First and foremost, I’m mother to two children, an 8 year old girl and a 4 year old boy. I’ve learned so much from parenting both of them, and know first-hand that parenting is hard! I consider myself an expert in babies, but I acknowledge that YOU are the expert when it come to YOUR baby.
In a professional capacity, I’ve had 20 years working with families. Before I had my first child, I was a midwife for 15 years and absolutely loved it. Becoming a mother prompted me to move into more specialized parent support. I really struggled with breastfeeding when I had my first baby, and that galvanized me to find out more about breastfeeding. In 2016, I qualified as an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), which is the gold standard in breastfeeding support. After lots of inquiries about sleep from breastfeeding parents, I decided I needed to do a great sleep course. In 2020 I completed the Holistic Sleep Coaching Course to level six (degree level). This comprehensive course gave me lots of new skills to help families find gentle, responsive solutions to sleep challenges, that were still compatible with breastfeeding.
I’m absolutely passionate about supporting families and providing them with the tools to meet their parenting goals. To that end, I can also draw on several other courses I’ve done, including: accreditation in Neuroprotective Developmental Care of babies, Brazelton Newborn Observations, certification in Colic, Reflux and Infant Allergies (OCN level 3), Three Step Rewind for Birth Trauma, certification in Perinatal Mental Health Awareness (OCN level 4) and Sling Consultant, to name just a few. All this really means is that when we discuss your parenting concerns, I’m able to draw from a deep pool of knowledge and experience to help you find the right solution for your family.
The service I offer is based on research and experience, compassion and realistic expectations.