car·ry | \ ˈker-ē , ˈka-rē \ to hold something or someone with your hands, arms, or on your back and transport it/them from one place to another.
I’m so glad you’re here. Welcoming a baby into the family is an exciting and challenging time. As a doula and babywearing educator I am here to ease the transition as you find your new normal, support the choices you make, and offer resources and education. Please explore the tabs above and get in touch for a free consultation.
But, what does a postpartum doula do?
I’m available to help before or after baby comes with answering your questions. I teach skills like soothing techniques, diapering (cloth or disposable), lactation or bottle feeding (formula or pumped/donor milk), and so much more. I also do light chores like meal preparation, helping care for animals, and laundry so that you can bond with your new little. I’m also an experienced set of hands to hold baby so that you can have a shower, or whatever else you need to feel rested and cared for. I’m here to help you transition into a new stage of life.
OK, now what is a babywearing consultant?
Learn to use a carrier you already have, or play with my library of carriers and wraps to decide what you want to purchase- save your money and get a carrier from the start that works for you and baby. Need a tool to continue life in the new normal after baby comes? Want to help baby’s development physically and mentally? Want to parent hands free? Babywearing let’s all of this happen at the same time.
Curious about babywearing? Here are just some of the benefits!
- Reducing infant crying
- Making the tasks of daily life more manageable. Having use of both hands to make meals, care for yourself and other family members, go for a walk, shop, do housework, and (lets be real) use the bathroom.
- Bonding for the non-birthing parent (and the birthing parent!)
- Regular parental rhythms (walking, breathing, heartbeat) have a balancing effect on the infant, helping them organize their own rhythms. Babywearing continues the motion and balance experienced in the womb.
- Keeping people from touching your baby in public! Especially handy in the pandemic reality we are living.
- Increased skin-to-skin contact reduces postpartum depression rates.
- By being carried, babies experience a wider variety of stimuli than in a crib or stroller, this helps babies’ brains to develop optimally.
- Ease for discreet nursing, and ergonomic comfort for nursing.