Pregnancy and childbirth is an amazing, life-altering time for mothers. In today’s world, most of the focus is on the health and development of the fetus during pregnancy, having successful labor and delivery of the baby, and frequent checkups for the infant during the first year. But who takes care of the mom during this tumultuous time? Mothering the Mother has become an excellent resource for this, so keep reading to see all they have to offer new moms.
At Mothering the Mother, Inc., professionals seek to improve maternal and perinatal care and outcomes for women in southeastern Wisconsin. As a result, women can access various services such as childbirth education, breastfeeding assistance, and assistance from doulas.
Mothering the Mother has two locations in Wisconsin.
Racine- 2925 Rapids Drive, Racine, WI 53404
West Allis- 1586 S. 81st Street, West Allis, WI 53214
At Mothering the Mother locations, women can access three different childbirth education pathways.
This six-week childbirth education series helps parents “learn it all” before their new bundle of joy arrives. This comprehensive education series includes everything you need to know, from the different stages of labor to breastfeeding and newborn care. This is an excellent option for new parents who want to know what to expect.
Other class topics include medications and medical interventions during labor, labor support techniques and natural comfort, postpartum care and recovery, newborn care, and infant safety. In addition, parents can learn everything from acupressure, breathing techniques, and massage to help ease pain during labor to how to breastfeed and bottle feed their little one.
If you don’t want to commit to a six-week class lineup, you can learn all about labor and delivery in just one day! Classes range from 6-8 hours, and parents can choose either a group class ($150) or a private class ($250).
This class teaches all aspects of labor and birth. Still, it does not include specific newborn care instructions or breastfeeding tips. These courses can be taken separately. In addition, this class teaches parents about labor techniques, medical interventions, and newborn procedures after delivery.
If you’ve already given birth but want a refresher or want to add to the express class, Mothering the Mother offers six individual classes with focused topics. These topics include stages of labor, medical interventions, labor support, postpartum care and recovery, newborn care and safety, and breastfeeding and feeding your baby.
These classes are offered one to two times per month and can be taken in a group setting ($75) or privately ($100). Each class lasts for 2-3 hours. This is an ideal option for busy parents who want to learn about pregnancy and newborn care on their own schedule.
Mothering the Mother locations also offer breastfeeding support and services for parents who need assistance with feeding their baby. You can schedule a virtual visit ($50), where parents can receive 2 hours of personal help with any breastfeeding issues they might be having. A virtual visit is an excellent option for parents who don’t want to go through the hassle of leaving the house with a little one! It is optimal for both parents to be present during the virtual visit so that the breastfeeding counselor can assist with working through issues while one parent holds the baby and the other speaks into the phone or camera.
If you prefer in-person care, you can schedule an office visit ($70). You will receive 2 hours of one-on-one, hands-on attention from a breastfeeding counselor. The breastfeeding counselor will ask questions, assess the issues, and provide assistance during feeding. It is ideal to book an appointment during a time when your baby needs to eat so that the counselor can provide assistance during an actual nursing session.
Mothering the Mother also offers birth and postpartum doula services.
If you’d like birth doula services, you can choose from the following packages:
Doulas are available in-person or virtually, depending on your family’s preferences. Birth doulas give private childbirth education instruction, are on call at the end of the pregnancy, assist during the birth and 2 hours after delivery, and offer postpartum support and care.
Postpartum doula support is available in various ways, including in-home support and instruction on baby care, once-a-month checkups, and planning sessions for birth and the transition into parenthood. Services range from $100 (for a 2-hour visit) to $600 (for 12 hours of in-person support).
Mothering the Mother provides services and care for parents and their infants. The birth of a child is a momentous occasion, and both the mom and newborn will have unique needs during this life-altering experience. Parents are well taken care of through a variety of childbirth education courses and postpartum support.
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