INTENSIVE POSTPARTUM SUPPORT SERVICES (IPS)


Services Provided During the Initial 6-Week Postpartum Period 

  • Support with infant & maternal care needs

  • Parenting education;  secure bonding & positive attachment, recognition and assessment of infant illness and development concerns and how to access medical treatment, SIDS and shaken baby safety protocols

  • Breast/bottle feeding support & counselling 

  • Education in maternal emotional and physical recovery needs after birth

  • Light housekeeping & organization to help alleviate feeling overwhelmed while learning newborn needs

  • Running light errands necessary for infant/maternal care

  • Assistance with newborn care such as diapering, bathing, feeding and comforting

  • Healthy maternal nutrition education with light meal preparation

  • Promotion of positive infant soothing & comforting techniques

  • Perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD) assessments for client and partner with referrals for intervention and treatment when indicated

  • Contraceptive & spatial family planning education

An example of additional support schedule:  

Week one:  4hrs day/4days wk

Week two:  3 hrs day/4 days wk

Week three:  3 hrs day/3 days wk

Week four:  3 hrs day/2 days wk

Week five:  2 hrs day/2x days wk

Week six:  2 hrs day/1 day wk

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BIRTH SUPPORT, EDUCATION & BEYOND, LLC

860-867-7541

860-451-8902

15 Crossley Court, Niantic, CT 06357

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