When A Baby Is Born, So Is A Parent

During the prenatal period many families spend time preparing for birth and developing a birthing plan. However, they often forget about developing a plan for the postpartum period. Postpartum is a beautiful time, and also really overwhelming. You are recovering from birth as well as moving though immense physical and emotional changes, all while caring for a newborn. 

By preparing for postpatum during the prenatal period, you will set yourself up for the most sucucess and less stress. 

As a Registered Nurse, I want you to have consistent, quality support and go into the postpatum period prepared and empowered. Learn more below.

Prenatal Parenting Prep Package

In-Home or Virtual

While pregnant we spend a lot of time preparing for birth and the space for baby, but not a lot of time preparing for postpartum. This package is meant to help put your mind at ease and be your “crash course” so you feel empowered and prepared to start your parenting journey with your newborn. 

We will cover: 

  • Prenatal feeding education (breast, bottle, pumping, formula)
  • Newborn “101” education
  • What to expect in the 4th trimester
  • Infant sleep expectations. 

This typically runs 3 hours long. Avoid Dr. Google and get all your questions answered from a Registered Nurse!

per Couple

In-Home Area Served: Portland, OR and the greater surrounding area

One-On-One Virtual feeding Workshops

I offer educational programming for new parents at every feeding stage.  Group workshops are also available — click here to view my class schedule.  Interested in a booking a one-on-one session? Click below to get started. 

During this 60 minute workshop I will provide you with evidence-informed breastfeeding information and tips, which will leave you feeling confident and excited to get started. Topics covered include:

  • Hand expression
  • Latching and positioning
  • How to avoid sore nipples
  • What to do if your infant won’t breastfeed
  • How long to breastfeed on each side
  • Pumping in the postpartum period
  • Pacifiers and bottles

Also included is a 15-minute prenatal breastfeeding assessment and our extensive breastfeeding eBook.

There are many ways to feed your infant, and I will teach you about all of them.  Topics covered during this 60 minute workshop include:

  • Responsive feeding techniques
  • Exclusive breastfeeding with supplementation
  • Combination feeding 
  • Exclusive pumping
  • How to build a freezer stash of expressed breast milk
  • Tips on how to return to work
  • How and when to introduce a bottle
  • Formula: how to know what to choose and how much to give
  • Breast pumps: what equipment do you need
  • And more!

Also included is an extensive companion eBook.

During this 60 minute session I will teach you how to hand express, review the benefits of antenatal hand expression, and provide supplemental teaching on breastfeeding and what to expect. This service also includes all supplies needed to safely store your expressed colostrum, plus our comprehensive breastfeeding eBook.