Just had a baby and want a checkup? Let us come to you!
After birth, the last thing you want to be doing is leaving the house to attend lots of checkups that could be done at home.
You want to rest, recover, bond with your baby, and for someone to come to you and assess you both (and answer all your questions) from the comfort of your own home.
For these reasons, we offer midwife home visits in Madrid (or online) to check on the physical and mental recovery of mum and partner in the early weeks, answer all your questions, and assess the health and progress of baby. This is what we do during these visits:
Mother: Check stitches or C Section wound, check and change wound dressing, assess uterine involution and general physical and mental state. Check birth recovery (bleeding, perineal comfort, constipation etc..). Assess breastfeeding and assist (breast/expressing or mixed) and give advice.
Baby: Check baby is feeding well (wet/dirty nappies and general hydration), assess any newborn conditions like jaundice, milk spots and more, give care advice, check umbilical cord stump etc…
Father/partner: Check how dad is doing after the birth, and answer any questions on how partners can best support mum and take care of their new baby!
The small print:
The visit usually lasts around 90 minutes, however times may vary. Usually in the first visit at least 90 minutes is needed, and in case you request more than one visit, subsequent visits may take less time (depending on each individual case and how many doubts or issues there are at each stage).
The visit is intended to be used within the first 4 weeks of your baby's life. We would advise the first visit is done in the first week of your life in order to address any newborn care and feeding doubts asap, check the mother is recovering well, and be sure that both parents are coping with their new roles.
You may need more than one visit, in which case you can purchase further visits individually or make a cost saving with a package of 3 from the start.
Visits are performed by a qualified midwife (who is highly experienced in feeding issues of newborns). The information and advice given during the visits are not intended to substitute that of your (or your child's) treating healthcare professionals, but instead to offer more in-depth and personalised attention than you may have otherwise received, and to offer it in English.