Maternal Health Awareness Day serves as a poignant reminder for organisations to prioritise the wellbeing of their employees, especially new mothers. As employers, your role extends beyond the professional realm to fostering an environment that supports the physical and mental health of your workforce. Here’s how we can help empower and uplift your employees, particularly new mums, on this significant day.

1. Flexible policies: Balancing work and motherhood

In recognising the diverse needs of your employees, especially new mothers, we champion flexible work policies. This includes options for remote work, adjusted schedules, and extended maternity leave, providing a supportive framework for them to return to work following maternity leave.

2. Mental health support: Nurturing emotional wellbeing

The emotional wellbeing of new mothers is paramount. We advocate for mental health resources, offering workshops, counselling services and support groups. Creating a culture that values open communication and understanding can significantly contribute to a positive and supportive workplace environment.

3. Physical recovery: Introducing DocHQ Physio for postpartum wellness

DocHQ Physio is a specialised programme designed to support the physical recovery of new mothers. Postpartum physiotherapy plays a crucial role in aiding the healing process, ensuring a smooth transition back to work. We offer a remote consultation with our in-house physiotherapist, who creates a treatment plan based on the information provided by your employee. They can then follow this treatment plan from home with the aid of our AI motion tracking technology that provides real-time corrective feedback on their movements, whilst sending back data to our physio so that their plans can be regularly updated. By investing in the physical wellbeing of your employees, we contribute to their overall health and resilience.

4. Comprehensive health assessments: DocHQ Health Checks

Understanding the specific health needs of your employees is essential. DocHQ Health Checks provide detailed insights into vitamin levels crucial for new mothers. Health testing provides an opportunity for early detection of potential health issues, allowing for timely intervention and preventive measures. These assessments will empower your employees with knowledge about their health, allowing them to make informed decisions for themselves and their families.

5. Fostering support: Inclusivity in action

Maternal health is not a singular concern but a shared responsibility. By fostering a culture that values inclusivity and supports the unique needs of new mothers, we can create a workplace where everyone can thrive. Encouraging collaboration, empathy and understanding among team members contributes to a positive work environment.

On Maternal Health Awareness Day, let’s recommit ourselves to building a workplace that empowers every employee, particularly new mothers. Through flexible policies, mental health support, specialised physiotherapy and comprehensive health assessments, we pave the way for a healthier, happier and more productive workforce. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of our employees and their families.