I'm so happy you are here to learn more and hopefully you will recognize that I can help you enter into motherhood by developing healthiest mindset and coping skills you will need to embrace all the changes you are about experience with confidence.
Let me get the professional impressive sounding stuff out of the way. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work and have been a Social Worker in healthcare for 21 years. It has been my honor with with pediatrics, neo natal intensive care and mother/ baby units the majority of my career and I absolutely love it. I received my certification as a Life Coach and I am certified as a Maternal Mental Health community liaison through Post Partum International. I an a facilitator for a hospital based postpartum support group and also do some key note speaking to other organizations and professional conferences, focused on Maternal Mental Health.
Despite my professional training and years of experience working with new moms I never really understood what motherhood was like until I became one. Motherhood has been the best and hardest experience of my life. I spent the first several years doubting myself and my ability as a mother. I suffered from postpartum depression nine months after our son was born and then experienced life as a NICU mom after our daughter was born prematurely at 33 weeks. I struggled with breast feeding and neither of my birthing experiences went as planned ( they rarely do). All this to say, I've been there.
I am a strong believer in making my life lessons valuable for other people so I am here to help new and expecting mamas develop practical perspectives for the changes and challenges that can come when your baby arrives. I truly believe if you can transition into motherhood with reasonable expectations and the tools to problem solve you can experience motherhood wholeheartedly. I am here to be your cheerleader, your advocate and the person who holds up the mirror to remind you that in fact you are the perfect mother for your baby.
If you are ready to learn more about how I can help you feel confident as a new mom contact me for your free 30 minute consultation and be sure to join my private Facebook group for new mamas. www.facebook.com/groups/embracingmotherhoodfornewmoms/