This post is sponsored by Amwell, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I’m so excited to share a company and service I recently discovered that has changed how I do doctor appointments!
Amwell is the nation’s largest telehealth company, connecting users with board-certified, licensed doctors for immediate and live, online visits—day or night, on either mobile or desktop. Some general conditions their doctors encounter include: minor illnesses and injuries, general health and wellness concerns, prescription refills, and chronic condition management. They employ primary care and specialist physicians, as well as licensed behavioral therapists and registered dietitians, to meet their patients’ health and wellness needs. Their most recent addition to our platform is lactation consultants, which is how I found out about them! I think adding this service is SO cool and important. I truly believe that every mom should see a lactation consultant at least once, once their baby is born.
Amwell doctors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are dedicated to keeping you healthy — all from the comfort of your home. How lifechanging is that?! You can wear your PJ’s to the doctor office, essentially!
All you need is a phone or a laptop, and you can schedule your appointment.
About Amwell’s Lactation Services:
Lactation video consults allow new mothers to ask questions, address concerns, or get advice concerning breastfeeding and everything that comes along with feeding their newborn.
You can see a lactation consultant for common questions and issues associated with breastfeeding. The lactation services are provided by a network of International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs). They can provide help on a number of issues such as latching, breast pain due to feeding issues, questions about milk supply, pumping or going back to work or school (or whatever questions you may have)!
Why should a new mom use Amwell’s lactation services?
- Lactation consultants are not available at every hospital this addresses that issue.
- New mothers have so many questions when it comes to breastfeeding their new babies, however, not every mother is able to see a board-certified lactation consultant to help answer those questions before leaving the hospital (I requested to see a lactation consultant three times with our 3rd baby and the hospital was so busy that she never made it to us).
- Video allows the consultants to assist with latching, breast pain due to feeding issues, questions about milk supply or going back work.
- Allows new mothers at any stage to get answers to their questions and issues usually within 24 hours of request.
The whole process was SO easy, it took less than five minutes to set up our appointment with the lactation consultant!
During my appointment, all of my questions were answered. I was concerned about my son biting during breastfeeding and the weaning process, and she reassured me, answered my questions, listened to all my concerns, etc. After my appointment, I felt confident with the next phase of our breastfeeding journey. I wish I would have had this service with my first two babies. With Brooklynn (now age 3), I only nursed/pumped for 6 weeks because I wasn’t properly educated on latching or breastfeeding in general. With Harlym (now age 2), we were able to nurse for 6 months, but I believe that with the help of a lactation consultant, we could have nursed for much, much longer!
Overall, I loved how easy the entire process was. From scheduling the appointment, to seeing the lactation consultant. I can’t wait to use Amwell again!
I also want to reiterate that Amwell offers services such as doctor appointments, prescription refill, therapy and more. As someone who struggles deeply with anxiety and depression, I know firsthand how hard it is to get out of bed, get dressed and get myself to the doctors. Taking my kids to their appointments is easy to me, but my own?? Excruciating. This company makes it so easy to get the help you need… from the comfort of your own home!
I’m so excited to share that you can use the code “NEWMOM8” to get 50% off 2 visits. You can use this code twice. First visit is $130 so with discount it will be $65. The second visit is $75 so with discount it will be $37.50. EXPIRES 12/31/17. Visit Amwell to set up your appointment!