About New Mums' Helper

 

My name is Gina Swan and I started the first support service for mums at home with new babies in Australia in 2012. 

 

I have three beautiful children of my own, and I was extremely lucky to have my mum living nearby when they were young.  For the weeks and months after each birth, she would come over regularly and help out.  Having her support and encouragement really gave me confidence, as well as allowing me to catch up on rest! 

 

Over the years, chatting with other mums, I have realized what a privilege it was to have her help.  So many others found new motherhood could be a stressful time, having to cope with all the new experiences on their own.

 

And when I tell them my story, so many mums have said “I wish I had someone there who could have helped me!”  So this is why I started “New Mums’ Helper”.

 

Of course you don’t want to invite just anyone into your home, especially with a precious new family member.  You need to know that they are honest, trustworthy and not going to interfere in the delicate balance of family life.

 

I have been working with families of young children for the last twenty years.  I worked as a teacher and director at C & K kindies in Brisbane for many years as well as running playgroups.  Then I specialised in helping new mums in Brisbane for the last six years.  Over that time, I have built relationships with many families.  Those families have shared their joys and challenges with me, and it has been so wonderful to be a part of their lives.

 

Gina Swan and a photo of her three beautiful girls when they were young – Chloe (4), Jaime (2), and Anna (4 weeks).

 

 

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“I still remember the first time Gina came to my house and the relief I felt as soon as she walked in the door.  With no family in Brisbane I had no support to call on in those early sleep deprived weeks and was lacking confidence in my role as a new mum.  Gina was a listening ear, someone to ask questions to and hand my bundle of (screaming) joy over to so I could have some, much needed, time to myself.  She is such a warm, caring and knowledgeable person who just makes you breathe easier when there; she is not only a baby carer but also a mum carer.

It was through having the support of Gina that got me through the tough times and helped me be a better mum for taking care of myself; my only regret is not calling her sooner.  I now understand the saying "it takes a village to raise a child"... we are not meant to struggle on our own.”

Hayley from Bardon QLD     


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