PEM Confinement Nanny Agency shares with theAsianparent.com editorial team how a proficient and experienced confinement nanny can bring reassurance and peace during the first month after giving birth.
You are excited your 9 months of pregnancy will soon come to an end and you’ll get to meet your baby in person. But you are worried that the birth process and the routine of feeding your baby every 2 hours will leave you too tired to take proper care of your newborn, not to mention the rest of the house.
Any mother who has given birth will share that the first month after is the most crucial. Your body is physically weakened from the birthing process, and needs lots of nutrition and rest to recover. If you are breastfeeding, you may be stressed over the baby’s ability to latch on. On top of it all, you worry over who will manage the household chores while you are recuperating and busy with the newborn.
Exhaustion is the most common complain for mothers who had just given birth. Having a confinement nanny made a huge difference, said Zahra Saatchian, a first time mom who hired a confinement nanny from PEM Confinement Nanny Agency. The night feeding was very exhausting for her. After her confinement nanny came along, she was able to rest at night. She reported feeling at peace knowing that the nanny she hired will take good care of her baby.
Poh Ling, another first-time mother, was thankful that her confinement nanny from PEM Confinement Nanny Agency knew about breastfeeding. “My auntie taught me coping methods when I had engorgement during my first month. She also showed me several techniques on holding the baby to maximise the breastfeeding process.”
Who Is PEM Confinement Nanny Agency
PEM Confinement Agency is the leading confinement nanny agency in Singapore, with over 20 years of experience in confinement. It has been featured several times on different mediums. PEM is also the first employment agency of its kind to be licensed by the Manpower Ministry, and has over 200 dedicated and trained nannies to serve your confinement needs.
What Are The Services Offered
Its services include 24-hour baby care, laundry for both baby and the mother, cooking confinement food for the mother, brewing herbal tonics, preparation of confinement bath, advise on the do’s and don’ts during the confinement period as well as household chores like sweeping/mopping the floor or grocery shopping. PEM nannies will also cook and do the laundry for the rest of the family members if required.
Qualifications of Nannies
At PEM, they understand parents’ anxieties and priorities when it comes to their newborn. Hence, the nannies are interviewed closely and scrutinized for their competency, confidence and experience in handling newborns. In addition to the stringent 3 to 4 years working experience requirement, successful candidates are carefully selected base on their compassion and possession of the right attitude.
Once, they cleared the interview, candidates are required to go through a 5-day in-house training program, where they are exposed to the latest skills, professional knowledge and hospital practices like baby care, breastfeeding, lactation, hygiene standards, confinement diet planning and traditional Chinese medicine knowledge.
After the training, the candidates are evaluated on their skills, and then sent on a medical check up to ensure they have no infectious illnesses like HIV, or Hepatitis A & B that would affect their clients. Only healthy candidates are employed as PEM confinement nannies.
PEM also have a stringent quality control on the nannies they sent out for employment. Those with poor track records or who do not meet PEM’s standards are subject to dismissal.
PEM – Distinguished Leader In The Industry
What sets PEM apart from the rest is its dedication to quality and keeping up with the times. For example, PEM strongly believes in the importance and needs of breastfeeding. Hence, all PEM nannies have to undergo a breastfeeding workshop conducted by a certified lactation consultant from the Breastfeeding Mother Support Group Singapore.
The breastfeeding workshop covers topics like:
- Why is breastfeeding require and the benefits of breastfeeding to the mother and baby.
- What is breast milk and how to improve lactation?
- Proper latching and various breastfeeding positions.
- Roles of a confinement nanny.
- How to provide emotional support and assistance to mother in breastfeeding.
PEM also trains its nannies in the art of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), not because of traditions, hearsays or myths, but because it truly believes in the health benefits of the ancient herbs and tonics for the recovery of the woman’s body.
The TCM workshop is provided by a TCM registered Chinese Physician who cover topics like:
- The benefits of having herbs and tonics during confinement.
- What type of herbs to avoid during confinement?
- Introduction and orientation to PEM Confinement Herbal Package
- Understanding the purpose and benefits of PEM Confinement Herbal Package.
PEM takes great pride that its nannies have professional knowledge to back their experiences. For more information on PEM Confinement Nanny Agency, call 6293 9249 or check out www.pemconfinement.com