Maternity concierge offers pregnancy guidance
Pregnant women today tend to lead busy lives — and Suzanne Khan has created a maternity concierge service to assist them during the challenging process.
Mrs Khan is no stranger to multitasking, as being a mother of three herself, she knows it can be hectic planning and going through pregnancy.
Mrs Khan said: “I am a minimalist who offers maternity concierge services. A minimalist is someone who tries to clear their space and live with stuff they actually need instead of having unwanted things which takes up extra space.”
She decided to combine the two, helping new pregnant mothers clear their space and prepare for their new baby and offer personalised services as well.
“Most women are in that nesting stage when they become pregnant, they get a lot of unwanted items that they think they need for the baby,” Ms Khan said.
“I make sure I help women and new mothers clear the space and assist them through the process.
“When I got pregnant with the youngest I started to declutter and change the space. I really know just how useful that is for other people, that’s when I really started to push the minimalism.”
Once the space is cleared for the new baby she assists with the process leading up to the delivery.
Her passion for the concierge service came after studying and planning for her own birth.
“Coming from a family full of women who have opinions and some old-school ones, I realised things are different now and I should start doing my own research,” she said.
Mrs Khan started doing intensive research and spent many sleepless nights trying to organise and figure things out for herself.
“I went on Google and started reading reviews. I then formed my own opinion on what I’d learnt,” she said.
“I looked into everything from speaking to different OB-GYNs about delivering my baby, I asked questions to see if I need to lay down or if I can move around and many more.”
Shortly after she had her own children, friends of hers started having theirs and she became the go-to person because of her knowledge and experience.
“I create a checklist for pregnant mothers of things they need and another list of things they would like to have. I am a very organised person, which helps,” she said.
Once the checklist is completed, she drafts up a birth plan that will help keep mothers on track leading up to the delivery day.
In addition, she designed three different packages and her services include access to a physiotherapist and a personal trainer.
“I do everything, I help to make the pregnancy experience less stressful so new mothers can focus on what is important with peace of mind,” Mrs Khan said.
Once the baby is born she can also have food packaged and delivered to the hospital if required.
“I collaborated with local restaurants to have this service where mothers can have packaged foods, should they not want hospital foods,” she said.
Not only does she do maternity concierge but also launched an eco-friendly website with the brand name “Sarrak”.
She describes it as a lifetime brand for conscious consumers. It sells everything from laundry detergent and plant-based toothbrushes made from bamboo to soap berries, which are picked off a tree.
All of her items are pesticide-free.
She also sells “tri-me” boxes, which help out with each trimester of pregnancy.
“Each box helps a mom through trimesters. The first trimester box has some teas to help you get through not feeling so well and body butters,” she said.
In addition, Mrs Khan rents out pregnancy dresses especially for mothers-to-be to be photographed.
For more information for any of Mrs Khan’s services, please visit her website http:// www.sarrak.com. To visit her Eco-friendly online store visit http:// www. www.sarrak.com/shop, the password to access is temppassword. For enquiries e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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