While I bring plenty of knowledge and experience to my work with you, I consider you the expert in your children.
I respect and support all families.
I share what I have learned and also want to understand and learn about the unique experiences and particular values of your family.
I understand how giving birth and caring for babies and young children makes us vulnerable in new ways.
Sooner or later, our parenting will present all of us with unexpected and sometimes overwhelming challenges. I consider it a privilege and honor to help, teach, reassure and encourage parents in their journey.
When helping families as a postpartum doula, I build parents’ confidence by helping them understand and respond the needs of their individual babies, while providing the day-to-day support which parents and siblings need .I will fit into your household according to your needs and create a smoother transition to life with your new baby or babies.
I offer concrete strategies as well as empathy and a sense of humor in order to help families with the emotional challenges of parenting. I have taught numerous parenting classes, led parent support groups for many years and trained staff and parents at local day-cares and preschools. You can see some of my writing about parenting here. I don’t expect parents to adopt any particular approach, but have many tools and experiences to share when parents want them.