Services Offered: Breastfeeding Support, Multiples Support, Postpartum Support, Trained Postpartum Doula
Location: New York New York USA
I am a current CAPPA Postpartum Doula candidate working in the NYC area to provide the care and support that families need in the postpartum months. My practice melds theory and practicality – I am eager to help parents understand their new addition and battle google overwhelm, and also to help the family adjust to the physical changes a newborn brings. Whether it’s understanding the reason for a baby’s cry or rearranging a space to support new rhythms, I am eager to work with families to translate their vision for parenthood into reality. I aim to increase confidence, support your parenting journey, and allow you to be beautifully present during the postpartum months.
I have my Bachelors in Public Health from Davidson College and a Masters in Educational Psychology from Hunter College. I have more than a decade of experience working with parents and caring for children in a diverse array of circumstances, tailoring my support to the unique needs of each family. As a caregiver on Care.come and Sittercity I have maintained a 5 star rating while working for over 100 families. For five years I worked in public schools – first as an assistant kindergarten teacher in a gifted & talented classroom and then as a special education manager at a charter school. I led the special education program which involved identifying students’ weaknesses through testing, creating teaching plans, training therapists and teachers, and finally monitoring and adjusting the plans as necessary. I have dedicated my educational and professional careers to understanding how to structure support systems that allow children to thrive and I’m excited to continue this work with my clients.
Topics I get excited about:
- Attachment theory and practices
- Birth order and sibling relationships (3rd of 6 kids over here!)
- Nature and play-based learning
- Sustainable parenting and homemaking