My Philosophy

"MY GOAL IS TO TREAT EVERY PARENT AND CHILD WITH THE GREATEST RESPECT AND CARE, MAINTAINING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF EVERY FAMILY."

I feel the greatest success when parents feel confident and skilled in their ability to care for their babies when my time with them is complete. 

About Me

For decades, I have loved caring for babies and learning what makes them "tick".  As a mom and grandma, I understand the needs and concerns of new parents.  I want you to have a positive and healthy postpartum experience. I am honored to be a trusted advisor for your baby's care and to help you get started on your new journey as a family in a positive way.  I use all my skills and knowledge to help new parents enjoy these wonderful first months with their baby.

 

Increasing my knowledge of what constitutes the best care possible often leads me to intensive training beyond what is necessary in current newborn care strategies and techniques.  I am proud to hold multiple certifications in the newborn care industry.  I continually stay up to date with AAP guidelines and CDC recommendations and have completed multiple intensive sleep training courses to broaden my knowledge of infant sleep.  I am passionate about expanding my ability to help my clients and their babies have the best possible outcomes. 

 

I am based in Groveland, Florida. This area has so much to offer and there's an endless amount to do and see.  Some of my favorite activities include reading, travel, going to Disney parks, attending community festivals and spending time with my family.

My qualifications include-

International Certified Newborn Care Specialist - Newborn Care International

Elite Newborn Care Specialist - Newborn Care Solutions

Certified Lactation Counselor - Center for Breastfeeding - Healthy Children's Project

Labor Doula Training & Certification - ProDoula

Birth Doula Training - DONA

Postpartum Doula Training Course -Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) 

Pediatric Massage - Tina Allen - LiddleKids Foundation 

Certified Infant Massage Teacher - Tina Allen - LiddleKids Foundation 

Respectful Newborn CareDanielle Bujnak 

Summer's Sleep Secrets - Summer Hartman 

Sleepwonders Sleep Course - Gibson Newborn Services

Green Proofing Program - Newborn Care Solutions

Sleep Solutions Workshop - Newborn Care Solutions 

Foundational & Advanced Newborn Care Specialist Training - Newborn Care Solutions 

Pediatric and Adult First Aid CPR & AED- American Red Cross

My "first" baby nurse role, my baby brother.

*A "Newborn Care Specialist" is an updated professional term of what is sometimes referred to as a baby nurse, babynurse or night nurse.  Only those professionals who are licensed LPNs or RNs may legally call themselves nurses.