Jill Bach, RN
Tell us about your own journey and how your experiences have changed the way you look at motherhood and parenting.
Having worked in all aspects of maternity nursing I have been able to see how they all connect and work together. I have also been able to see and support the many different ways family work and adapt to life with a new baby.
Tell us a little about your nursing career.
I have spent my entire nursing career in maternal health.I started my career in labour and delivery, but have also worked on postpartum units and public health. I have taught Newborn and Family nursing to University nursing students.
Most recently I worked for several years on a family centered Maternity Unit in Calgary and just moved with my boys to Salmon Arm where I am working maternity in local and surrounding hospitals.
What are the two most important lessons you've learned working with moms, babies, and families?
I have learned that what may work for some families does not work for others, and that every family unit creates their "normal". There is no wrong way to do this "mom gig" and I am here to support you, not tell you how you should parent.
If you had one bit of advice to give to a new parent, what would it be?
Find what works for you, your baby and your family. Don't worry about the 'shoulds'.
Self-care is a big challenge for parents. How do you maintain your own energy and outlook?
By giving myself a small amount of time everyday and making it a priority.
Is there anything we've missed that you'd like to share with Mama Coach clients?
I am the mom to two amazing boys. Watching them grow and seeing their personalities come out has truly been a gift. I am also an IBCLC Lactation Consultant.
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