Winner of the UK Enterprise Awards 2021 for

"Best Maternity Nurse"

Maternity Mum is a bespoke maternity nurse and night nanny service founded by Cheryl Foster, a qualified midwife and experienced maternity nurse. Providing personal and professional postnatal care to parents and their baby's.

A maternity nurse helps new mothers in all aspects of caring for their newborn babies, some of those duties can include:

  • Maternity nurses and night nannies will provide a routine to ensure that your baby is effectively feeding and sleeping​.

  • Maternity nurses and night nannies provide information and guidance on infant feeding (whether breast, formula or mixed feeding.)​

  • Night nannies and maternity nurses will provide practical help with the care of your baby (feeding, winding, nappy changing, bathing, dressing and settling your baby to sleep.​)

  • The maternity nurse can accompany parents to appointments and outings (hospital, GP, baby activities, shopping etc.)​  

  • Maternity nurses are responsible for nursery duties (baby's laundry, sterilising bottles and equipment, keeping the nursery clean and tidy.)​

  • Maternity nurses will help to involve siblings with your new baby​, thus avoiding sibling rivalry

  • Maternity nurses will listening and provide encouragement for both parents with respect to the care of their new baby.

"Cheryl is a very warm, kind, knowledgeable person who I would highly recommend to any new mum. I have previously referred her services to a family member and a friend, both of whom were equally as happy with the maternity nurse service that she provides."

Live in 24 Hour Maternity Nurse

Live in maternity nurses can provide 24 hour care for up to 6 days a week. Perfect for first time mums and multiple babies. Please note live in maternity nurses take a 4 hour break during the day.

Daily Maternity Nurse

Daily maternity nurses can work up to 12 hours per day. Ideal for parents who require our services but can not accommodate a maternity nurse over night.


Night Nanny (Night Maternity Nurse)

Night nannnies, or night maternity nurses can share a bedroom with your baby overnight up to 12 hours. An ideal solution for tired parents who need a break.

Travel Maternity Nurse

Travel maternity nurses can travel with you and your baby. This service can be used for work commitments or family vacations.​

Specialist Maternity Nurse

  • Breastfeeding Specialist

  • Sleep Training

  • Weaning

  • Twins and Triplets

  • Reflux 

  • Colic

  • Tongue Tie

  • Bottle Refusal

  • Premature Babies


Maternity Mum also offers consultancy services, both online and offline, for any issues regarding breastfeeding and sleep training. In addition, I am able to offer overseas maternity nurse services, either for those who are travelling overseas or for clients who live abroad.​

Maternity Mum was established by Cheryl Foster to create a professional and personal maternity nurse service providing specialist postnatal care for new parents, living in the UK and overseas.

Hi my name is Cheryl, I am a qualified midwife now working as a maternity nurse and living in Yorkshire. My hobbies include reading, walking, travelling and spending time with my family and friends.

I have extensive training, education and experience working with parents and their newborn babies. I am organised, resourceful and I possess excellent communication skills. I am a compassionate, non-judgemental, dedicated person, who loves working with new mums.

Over my 20 years midwifery and maternity nursing career, I have had the privilege of caring for hundreds of parents and their babies. I love nurturing relationships between parents, families and their newborn babies.

I am passionate about delivering holistic care based on evidential research, empowering parents to make informed choices and fully supporting their parenting decisions. 

As a mum myself I am aware of the importance for mums to rest and recuperate following childbirth and in the early postnatal period. I enjoy working with new families, offering guidance and practical and emotional support.

I thoroughly enjoy living and working within the household environment, allowing me to build relationships and provide professional one to one maternity care.

My own children are now living independently, allowing me the flexibility to pursue my career as a maternity nurse, working nationwide and overseas.

I am fully insured and have an enhanced DBS, a current paediatric first aid certificate, full driving licence and excellent references.

I feel honoured to receive an award from the UK Enterprise Awards 2021 for "Best Maternity Nurse."

Maternity Nurse Recomendations

"Happy Mum Equals Happy BABY"

One of the most important values which I adhere to, is that each client is unique and no situation is the same. Parents have different styles of parenting and different routines and schedules they set, which is why I am able to adapt to all of this. There are also health issues that need to be taken into consideration, such as postnatal depression. It is key that I provide the best possible service to every single one of my clients and their baby's.

Client satisfaction is something that is massively important, and the endless positive testimonials both on the website and Facebook page are proof that the service that I offer is an excellent one. Along with excellent written and verbal references and recommendations from previous clients.

Benefits of a Night Nanny/ Night Maternity Nurse
Having an experienced night nanny nurse gives parents an opportunity to be able to rest and sleep overnight. The night nanny usually shares a room with the baby. The night nanny can feed and settle the baby and undertake all the usual baby cares. If the mother is breastfeeding, the night nanny is available to support mums breastfeeding. Whether helping mum with positioning and attachment, or simply ensuring that mum is well hydrated and comfortable whilst feeding her baby.


Night Nanny/ Night Maternity Nurse Booking Process
Ideally it is best to book a night nanny as soon as possible. A night nanny can be booked to arrive shortly after mum and baby arrive home from the hospital. Allowing mum time to rest and recover from childbirth. However we often receive enquiries from parents whose baby is already a few weeks old and the parents are struggling with sleep deprivation or maybe the mother is struggling with breastfeeding and has sore nipples or mastitis. There are many reasons why after a few weeks at home, parents decide that they would like to book a night nanny. Maternity Mum are trained and equipped to be able to offer emergency night maternity nurses for parents looking for respite, if availability allows. In addition if mums are having any breastfeeding issues such as sore nipples or mastitis, Cheryl is also available to offer a remote consultation for troubleshooting.

Night Nanny/ Night Maternity Nurse General Information
Night maternity nurses can work up to 12 hours per night from 7 pm to 7 am. To help get the baby into a good routine at night. This also gives parents the opportunity to be able to go out for a date night or simply have a peaceful, undisturbed meal at home. Some parents find this time valuable as they are able to spend quality time with their older children, maybe bath and story time.

Alternatively you can book a night maternity nurse typically for 8 - 10 hours per night. Typically to arrive at 9/10 pm and leave at 6/7 am. This will allow parents to be able to catch up on some much needed sleep.

Night maternity nurses can work up to 6 nights per week and contracts can be booked from 1 week to 6 months. Some parents choose to have a night maternity nurse for just 2 or 3 nights a week.


                          Cheryl Foster      Maternity Nurse


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