How can I help you?
For many families and new parents it is hard to find the time to research all of the available options for your new addition - from the preparation, products, birthing choices, childcare etc. - it can be an overwhelming time. With so many decisions to make it can leave expectant parents feeling anxious, stressed, frustrated and uncertain. As a baby planner, my goal is to empower families and expectant moms with information and resources that is tailored to their family and lifestyle. What works for your best friend may not suit you. How your own mother did it years ago, may or may not work for your lifestyle. Similar to a personal trainer, I meet with you to access and discuss your unique situation, goals and provide you with a maternity plan. My passion is advising my maternity clients on their pregnancy and helping to support, educate and provide unique and tailored resources so that you can make the right decisions for your new family.
All families are different and therefore my services are designed to be customized. Some clients are interested in health and fitness and need to find the right classes in their community, where as others are strictly concerned with greening their home before their baby arrives. Some clients will hire me to help them choose the right birth classes, doula and childcare, while others are more concerned with integrating into their communities and finding the right mother's groups, infant classes and forums. Each family has their own unique challenges and I am here to help you address these challenges and present you with solutions.
The kinds of decisions I help my clients make:
What is a doula? Do I need one?
What are my birthing options?
Do I need a "birthing plan"?
What are the different birthing class options and which one is best for me?
What will I actually need and use when the baby arrives?
Is breastfeeding or formula best for me and my baby?
How can I lose my baby weight?
Should I use cloth or disposable diapers?
Do I need a diaper service?
What exercise is right for me during my pregnancy?
Are there dangerous or hazardous materials in my home that can affect the health of my baby?
When do I need to child proof my home?
Do I need to green my home before my baby arrives?
Which breast-pump is the best for my lifestyle and budget?
How do I know that products are safe for me and my baby?
How do you evaluate and choose childcare?