JULIA FENSOM - THE BABY CONSULTANT
MIDWIFE, NICU NURSE, MOTHER OF 4 UNDER 5
"WITH SLEEP I CAN DO ANYTHING. THE FIRST YEAR- A MANUAL"
AS FEATURED IN MOTHER&BABY MAGAZINE 2020 - SPRING ISSUE
Do you want more sleep and happier family?
Does your baby catnap in the day?
Are they hard to settle and you find yourself rocking/feeding/carrying or patting to sleep?
Are they often grizzly and not as happy as they could be?
Do they wake frequently at night?
Are they waking too early for you to function throughout the day?
Are you struggling to enjoy parenthood?
Do you see that they are overtired but you don't know how to help them?
THEN LET ME HELP YOU
Starting from £110 and £140, I offer a variety of Video Consultation packages with 2 week unlimited follow up and 1 month follow up as I believe sleep education should be a journey that we take together so you have someone at your side, every step of the way. As my consultations are mainly by video that means we can chat anytime and anywhere that suits you!
I also offer at home packages for those with new babies who are struggling to learn their sleep cues and feeding cues and are just feeling a little lost.
From my years of working as a midwife , Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse and as a mother of 4 within 5 years, I have seen it all and done it all and fixed it all! And now IT''S YOUR TURN!
Have a look at my packages below to see which would suit you best or just ring me so we can have a chat about your needs.
VIDEO CONSULTATION FOR SLEEP ISSUES
£110 -Video Consultation, Sleep plan and 2 weeks unlimited contact via email
£140 - Video Consultation, Sleep plan and 1 month unlimited contact via email
£200 - 2 weeks unlimited contact via telephone, text or email.. You can message or call me any time between 7am-10pm. I only offer one of these every 2 weeks in order to maintain a good work/life balance so please enquire first if this package is available.
AT HOME VISITS
If you are a new parent and you're really unsure of what to do, what to look out for etc then I do offer a "whole day with me."
Effectively I come to your house early in the morning and spend the day with you, helping you recognise feeding cues, helping you latch baby on (or bottle feed correctly to minimise air intake) and how to recognise sleep cues., as well practical tips of best ways of soothing, changing nappies, burping and swaddling etc.
The cost of this will vary on distance as I would have to add on cost of travel/accommodation if you're far away but the basic cost is:
One Hour at home consultation: £250
One full day until bedtime: £450
One full night at your home to help support you: £450
IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO SLEEP TRAIN YOUR LITTLE ONE FOR YOU, AT NIGHT ONLY, THEN IT IS £500 PER NIGHT FOR A MAXIMUM OF 3 NIGHTS. (Plus expenses) For this package, I would arrive before bedtime, have an at home consultation so we can decide which method you would like me to use. You would do the initial bedtime and then go to a hotel where you can enjoy some time alone for the night! I would then carry out the sleep training throughout the night and I would ask you to be back for 7am so your little one sees you first thing, If a gentler method is chosen, then I will stay for a maximum of 3 nights and expect you to be able to take over at the end of those and carry on.
During the day, I will either head home or stay at a hotel where I can rest. Ring me to discuss if you feel this option is best for you,
What do the consultations involve?
If you are struggling with sleep issues (for babies still in a cot), then I can offer you a video consultation so you have the comfort of being in your own home (and any where in the world).
I will go through your child's day to day routine so I can assess what areas we can work on together.
I will then explain to you the science behind what is happening and why your baby is sleeping the way they are sleeping. I then explain the science behind sleep training and why it works how it works. I offer advice and support on a variety of sleep training methods and once you have you chosen which method you would like to use, we go on to create an action plan that you will then implement with my full support.
Once we have come up with a holistic action plan, I will send you a personalised sleep plan via email with all the written strategies we have devised so you have a hard copy you can refer to.
You will then have unlimited contact with me (duration depends on package chosen) so you can email me at any time, ask any questions that pop up and I can help with any troubleshooting that need addressing in real time.
I believe that true success is in the follow up, which is why I don't offer consultations without it. We work together so you have support throughout your journey and you can query any real time issues that you may be having and I will guide you through the process. Parenting can be isolating enough, but with me by your side, you have your own personal answering machine!
ANTENATAL BREASTFEEDING AND SLEEP WORKSHOP 1-1 OR GROUPS
With my Baby Friendly Accreditation, I enjoy being able to offer mums to be one to one breastfeeding workshops where we practice latches, holds, signs of good attachment, how to prolong feeds, and much more.
I have also incorporated sleep education into the workshop as I believe it is essential to understand both and know how both work together. After all, you can only truly succeed in 'responsive breastfeeding' if you know what you are responding to!
Depending on area, this workshop ranges from:
£100 per couple for 1-2 couples
£80 per couple for 3-4 couples
£60 per couple for 5 couples
BUY MY BOOK
With sleep I can do anything
The first year - A manual
For just £10 you can buy my book on Amazon in paperback or £8 on kindle! It has loads of useful advice, tips and tricks and in depth explanation of breastfeeding and the science of good sleep. Perfect for yourself or as a gift for a friend!
Buy it here!