Hello. I'm Valerie Trumbower. I'm a DONA certified Postpartum Doula, a Certified Lactation Counselor and a Mother of three, including a set of twins! It's my hope that my years of training and experience can help new families as they adjust to life with their new baby (or babies!).
The first three months, or the fourth trimester as it's often called, are an exciting, hectic, exhausting time for new families. Enlisting the help of a Postpartum Doula can help to make that time a bit less stressful.
As a Certified Lactation Counselor I am able to provide support and answer questions as you and your baby acclimate to nursing, if you choose to breastfeed.
By allowing me to assist with newborn care during the night and to help with household tasks and organization, you will have more time to spend with your baby, with older siblings or catching up on sleep.
I understand the challenges that new families face. It has been my experience that giving families support and encouragement during the first few months after their baby (or babies!) has arrived can make all the difference in the world!