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Sunnyside Up Youth Pregnancy Services

Sunnyside Up

Youth Pregnancy Services

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Be Well at Home

Our All Inclusive, 12 week Postpartum Support Program

Be Well at Home postpartum support program is customized to meet the needs of the postpartum mom.

Rest up, mama!
We'll take care of the rest

Once you arrive home, we will send a postpartum doula to your home to help you get settled and comfortable at home. Your doula will be there to answer questions, offer resources and referrals, and allow you personal time to rest and recover from birth.

Our goal is for mothers and newborns to have access to quality maternal and child health services. Each visit will last up to 4 hours allowing the family, mom, in particular, to rest, have a quality meal, and focus on her personal care.

Our doulas and support team will come to you up to 3 days a week for the first 6 weeks and 2 days a week for the following 4 weeks and once a week for the last 2 weeks for a total of 12 weeks of personal in-home care. 

What We Do

Be Well at Home is designed to support and nurture the mom and the family to recover from birth with ease, allowing her to focus on what’s important, caring for her baby. 

Some of the things we will do for you include:

What Services are Included

We will assign you a postpartum doula to help you transition into parenthood and recover from birth. Some of the services we provide include:

Be Well at Home Application form

Schedule of Services

NOTE: The Be Well at Home program is a 16 week program. If you need less Postpartum Support or you aren’t sure if this program is the right fit for you, visit our Postpartum page to view other options.

The Be Well at Home Care Team

Meet our doulas, lactation, and mental health team

Be Well at Home Prerequisites

It’s important that our clients are well-educated on matters relating to pregnancy and baby care. We require all clients who sign up for Be Well at Home to attend at least 2 of our 4 online education classes. You can view our classes below and click through to get more info.

  • First 6 Weeks

     

    Weeks 1-2: Initial Support and Adjustment

    • Home Visits: Conduct initial home visits to assess the mother's and baby's health, provide breastfeeding support, and address any immediate concerns.
    • Newborn Care Education: Teach basics of newborn care, including diapering, bathing, and soothing techniques.
    • Breastfeeding Support: Offer lactation consultation to help with latch issues, milk supply, and positioning.
    • Emotional Check-ins: Regular phone or video calls to provide emotional support and screen for postpartum depression.

    Week 3-4: Building Routines

    • Routine Establishment: Help new moms establish feeding and sleeping routines for their babies.
    • Physical Recovery: Provide guidance on postpartum exercises to aid physical recovery, focusing on pelvic floor exercises and gentle stretching.
    • Nutrition Guidance: Offer nutritional advice to ensure the mother is getting the necessary nutrients for recovery and breastfeeding.
    • Peer Support Group: Facilitate virtual or in-person support group meetings where new moms can share experiences and advice.

    Week 5-6: Monitoring Progress

    • Health Check-ups: Arrange follow-up visits to check the health of the mother and baby, ensuring both are thriving.
    • Breastfeeding Troubleshooting: Continued support for any ongoing breastfeeding issues.
    • Mental Health Resources: Provide information on mental health resources and counseling services if needed.
    • Parent-Child Bonding: Introduce activities that promote bonding, such as baby massage and skin-to-skin contact.
  • Weeks 7-10

     

    Weeks 7-8: Expanding Support

    • Postpartum Exercise Classes: Introduce more structured postpartum exercise classes, such as yoga or Pilates, tailored to new moms.
    • Introduction to Solids: Begin discussions on introducing solid foods if the baby is approaching the 6-month mark, including signs of readiness and how to start.
    • Sleep Training Basics: Offer guidance on gentle sleep training methods, focusing on establishing healthy sleep habits for the baby.
    • Work-Life Balance: Provide tips and resources for mothers planning to return to work, including childcare options and balancing work with parenting.

    Week 9-10: Strengthening Skills

    • Infant Development Activities: Introduce activities that promote the baby’s development, such as tummy time, sensory play, and early literacy tips.
    • Self-care Practices: Emphasize the importance of self-care for new moms, suggesting activities that can help them relax and recharge.
    • Continued Peer Support: Maintain regular support group meetings, allowing moms to discuss challenges and milestones.
    • Advanced Newborn Care: Provide more in-depth information on topics like teething, vaccinations, and recognizing signs of illness.
  • Weeks 11-12

     

    Weeks 11-12: Preparing for Transition

    • Family Integration: Discuss ways to integrate family members into caregiving roles and share responsibilities.
    • Career Counseling: Offer sessions with career counselors for mothers returning to work or considering career changes.
    • Parenting Workshops: Conduct workshops on various parenting topics, such as positive discipline, childproofing the home, and managing sibling relationships.
    • Program Evaluation and Feedback: Collect feedback from participants to evaluate the program's effectiveness and identify areas for improvement.

    Week 12: Graduation and Future Planning

    • Final Health Check: Ensure both mother and baby are healthy and thriving with a comprehensive health check-up.
    • Long-term Goals: Help moms set long-term parenting and personal goals, including ongoing education and support opportunities.
    • Graduation Ceremony: Host a small celebration to acknowledge the moms' completion of the program, fostering a sense of accomplishment and community.
    • Ongoing Support Resources: Provide information on continued support resources, such as local parenting groups, online forums, and professional services.

NOTE: The Be Well at Home program has prerequisites because it’s a 12 week program. If you need less postpartum support or you aren’t sure if this program is the right fit for you, visit our Postpartum page to view other options.

FAQ

We will supply a team of postpartum doulas, lactation specialists(if you choose to breastfeed), newborn care specialists, and mental health specialists to support you as you recover from birth and transition into parenthood. To participate in the Be Well at Home program, you must attend 2 of the 4 new parent education classes we offer. To view our classes, click here.

Be Well at Home is $125.00 per week and can be paid weekly or monthly. We also offer 4, 8, and 12-week packages also (see here)

Having in-home personal support after birth can speed up recovery time and set you up with long-term new parent success. Having experienced and trained support to answer your questions and help with baby-related tasks helps give you not only peace of mind but confidence in your ability to care for your baby!

Sunnyside Up Youth is confident that after receiving support from our postpartum team, you will be equipped to care for your newborn but we are not going to leave you without additional support if you need it. We have partnered with local organizations such as Nurture the Next to provide additional wrap-around services such as training and educational opportunities, crisis prevention, housing, and employment assistance. Contact us to let us know how we can help.