IN-HOME POSTPARTUM SUPPORT

OVERVIEW

in-home postpartum support packages

Yay! You have your baby in your arms, and you have begun the transition from Maiden to Mother (or mama of more than one). You have grown a tiny, amazing little human all with your own body. Everyone around you will be so thrilled to meet this little person and so much love and generosity will be sent their way.

My role is to ‘mother the mother’ during this special period to enable you to feel nurtured, rested and lovingly supported and guided during these early days. My hearts work is to care for mothers so they can adequately recover from pregnancy and labor, establish feeding (which ever method you choose), and have the peaceful and joyful postpartum experience that you wish for. There are so many cultures around the world that treat the postpartum period as sacred, and the mothers are taken care of by the whole community. This may not be a common occurrence here in Australia, but with my support I can set you and your baby up to have the best start at a well-connected and loving relationship.

Rachael Flack cooking for a client as part of a postpartum care package
Woman with smiling newborn in Frankston
INCLUSIONS

what you receive

My in-home packages are very flexible and will always be adapted to your needs and desires. A typical package may include the following:

TESTIMONIALS

contented clients

I really liked the postpartum planning session as it helped settle my mind by having a few things in place for when bub arrived and opened up conversations with my husband about how we would parent, and what our needs were.

Julie

Rachael is an absolute gem. The effort she went to in supporting me was above and beyond. She crammed a lot of assistance into her 3-hour visits and was so easy to have around, making me feel very comfortable during what is a very vulnerable time in a woman’s life. Her background as a social worker showed, with follow-up emails filled with valuable info and resources relevant to what we discussed. She would always respond rapidly to me contacting her and would check-in with me regularly between sessions. I would highly recommend Rach to any other first time mother transitioning to motherhood.

Michelle

It was an absolute lifesaver having you visit and look after me. As, as usually happens, the focus is so much on the baby, everyone forgets to look after the mother.

Lydia

I really loved the home visits and was amazed at how much we crammed in each time. With lockdown it was nice to have access to a professional but also a mum who could share their own experiences and advice. The book library, Voxer and the breastfeeding drop-ins were such useful resources as well.

Julie

While it was logistically helpful to have the visits, the biggest positive outcome was that I was reminded that I'm worth being looked after and looking after myself. That it's totally OK and a good thing to ask for help rather than try to do it all on your own. As it's easy to forget all that when the immediate environment (and our wacky Western culture) is mostly telling you otherwise.

Lydia
    Rachael flack is an accredited social worker and postpartum doula

    package details

    maiden to mother

    $ 2200
    • 1 prenatal preparation session (~34 weeks, in-home or online)
    • 6 postpartum in-home visits (~3 hours per visit)
    • 8 weeks of Voxer audio/text support
    • 1 mothers circle journey (3 sessions)
    • Nourishing mama hamper
    • Unlimited access to library of books and carriers
    • In-home nutritious and healing cooked meals and snacks*
    • Bellybinding*
    • Birth debriefing and processing*
    • Herbal baths and foot soaks*
    • Emotional support and guidance*
    • Education and coordination of referrals*
    • Infant feeding support*
    • Practical help with baby care and sleep*
    • Relaxing hand, foot, shoulder and head massage*
    • Cloth nappy and babywearing support*
    • and more...*
    • * Available on request

    becoming

    $ 1500
    • 1 prenatal preparation session (~34 weeks, in-home or online)
    • 4 postpartum in-home visits (~3 hours per visit)
    • 6 weeks of Voxer audio/text support
    • 1 mothers circle journey (3 sessions)
    • Nourishing mama hamper
    • Unlimited access to library of books and carriers
    • In-home nutritious and healing cooked meals and snacks*
    • Bellybinding*
    • Birth debriefing and processing*
    • Herbal baths and foot soaks*
    • Emotional support and guidance*
    • Education and coordination of referrals*
    • Infant feeding support*
    • Practical help with baby care and sleep*
    • Relaxing hand, foot, shoulder and head massage*
    • Cloth nappy and babywearing support*
    • and more…*
    • *Available on request

    awaken

    $ 750
    • 1 prenatal preparation session (~34 weeks, in-home or online)
    • 2 postpartum in-home visits (~3 hours per visit)
    • 4 weeks of Voxer audio/text support
    • 1 mothers circle journey (3 sessions)
    • Nourishing mama hamper
    • Unlimited access to library of books and carriers
    • In-home nutritious and healing cooked meals and snacks*
    • Bellybinding*
    • Birth debriefing and processing*
    • Herbal baths and foot soaks*
    • Emotional support and guidance*
    • Education and coordination of referrals*
    • Infant feeding support*
    • Practical help with baby care and sleep*
    • Relaxing hand, foot, shoulder and head massage*
    • Cloth nappy and babywearing support*
    • and more…*
    • *Available on request

    add-ons and custom packages

    add on: extra visit

    $ 200

    Add a 2 or 3 hour in-home or virtual visit to your existing package.

    add on: message support

    $ 199

    Add 1 month of Voxer, email or message support to your existing package.

    custom packages

    From $ 199

    Create a custom postpartum support package to meet your needs.

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    frequently asked questions

    I’m here to answer any questions you may have about my range of postpartum support packages. If you can’t see an answer to your question here, please contact me.

    We will meet at around 34 weeks to connect, develop a postpartum plan, and discuss whatever is on your mind. Once your baby is born, we get in touch and discuss when you would like your home visits. You may want the support as soon as you walk in the door from hospital, or you may want to wait until there is less family support available during the day. I also can depending on availability start clients who have already had their baby. Sometimes we don’t know we need the support until we are in the thick of it!

    My packages and supports are flexible. I am happy to offer in-home and online packages or a combination of both.

    There are so many beautiful things I can offer you at home and we can change it up with each visit. You may just need me to hold space for you and your emotions and to discuss your birth experiences. You may need me to cook you a nutritious meal and one-handed snacks. I can care for baby while you take a healing herbal bath/foot soak or have a nap that you desperately need.

    I am a great multitasker, so I can put baby in a carrier, do some light house chores, assist with other children, while you pump or use the phone to make some needed appointments. The most important thing is that I am there to take care of you, because if you are well cared for it will have a beneficial ripple effect on your whole family. 

    My in-home postpartum packages have 3 levels of support. They all include a postpartum planning session while pregnant, 3 hour in-home postpartum visits, voxer audio/text support, gifts for mama, mothers circle access and book library access.

    Package extensions or custom add-ons can be tailored to your needs; depending on how much you want to invest and how long you want support for there is a nourishing package here for you.

    If you want to go deeper and find out more about how I can best support you during your motherhood transition, then contact me and we can either chat in person if you live close by, or we can arrange a video/phone call to discuss your needs.

    Payment plans are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

    In-home visits are available for clients within 40km of Seaford; a travel fee will apply for a distance of more than 25km. In-home support is also available within Warragul.

    Rachael Flack smiling at the beach in Seaford, where A Mama is Born is based
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