Our Mission is:
> To guide you every step of the way from pregnancy to labor & delivery and throughout those first few weeks where your whole world could be upside down.
> To make this transition as smooth as possible.
Our Objectives are:
> To provide you with the most accurate information.
> To help you understand this process.
> To help you make a well informed decision.
are given in:
Maman Cigogne is the realization of a dream. This is a career path that I had chosen long ago and it is the product of a long professional road.
My Peruvian Midwife background along with my Nursing and Lactation consultant skills are placed at your service.
As a former Undergrad Scholar from USMP, I had the opportunity to work in one of the poorest areas of LIMA- PERU. This experience allowed me to practice ancient non invasive procedures to help women to cope with pain. This unique experience enriched my life forever.
In 2009, I graduated from the Nursing program at College Maisonneuve. This allowed me to work in different specialties, but my calling was strong and I returned to the Obstetrical world once again.
In 2010 I found my professional home. One of Montreal’s busiest birthing center opened its doors to me and it was a great experience that will stay with me wherever I go.
2015 represented a huge year for me. I became a Lactation consultant while working at the hospital. Also, I started to work with Dr Macfarlane at Clinique Origyne. She became a professional mothering figure, a mentor and friend who I respect deeply.
Working at CO and the busiest birthing center allowed me to provide care in a multicultural environment. These valuable settings brought me countless opportunities to learn from different cultures, to understand their approach to pain and the diversity of their understanding to labor. This allow me to learn and grow not just as a person, but as a professional as well. I learned the value of each person and the importance of their roles as part of the working team. Also, I began to understand the specific needs of the new parents to be and help create their “New Parenting TEAM”.
As a newcomer myself, I do understand the needs of those who came to this country and have no family locally nor a guide that will facilitate access to the many services available. We are here to provide the information needed.
Pregnancy is a unique stage of life, a SENTINEL EVENT that if developed in an foreign environment could quickly became an overwhelming experience. Allow me to help you make it a wonderful experience.
I had participated with La Leche League International (LLLI) Breastfeeding Support, which I can help make more accessible to you.
2017 opened new opportunities to me!
My expertise has grown to a level 2 Lactation Consultant. Now, I give support to all Nurses & IBCLC of Montréal.
This means more knowledge and experience at your service.
Nothing will make me more happy than to ensure your breastfeeding experience becomes the one you want it to be!
I am here to help bring out the best version of you!
“Rosa was extremely helpful, easy to contact and quick with appointment bookings. She gave me the same day appointment for the day I contacted her. Rosa found the issues, and taught me ways to help them. I found her very thorough, pleasant and helpful!”Thank you R. C.♥
Lactation Consultant Services
While the rest of the world thinks that breastfeeding is the most natural thing, there are some challenges that come along the way.
These challenges, if left unattended, can affect the normal bonding/transition mother/baby and also affect the self-esteem of the new mother and father.
Allow us to help you…
1st Visit: within 48 hrs post birth or at the time you need us.
2nd visit: within 50- 72 hrs post visit.
3rd and other visits: This visits can be spread in 2 weeks time, depending on the resolution of the problem.
“All visits MUST be coordinated for the LC to be present at moment of feeding”.
- The visit time will be arranged depending on the problem.
- Abreastfeeding chair, sofa or wherever you breastfeed.
- A breastfeeding pillow and/or multiple pillows.
- A light blanket to weight the baby.
- An extra diaper in case BB urinate during weight time.
- Any lactation aid that you may use.
To DO during visits:
Weight the baby prior & after feeding. (Except in certain circumstances).
- Do a Physical assessment of the baby.
- Assessment of Feeding & latching, capacity to transfer milk, level of hydration & biological funtions.
- Assessment of sleep pattern and promote infant safety sleep.
- Evaluate your milk production capacity.
- Depending on the situation, we may need to do a mother’s physical exam.
- Determine if the lactation aid size is the correct one. (If there is one).
- We will give you a list of material to buy.
- Depending on the problem, we will develop a UNIQUE plan to be follow.
- Facilitate access to scientific information according to needs of the new family
**Maman Cigogne will go to your home to help you correct those little problems. If you think that you need other lactation gadgets and/or want to feed your baby in other place than the regular one, ask us, we will be delighted to help you.**♥
♥ We have a plan for each one of your needs, see below. ♥
Location of our services
Our services are at the privacy of your own HOME or at our office.
We must observe a feed to be able to identify the problem and act.
Method of payment
All payments will be done prior initiation of visit / conversation.
- sent an e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Credit card payment via Square (a $4.00 fee will be apply at each transaction)
**Make sure you fill-out our subscription form**
#MamanCigogneApproved. – Thank you ♥
Cycle of visits
We prefer to reserve a minimun of 2 visits per cycle in order to ensure close follow-up and/or readjustment of care plan.
For those, presenting multiple issues, we recommend to reserve a cycle of 4 visits, but is up to you to decide whether this is convenient or not. ♥
Want to ask questions? - $40 / 30 min
If you have several MINOR questions that would like to ask the expert, now you can do it for a small fee.
