I'm so happy you are here to learn more. I want to tell you a little about me and why I decided to become Life Coach for new moms.
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 the last 21 years. I have worked with with pediatrics, neo natal intensive care and mother/ baby units the majority of my career and I absolutely love it. About five years ago I decided to get my certification as a Life Coach and most recently received the certificate for Maternal Mental Health community liaison through Post Partum International. I have been a facilitator for a postpartum support group for the last year and also have presented to professional conferences focused on Maternal Care.
OK, so you know I went to school , have worked hard and believe in continuing education.
Despite my professional training and years of experience working with new moms I never really understood what motherhood was like until I became one. Ya'll, this has been the best and hardest experience of my life. I spent 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).
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 will 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.