniques with multiples and we also look at ways to help the family cope with crying when it is more than one baby at the same time. We also cover the practical element of equipment need to make life easier for the family and also different ways babies can be washed together or separate.
Signs, symptoms and treatment of Postnatal Depression, Psychosis, OCN, Anxiety, postnatal depletion, birth trauma. We look at how we can support a mother in these times and help the family to cope and adjust and understand the mother. We also look at how we can sign post these mothers to additional support outside of the home, specialist care, we can save mum the effort of finding resources and help for herself.
Pelvic floor and exercises to help strengthen it again. We look at gentle stretches and movements to help tone the body again and feel better, we look at nutritious food to help nourish the mother back to full health. We look at the treatment options a mother could have her in her own home such as massage and special herbal rituals. We look at ways we an help mum with practical hands on help around the home, such as washing and cleaning and cooking etc … We also look at ways she can play with baby to create a secure bond.
Family Care Careers
We run our training through our sister company Family Care Careers where we offer a range of training options and practitioner levels.
We are so much more than just a training school, find out more here…
We support you throughout your career supporting others from practical advice and help, to emotional support and everything in-between.
We add you on to our online community group where you can chat and get to know other practitioners , plus ask any questions and we host live Q and A sessions there too. We are only ever a few clicks away.
We celebrate you ! we celebrate all your successes and stories you are proud of along the way and encourage you to share with us moments that make you proud to be a Postnatal Practitioner.
We often have social gatherings so you get to meet your fellow practitioners and discuss all of your experiences and ask any questions you have and above all else have fun and do something exciting.
Family Care Careers
So head over to our other sister company to get started with your course today !