Primrose Newborn Care
personalized home care for mothers and infants

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My Inspiration for Starting Primrose

This photo of my kids was taken when they started back to school last week. They are now in 7th, 5th, 4th, and 1st grades, but there was a period of time when all 4 of them were 6 years old and younger! It sometimes feels like that was decades ago, and at other times feels like it was just the other day that I was heading in to be induced with my oldest after my water was broken for too long.

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Jessica Madden
How my visits differ from home nurse visits

It’s not unusual for some of the smallest and sickest preemies to qualify for home nursing visits. These visits are usually 20-30 min long, occur within the first few weeks after discharge, and are covered by insurance. In most cases, larger preterm infants and full-term infants do not qualify for these types of visit. My home visits are different than RN visits for all of the following reasons:


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Why did you start offering this service?

I want to provide the service that I wish was available when I had my first child, Grace, in 2005. When she was born I was in the middle of intense medical training, lived hundreds of miles away from my family, and we experienced multiple problems, including difficulty “latching on” while breastfeeding, jaundice, and she did not gain weight.  During my maternity leave, which was supposed to be my optimal bonding time with Grace, I felt isolated and unsure of myself, and I am certain that these feelings contributed to my development of postpartum depression. 

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