Everything You Need to Know About Maternity Nurses

Friday, 26.06.2020 at 02:21PM

A maternity nurse is an experienced and skilled caregiver for new mothers. Most maternity nurses work for 24 hours a day, six days a week to ensure the optimal rest for new mother and baby. Whether the baby is bottle feeding or breastfeeding, a maternity nurse advises the mother and also carries out all the essential child responsibilities whilst on duty.

Duties of a Maternity Nurse

  • Provide care to nursing mothers and their babies

  • Provide community-based settings and maternity nursing services

  • Monitor vital signs such as blood pressure and pulse rate 

  • Resolve and answer any issues around the birth 

  • Counsel, support and instruct new mothers



Is it Safe to have a Maternity Nurse ?

The role played by Maternitynurses cannot be understated. Professionally trained and qualified maternity nurses can be a tremendous help and comfort to new mothers. They can instill a feeling of confidence and create a safe environment for both mother and baby. 

Cost of Maternity Nurses

Maternity nurses are generally highly qualified and experienced professionals.

Maternity Nurses perform incredible duties generally working 24/6 (24 hours a day, for 6 days a week) and this will be reflected in their salaries. 

How to choose a Maternity Nurse

The right nurse can be invaluable  for you and your family. The following are some factors to consider:

  • Is she calm/do you feel reassured by her?

  • Does she make you feel at ease?

  • Is she knowledgeable?

  • Does she inspire you with confidence?

  • Does she share your values?

  • Does she have the right and sufficient experience for you?

  • Does she come and create the right atmosphere and a positive environment?

  • Does she have good references?

  • Is she physically fit for the role?

  • Will she blend into your household?



Nannies Incorporated has been placing Maternity Nurses worldwide for more than 30 years. If you are expecting a baby and thinking of hiring a Maternity Nurse, speak to one of our experienced consultants. We will be happy to help you to secure the best person for you and your family.