The first few months of your child’s life will go by so fast. My passion is to support your household, empower you, and make your transition into parenthood as smooth as possible so you can focus on the joys of your baby.
Whether birth went as planned or took some detours, recovering from a vaginal or caesarian birth takes time and rest. The typical advice of “sleep when the baby sleeps” is near impossible when trying to juggle older children, household duties and a newborn baby. You are emotionally drained, exhausted and the books you read on infant feeding and sleep schedules are a distant blur. By assessing the unique needs of adjusting families, I provide practical guidance, encouragement and companionship.
My time as an infant nanny reinforced the idea that an extra set of hands, and a fresh set of eyes contribute to a happy and confident postpartum experience. By working closely with multiple families postpartum, I understand that one method does not fit all. I truly care about the families I have the privilege to work with and value the unique challenges that each new child brings.
By asking questions, actively listening to your concerns and learning your parenting values, I provide resources and options that will fit your lifestyle and will increase the chance of success long term. I am committed to continually evolving and enjoy expanding my knowledge based on the latest evidence based resources, baby care products and information that is relevant to parents today. I help you to identify your baby’s cues and establish a routine that works for your family. I provide the warmth, attention and non-judgmental support,
What does it look like?
Prenatally or following the arrival of your baby, we will meet to discuss your parenting and baby care preferences. I can help you prepare for what equipment and supplies you might need, how to recognize infant cues and what life will be like with your new baby. I will answer your questions and concerns regarding baby and your recovery after delivery. This can range from questions immediately after birth such as skin-to-skin and the first bath or how to create positive sleep habits and feeding routines.
Once your baby is born I can provide support immediately in hospital or when you feel it is needed at home. I will demonstrate techniques for all aspects of baby care from swaddling, bathing, soothing and feeding to baby wearing.
Should you choose to breastfeed, I will offer non-biased information, support, encouragement, education and referrals pertaining to lactation. As a Certified Lactation Education, I have a thorough understanding on the physiological aspects of lactation and the emotional connection to breastfeeding. Both of which I use in guiding your confidence and on-going support for the amount of time you decide to breastfeed. Whether you are exclusively pumping, supplementing or bottle-feeding, I will support you throughout the tribulations and joys of breastfeeding.
Feeding will become big aspect of day-to-day life with your new baby. As your postpartum Doula, I provide information on recommended milk intake and help you with preparation, storage and sterilization.
As babies need to feed up to every 2-4 hours during the first few weeks, sleep deprivation can take a toll on you physically and emotionally. Having a trained and experience professional care for your baby, siblings and home while you get some restorative sleep will be immensely beneficial to thriving in your new family experience.
The help of a knowledgeable professional can mean the world of difference to your postpartum experience. I believe it is important to support you through any parenting situation and all services are centered on your family’s particular needs.
- Postpartum Preference & Newborn Checklist List
- Nursery walk-through
- Baby care
- Baby 101: demonstrating techniques (soothing, swaddling, bathing, etc)
- Sleep coaching
- Developmental check-ins
- ‘The First Bath’
- Feeding support
- Comfort and recovery measures for parents
- Sibling support
- Twins/multiples care
- Food preparation
- Laundry & dishes
- Postpartum mood disorder awareness and information
- Local parent & newborn resources
- Access to lending library