I’ll never forget telling someone I was a “maternity concierge” and hearing them laugh at me and asking through chuckles, “Is that actually a lucrative business?” I felt defensive for two reasons- 1) They insulted my profession & lifestyle and 2) I don’t do this work for the money
So, what is a maternity concierge anyway? A maternity concierge is someone you’ve hired to assist you with needs during and directly following a pregnancy. Back in the good ol’ days, we raised our babies as a village. The village elders, neighbors, and family would assist the expectant mother with everything from breastfeeding, swaddling, bathing, and preparing meals. If the baby was sick, they provided a break for the mother to rest.
Well, times have changed! We no longer live in villages and in fact most people don’t even know their neighbor’s names. Many of us live in different cities than our immediate family and we may live 20-45 minutes from our best friends and fellow moms. The parties come to an end, the baby is born, husband returns to work, family goes home and…mom thinks, “Ahhh! There’s so much to do and I have no idea what I’m doing!”
Mayday, mayday!! Enter the Maternity Concierge!
Every concierge is different, but some services I provide clients include:
- Overnight care/assistance
- Sleep training/consultations
- Staff creation (finding & scheduling your doula, midwife, nanny, lactation consultant)
- Personal shopping, grocery shopping
- Baby registry assistance and/or completion
- Event planning
- Nursery preparation & organization
- Product & service provider research
- Pediatrician interviews, booking appointments
- Postpartum support
- Newborn Care education
My services can be purchased a la carte or as a package. I offer a free consultation to assess your needs, meet with you and your spouse/partner to assess your style & goals, and we move forward from there. You are in charge! You get to sit back and relax! You no longer have to worry about preparing for this bambino! You will have a knowledgeable, well trained professional at your beck and call. A Maternity Concierge is no longer just for the “elite” anymore!
Let me be your village.