Bloom Maternal Health is a maternity health clinic providing prenatal and postpartum services to families in New Orleans and surrounding areas. Nurse Nikki NP provides postpartum and lactation home visits. Most insurances will cover home visits if they are provided within 30 days of delivering your baby.
Office visits are available for prenatal and postpartum lactation consultations as well as postpartum wellness visits. Most insurance plans will cover these services as well.
We look forward to working with you.
Prenatal Lactation Consultation
The most successful breastfeeding journeys begin before your baby arrives.
Whether you are pregnant with your first baby or your third, every breastfeeding experience is different. A prenatal lactation consultation can increase your chances of success. We will discuss your goals for breastfeeding and how to explain your wishes with your family. We will create a breastfeeding care plan that will include techniques for pain-free latching, hold positions, breast and nipple care, and tips for returning to work or school. We will explore helpful lactation products and gear. Your plan will also include information about newborn nutrition and digestion. I cater this consultation to your needs, so whatever knowledge you crave; I am here to help. This visit will be at the New Orleans Breastfeeding Center.
Postpartum Home Visit
Your care should not stop at the hospital. We bring maternal care to the comfort of your home.
Many parents stress about their pregnancy, labor and birth but often times it’s the postpartum period, when your baby comes home, that is the most overwhelming. Regardless of your type of birth, a postpartum home visit can smooth the transition between labor and caring for your baby at home. A typical home visit is 1-1.5 hours long and includes:
❤︎Maternal physical exam including inspection of incision and/or perineum
❤︎Baby physical exam including weight check
❤︎Baby Nutrition counseling (for formula-fed and breastfed babies)
❤︎Discussion or demonstration regarding well-baby care (cord care, bathing, etc)
❤︎Discussion about immunizations, child care, and pediatricians
❤︎In addition to the home visit(s), you will receive 2 weeks of Nurse Nikki On Call, email and text support.
Lactation Home Visit
Get the help you need, when you need it.
Breastfeeding your baby is one of the greatest gifts you can offer your child. While breastfeeding is a natural concept, some parents have a harder time initiating the relationship with their babies than others. Don’t suffer in silence, please allow me to help you. In addition to being a certified lactation consultant, I am also a mother of three breastfed babies. I can attest to the saying “the first 3 weeks are the hardest.” In an effort to promote healing and encourage rest, I provide lactation visits in the comfort of your home. Lactation home visits include suggestions, instructions and/or return demonstrations on proper latch, baby positioning, nipple care, etc. We can also discuss pumping, pacifiers and returning to work or school. With your permission a electronic report of your lactation visit can be sent to your child’s health care provider. You also have the option of a lactation visit at my office at the New Orleans Breastfeeding Center.
You will also receive 2 weeks of Nurse Nikki On Call services, text and email support, following your initial visit.
Investment: Price Varies (Insurance Payments available)
Well Mama Exam
Your baby is only as healthy as you are. Get a check up.
A Well Mama Exam is similar to your traditional well woman visit. The difference is our approach. We use traditional and holistic modalities to treat anything from yeast and bacterial infections to blood pressure and cholesterol to vaginal pain and irregular periods. Whether you are 3 months postpartum or 3 years postpartum, we invite you to make an appointment. During your visit we will get a thorough medical history, vitals and it may include an examination of your vagina whether with my hands or a speculum. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. My goal is to create a warm environment for you to feel comfortable talking and learning about your body.