All too often, particularly in the Western World, we leave parents essentially alone to recover from the arrival of a new baby (whether via birth, surrogacy or adoption) and there is almost an expectation that parents will intuitively “know” what to do. And while parent intuition is strong, oftentimes parents do not know what to do when it comes to the day-to-day practical stuff and having the reassurance of an experienced and educated NCS can be a game changer!
Learning about your new baby is huge and the ability to do so in the comfort of your own home can help you quickly gain confidence and feel better about your role as a new parent. But we also often underestimate the importance of someone compassionate to talk to, lean on and learn from. A quality trained NCS can offer all of that alongside the care they are providing your baby. And science has shown us that having compassionate support makes all the difference in our ability to adapt to situations and it helps our mental health.
Another key thing that a newborn care specialist can provide is someone to help with the new parent anxiety that often arises with the arrival of a new baby; even experienced parents often have concerns around their new baby that are eased by having a trained professional in the home.
And of course, the thing most parents are concerned about losing out on when a new baby is born…. Sleep! Having a trusted expert to take over when the baby wants to have an all night dance party allows you, the new parent, to return to bed and get the rest your body needs. It is widely known that lack of sleep is a major contributor to a decline in mental health and knowing that someone else is on duty will allow you to get the rest you need to recover and help support you as you navigate this new experience.
Most quality NCS also know the signs of a potentially developing issue, and while they are not medical practitioners and cannot diagnose, they can alert you or your partner when potential warning signs appear and support you as you seek the proper help.
From an NCS who helps with this: “We bring organization and wealth of knowledge that brings comfort and reassurance; we reduce the anxiety and fear of first-time parenthood.” Our agency can help you find a quality and experienced caregiver that absolutely can make all the difference as your family grows.