** No diagnosis, nor treatment will be done over the phone.**
We strongly recommend to have our LC see you at least once, but is up to you to decide whether this is convenient or not. ♥
Frenotomy exercises at home.
**The first 48h post-Surgery are crucial. During this time, there is a high risk of tie re-attachment. **
Your baby just had Sx (Frenotomy) and you are not sure if you are performing the exercises correctly? There is always a better way to do it. Call US!. ♥
Cost: $ 50.00 per visit.
We will be happy to go to your home to do the exercises and to teach you how to do it correctly. During this time, you can ask all the questions you have.
Home visit fee
Initial Visit: $120 CAN ( 1.5 hr visit max ). This fee includes a ONE TIME $20 transportation fee.
Follow-up visit: $80 CAN ( 1h visit max).
Office visit fee
*The visiting hours are to be arrange prior arrival to office*
Initial Visit: $100 CAN ( 1.5 hr visit max).
Follow-up visit: $60 CAN (1h visit max).
Review plan over the phone - $30/ 30 min
*This service is aplicable to those clients that already saw our LC and are looking for a little adjustment on the plan already stablished.* ♥
Duration of call: 30 min/ per call.
Second opinion visit
Looking for a second opinion?. As a new parent you have the right to do so.
We want you to succeed, for that we offer a 2 visit cycle of 1h each for $200 CAN
Initial Visit: assess the problem and develop an action plan.
Follow up: adjustment of action plan to ensure successful breastfeeding experience. ♥
**For those living beyond a 10 km radio, a $20 transportation fee will apply every 2 home visits.**
We believe on “Hassle FREE service” . For this, we decided to have in stock some lactation aids.
The lactations aids are NOT free and we will sale it to you at store price. Ask us!
Feeding Tube $ 2 each
Nipple Shield $ 15 each
**We will include the price on the receipt**
♥ *UNLIMITED TEXT MESSAGES while staying with us.* ♥
We know that breastfeeding could be troublesome for new parents. Please read below! ♥
Can we meet the LC prior delivery?
In times of distress we feel vulnerable and we will like to be surrounded by people we know.
We totally understand, we will be delighted to meet you prior delivery. We only ask for a $40.00 fee for 30 min of our time.
During this time, we will not discuss treatment, nor action plan at this time. Call us!♥
Do I need to fill out the subscription form?
Yes!. It is important to fill out this form because it provide us with additional information prior our arrival to your home.
Call us. ♥
How long the visit last?
The timing could vary from a short 45 min to a maximun of 1.5h. We do NOT accumulate time.
During our 1st visit, we will focus on the resolution of the main problems.
Minor problems will resolve during the implementation of the action plan and the progression of the lactation physiology.
Do I need a second visit?
Yes!. Depending on problem, same DO requiere a second visit, others problems require more visits with new plan of action.
This is the main reason to schedule a follow-up visit.
Remember you are not alone, We will support you from distance! ♥
Do I need to keep my referral to a BF-clinic?
YES! It is important to keep your appointment even after you contacted us.
After our evaluation, we will tell you whether or not it is necessary.
It is important to cancel this appointment when no longer needed. All clinics have a waiting list of 2-4wks.
Do I need to perform a surgery on my baby?
There are many factors that influence the decision to do a Surgery.
The size of your baby’s lower chin is one of them.
We prefer to implement certain actions before advicing an invasive surgery.
Our policy is to avoid surgery when not needed. Speak to your consultant. ♥
Which pump is best for my needs?
As a new parent “lack of sleep” isn’t strange to you!
For this reason, WE RECOMMEND a double pump, regardles of the brand. We prefer “Time efficiency”.
Though in certain circumstances, we may ask for a “Hospital Grade double-pump”. Ask us! ♥
Should I take breast-milk-herbal stimulants?
Herb stimulants are the first line of treatment to a low-milk-supply, but not all of them are right for you.
Also, their effective time may vary from one woman to another. Speak to your consultant. ♥
Why do I pay a transportation fee?
In order for us to go to your home at a time that is most convenient for you and your baby, we require a car that is tune-up and ready to fly! 🙂
For those living beyond a 10 km radio, a $20 transportation fee will applied every 2 home visits. You can always verify with google maps.
**This fee will NOT be applied to those that come to see our LC at MMC headquarters.** ♥
Why do I pay a transaction fee?
This fee is applied only if you request to pay via SQUARE. $4.00 for credit card. $2.00 for Debit cards.
No transaction fees will be applied whenpaying via e-transfer or cash.
Will I obtain a receipt?
YES!. We are GREEN-GEEKS! All our receipts will be submitted electronically.
If you pay by SQUARE, an instant receipt will be sent to you right after the transaction.
If you do e-transfer or cash, there will be a 48 -72h delay to receive your receipt.
Make sure you provide us your email. ♥
Are the LC services covered by insurance?
To this day, unfortunately, most insurance companies do not reimburse LC fees. We are working on that! ♥
Though, few clients claims were accepted. It will be important to contact your insurance company and inform yourself.
For now, you can declare it in you next tax year as a Health Expense.