Labor Doula Training & Certification - ProDoula
International Certified Newborn Care Specialist - Newborn Care International
Birth Doula Training - (DONA)
Elite Newborn Care Specialist - Newborn Care Solutions
Certified Lactation Counselor Training CLC
Center for Breastfeeding - Healthy Children's Project
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 Care - Danielle 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
Advanced Newborn Care Specialist Training
Newborn Care Solutions
Foundational Newborn Care Specialist Training Newborn Care Solutions
Pediatric and Adult First Aid CPR & AED
Current - American Red Cross
My "first" baby nurse role in 1969 for my sweet baby brother.
"My goal is to treat each family with the greatest respect and care, respecting the confidentiality of every family. I feel the greatest success when I have given parents the skills they need to feel empowered to care for their babies after my time with them is over."
I have always loved babies. Since the age of two, I've been fascinated with them and have decades of experience learning what makes them "tick". I am a proud wife and mom, stepmom and grandma. I understand the needs and concerns of new parents and I am honored to be a trusted advisor for their baby's care. By assisting new moms and dads with breastfeeding guidance, infant massage technique, or helping their babies learn to sleep through the night, I'm proud to have a positive effect on the families I help.
As a night nanny of many years, I was fortunate to work with many wonderful families like yours. They expressed the need for more experienced overnight care with a goal of helping their babies learn how to sleep through the night in a safe and appropriate manner. I created Sweet Blessings Newborn Care LLC, with the hope and aspiration to help families have a positive and nurturing postpartum experience.
I enjoy increasing my knowledge of what constitutes the best care possible. I continue to look for intensive training in current newborn care strategies and techniques. I have earned the distinction of being one of Newborn Care Solutions' Experienced Elite Newborn Care Specialists and am an International Certified Newborn Care Specialist through Newborn Care International. I continually stay up to date with AAP guidelines, and have completed multiple intensive sleep training courses to broaden my knowledge of infant sleep. Additionally, I am a Certified Lactation Counselor, Sleep Consultant, Certified Infant Massage Teacher and Certified Labor Doula. I am passionate about expanding my knowledge to help my clients and their babies have the best possible outcomes.
I support families throughout the West Orlando area; Winter Garden, Windermere, Clermont, Oakland, Montverde, and more. I enjoy living in this area! It has so much to offer families and there's so much to do and see. Some of my favorite hobbies include reading, travel, walking with friends, going to Disney parks, going to community festivals and spending time with my family.
* A "Newborn Care Specialist" is an updated professional term of what was once referred to as a baby nurse, babynurse or night nurse. Only those professionals who are licensed RN's and LPN's may identify themselves as "baby nurses" or "night nurses".