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Maternity nurse/mother's help

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mumsylawyer · 19/09/2007 10:37

We are expecting our 2nd baby this December and our 1st will only be 15 months old. As I am having a c-section this time, I am contemplating organising some temporary help (6 weeks) whilst I recover from the operation and things are at their worst! This would be to help with our little boy, new baby and I guess myself. Has anyone else had experience of this? Can you recommend any agencies? How much might we expect to pay? We live in the Ascot area and am having trouble finding someone.

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NoNameToday · 19/09/2007 10:56

A good experienced Maternity Nurse will cost around £125/£150 per 24 hour day

Daily rates if live outaroun £12/15 per hour

Agency fees on top of that if you book through one.

You could put a private wanted request on MNT jobs board or nanny job website There is also Gumtree.

Christmas may pose a problem unless you were able to be flexible for that time.


NoNameToday · 19/09/2007 11:14

Hope this link works


Tarkatoes · 19/09/2007 11:22

Hi I work as a Maternity nurse in your area and do days or nights though I'm not sure if you want a Mat nurse as it sounds as if you might be wanting more of a home help. It depends really if you want help with the new baby or general all round help.
My email is [email protected] if I can be of any help or you just want to chat through your options.


mumsylawyer · 19/09/2007 12:24

Thanks for your advice so far. I should have checked for previous thread so thanks for that! I am new to Mumsnet and this is my first thread so thanks. Tarkatoes: I've e-mailed you separately.

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NoNameToday · 19/09/2007 12:32

I forgot to mention that I posted as papilion on that thread, so if I can be of any further help, please ask.


fedupwasherwoman · 19/09/2007 12:53

I had a c-section and hired a mother's help for a few of hours each morning, Mon - Fri,for the first 5 weeks. It was definately a godsend and the best bit of planning I ever did .

Can't help you with your location though as I'm miles away but I advertised in the local corner shop and got a lady who came in about 10.00 am each day after she had dropped her own kids off at school.

It mean't that ds got the attention he needed and didn't feel too pushed aside by the arrival of the new baby.

It was also nice to have the house clean and tidy when the inevitable baby admiring visitors arrived without having to risk slowing my recovery by dusting or hoovering.

I paid about £6 an hour and I live up north in a rural area.

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