I am a certified postpartum doula & life with baby partner serving the Central Texas area. I provide evidence based information and discreet support to families of all kinds.
The first weeks home with baby is a time of adjustment for the family. My aim is to provide families a sense of comfort, confidence, and calm during the this time by providing to the family:
I look forward to working with your family during this beautiful time.
Postpartum Doula Certification, Austin Baby Guru
Life With Baby Partner- Life With Baby
Bachelors of Science in Family Studies, Lamar University
Emphasis area in birth to adolescent development and diverse family dynamics.
First Aid, CPR, AED Certification for Infant, Children, Adult
After months of joy, excitement and anticipation my beautiful baby girl was born. I was so excited to be having a baby and I couldn't wait to meet her. I had my midwife, birth doula and mother in law all set up. My birth was beautiful, it was what I had hoped for, the three of us came home and we started our life together.
However, three months after she was born around the time I had to return to work, anxiety hit me in a way I never expected. What became months of panic attacks and anxiety eventually became depression.
As my depression started lifting I started to realize the signs were there from the first week. It was how I made my husband walk down the stairs with our daughter because I was afraid of dropping her. It was the inability to bathe her from fear of her drowning or not being able to drive her places for fear of someone hitting my car. I could go one for a while.
In an effort to understand what was going on I began to dig a little deeper into postpartum mood disorders. Which lead me to the role of postpartum doulas. It didn't take me very long to see how they were filling the space between first day home with baby to the six week check up.
This is why part of my work is dedicated to supporting mothers who have been diagnosed with a postpartum mood disorder or is at high risk. Having a postpartum doula in the home who is trained to understand what postpartum mood disorders can look like can help you get the help you need faster.
If you are a mother or know a mother who has been diagnosed or is at high risk for a postpartum mood disorder they are eligible for free call, email or text support as needed for the first six weeks postpartum. In addition, I have special pricing for high risk mothers, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for this information.
For my girl.
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