Newborn Care Specialist, Postpartum Doula, New Parent EducatorServices Offered: Infant Massage, Multiples Support, Newborn Care Classes, Postpartum Support, Remote Support/Virtual Classes, Trained New Parent Educator, Trained Postpartum Doula
Location: Kalamazoo MI United States
Hi, I’m Jaynie!
I am a Certified Advanced Newborn Care Specialist, Postpartum Doula, and New Parent Educator who has a passion for supporting newborns and their families for the first 12-16 weeks of life. I offer the families I work with unique expertise in newborn care, emotional and physical birth parent support, and parental education and family support. My job is to nurture and care for the newborn, the birth parent, and the entire family.
As your New Parent Educator, I will teach you about what to expect when your newborn comes home and now best to prepare and care for them (and yourselves!), before and/or after their arrival. Expecting multiples? My specialty! Let me help you create a plan for the most successful (and least overwhelming!) fourth trimester.
As your Postpartum Doula, I will support the birth parent’s physical and emotional healing and help with the entire family’s adjustment to the new baby. I can provide emotional support and reassurance for the birth parent, help encourage your rest and recovery, help you bond with and care for your baby, and give advice and provide resources when asked!
As your Newborn Care Specialist, I’ll establish safe and comforting sleep practices, help you develop an easy-to-maintain daily and nightly schedule and routine, and create a system to track feedings, diaper changes, and sleep. I’ll also educate you on any aspects of newborn care you don’t feel confident in, especially for premies, multiples, and/or medically fragile newborns. Most importantly, I will be there for overnights, responding to your baby’s needs while you get a full night of SLEEP!
No matter what role I am hired in, I will provide ongoing education and support for the whole family in all areas of newborn care, ensuring that everyone gets off to a healthy and happy start. My goal is to leave the family with a newborn that sleeps through the night, and parents who are well-rested, confident, and empowered!
Let me help you create the Easiest Beginning for your newborn!