Home Visits: We Come To You!
Some common topics addressed and interventions provided (not limited to):
Walk through your home and life as a future or new mama!
We help set you up for success once baby comes: ergonomic evaluation of carseat, stroller, diaper bags, crib, changing table so you can comfortably care for your baby without strain. We discuss what to expect in the first hours, days and weeks of recovery from hospital to home.
Pre-natal and postpartum pain (e.g. neck, shoulders, hands, abdomen, pelvis, back, sciatica)
-Conservative pain management techniques, including stretches/exercises, breathing techniques, activity adjustments with adaptive equipment as needed
Sleeping for mom, dad, or baby
-Sleeping positions and techniques
-When/how to start scar massage, protecting the abdomen
-Scar tissue mobilization and management
Perineal tear or episiotomy recovery
Core weakness (generalized or diastasis recti)
-Gentle core strengthening techniques to allow functional movement during beginning stages of recovery (first six weeks)
-Initiation of fitness routine as appropriate
Incontinence or organ prolapse (vaginal, bladder or bowel)
-Pelvic floor education and progression of pelvic floor therapy
-Nipple pain, engorgement/mastitis, positioning, supply
Maternal mental health (anxiety, mood changes, stress, depression)
-Meditation and mindfulness training for stress management, referral to local support groups and services as needed
-Returning to intimacy, involvement for caregiver support and parenting tasks
Baby development and bonding
-Engagement, play activities, motor development
Self-care for Mom
-Strategies for mommy time, return to hobbies, social re-engagement
-Education of body mechanics and ergonomics during functional activities to prevent strain injury
Return to work
-Exploration of roles/responsibilities, childcare, breastfeeding, routines
Community referrals and recommendations
-local new mom support groups, outpatient therapies and postpartum fitness classes
- Pre-existing medical conditions and transition into motherhood
- Antepartum bedrest, pregnancy complications related to function
- Secondary effects of complicated delivery
- Orthopedic/nerve-related injury during labor
- Recovery from pregnancy or infant loss, birth trauma, D&C
Prenatal /Postpartum Initial Evaluation
75 minutes ($150)
- An occupational therapist will come to your house at a scheduled appointment time to conduct a home evaluation (typically an hour and fifteen minutes). Prenatal visit includes addressing any pain or discomfort you're experiencing in the later stages of pregnancy, overview of postpartum preparation and planning, ergonomic evaluation/recommendation of mommy baby products. Postpartum visits will focus on recovery, regaining function, adjusting to new roles/routines with baby, gentle strengthening and newborn development.
- **FREE 15 minute consultation phone call available PRIOR to all initial evaluations
Postpartum Follow-up visits
60 minutes ($125)
Follow-up visit frequency will vary depending on the program established by you and your OT. We will focus on physical, psychological and emotional challenges that you may be experiencing during your transition into motherhood. This may include initial phase of total body recovery, breastfeeding basics/troubleshooting, ergonomic evaluation/recommendations for mommy and baby products, establishing routine, sleep and self-care. We will ease into basics of core strengthening/pelvic floor work for functional daily movements and transition towards returning to normal exercise. Additional postpartum follow-ups may be added as needed.
Special Bundle Packages
Bump & Beyond $400
1 Prenatal wellness evaluation(75 minutes)
1 Postpartum Initial visit (75 minutes)
1 Postpartum follow-up visit (60 minutes)
This package includes a prenatal visit to address any functional concerns during pregnancy as mentioned above, along with 2 visits after baby comes! Additional postpartum follow-ups may be added as needed.
Postpartum Living $375
1 Postpartum Evaluation (75 minutes)
2 Postpartum visits (60 minutes)
This package is completely tailored for the postpartum patient, addressing every element of their recovery. We will walk through any challenges you are experiencing in the days or weeks following delivery. This can be in your home, in the community or planning to return to work.