MARGARET HOLMAN

Private maternity nurse and Birth & Postnatal Doula 

Maternity Nurse OCN Level 4,Registered Early Childhood Educator, DONA Certified Birth & trained Postpartum Doula, Child Development AdvisorEarly Years Educator, Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant and Registered Nurse with an extensive range of skills and experience, supporting private clients during pregnancy, birth, postnatal and early year. Trained and experienced in supporting breastfeeding,mixed feeding, tube feeding, sleep support and trouble shooting.


Demonstrates a calm and reassuring nature, strong interpersonal skills with enthusiasm and patience to work under pressure and make informed decisions


Discreet and able to adapt to each families individual needs. Experience working with high profile families


Knowledgeable with supporting Mothers and partners with Postpartum Depression and Anxiety including co-establishing a drop in programme for Mums with Postnatal depression


KEY SKILLS


Experienced with supporting breastfeeding, combined breast and formula feeding and tandem feeding for multiples


Strong observational skills and knowledge of breastfeeding complications, jaundice,pumping and expressing,tongue and lip tie and after care
Extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of newborn care and early years development. Supports clients with feeding, sleep and development expectations and routines


Guides parents through all aspects of baby care including bathing, feeding and sleep cues and settling techniques


Teaches safe formula preparation and sterilizing of bottles in line with UNICEF and World Health Organization


Practices safe sleep for infants as advised by The Lullaby Trust Knowledgeable in maternal postnatal recovery and nutrition


Certified Infant Massage Instructor; infant massage incorporated into day to day baby care and taught to clients

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