Supporting you and your baby with an emphasis on maternal mental health
Serving families in Charleston and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Bringing home your new baby is both a joyous and overwhelming experience.
First time parents often wonder, "Now what?!" once they get their little one home and no longer have the birthing unit staff to lean on.
Parents with older children may feel nervous about balancing newborn care with the needs of their bigger kids.
Whatever your situation, chances are good you could use some more support during your baby's fourth trimester! That's where I come in.
As a postpartum doula I will help your family transition to life at home with your beautiful newborn. I'll be there to nurture you and your baby with compassion, empathy and an open mind.
My goal is to empower you as a new parent by offering education, practical assistance and emotional support during this special and challenging time. I'll support you in becoming the parent you want to be.
I will help you build confidence as a new parent and adjust to the changes that come with welcoming a tiny new family member.
An emphasis on maternal mental health
Maternal mental health is near and dear to my heart, both personally and professionally.
One in 7 mothers will struggle with symptoms of a postpartum mood disorder after giving birth. These symptoms are more serious and persistent than what is experienced during the "baby blues". Partners are at risk, too.
As a registered nurse and social worker who has suffered from postpartum depression and anxiety (PPD/A) myself, I am in a unique position to help. I know the signs and symptoms to look for, have a deep understanding of how you feel, and can offer referrals to get you the help you need.
I hope you never have to experience a postpartum mood disorder. However, if you do, please let me help you through it.
I'll check in on your mental well-being at every postpartum visit. I also offer separate one hour mental health support sessions to focus on you, your feelings and your safety if PPD/A is a concern.