I am going to continue my series on What to Expect When You Are Expecting by discussing what types of caregiving support you may want to get when you are pregnant with triplets.
Are you weak as a jellyfish from being on bed rest while pregnant with triplets?
Are you tired from traveling back and forth to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)?
Are your emotions like a roller coaster from the triplets health conditions?
Are you stressed because of lack of sleep and hormonal imbalances?
Such is the life after giving birth.
But it doesn’t have to be this stressful.
The solution to your stress and getting balance back into your life is called . . .
A Nanny Service
I was fortunate that my church gifted me with some money to hire a night time nanny for 4 days a week for about a 6 week period.
My husband and I would switch off the nights when she was here. In other words, one night he would stay up with the nanny to feed and prepare bottles and such with the nanny’s help, next night I would.
And yes, the other nights we would both be up with the babies.
But I did not think about the nanny service until after the babies were born and around 6 weeks old. It was very difficult at that point to search for a nanny service and interview the nannies. And then I ended up paying WAY too much.
I really would suggest to anyone who is pregnant with triplets or more and planning on using a nanny service to do your research while you are pregnant, so that you will be ready when you need someone.
Remember to make sure the nanny service is reputable. Check references of the nanny service. Does the nanny service have a good reputation?
Find out what the billing process is before hand, so you are prepared.
Do you pay the nanny directly or the agency? Do you have to pay taxes for the nanny or are they independent contractors?
You’ll want a nanny service that does:
1. Complete background checks on the nannies
2. Allow you to review the nannies’ resume
3. Provide reviews of the nanny from other moms
4. Allow you to access the nannies’ references
After I no longer needed a nanny, I found a nanny service that is nationally known and respected and meets all of these criteria plus more.
Check it out for yourself.
To Your Abundant Life with Multiples,
Ambassador of Positive Parenting, www.howtoliveonpurpose.com