I am a Philadelphia native who lives just outside of the city now in South Jersey with my husband Joe and 4 kids, Sofia (14), Joey (12), Roman (10), and Adrien (6). Health and wellness are a big part of my life in caring for my family and clients alike ! Birthing and parenting my own children has ignited a passion for preparing expectant and new parents for both their birth and parenting journeys. Along my own parenting journey, I became overtaken by the pressures of our society on parents but new mothers specifically, the recommendations and opinions from everywhere can be overwhelming ! Thankfully along the way, I was able to let go of the standards and expectations our culture puts on young families and move forward, following my own instincts! I quickly realized that it's not children who need to be trained, but parents who need to be taught that it's okay to listen to their heart and instincts. I am passionate about guiding new families on this journey from birth, into the postpartum and beyond!
My goal is for the families I work with become better informed, knowledgeable and empowered to follow their own innate inner voice. My approach as a Pediatric Sleep Coach and Doula is to always have the parent-child relationship at the heart of my work with families. This attachment based care and guidance will help facilitate sleep challenges to fall into place and parents to be less anxious and more attune to their baby. I strive to help pregnant people and new parents find their inner voice telling them what works best for them and their family, and empower them to listen to it !
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