Meet the Triangle Area's Baby Experts
DONA certified and Triangle Mothercare-trained Postpartum Doula, Certified HUG Your Baby Teacher and Triangle Mothercare Postpartum Consultant. Heather has helped many mothers with breastfeeding (including extended breastfeeding) and pumping support, bottle-feeding guidance, sleep coaching and helping families establish daytime routines for their babies. She especially loves caring for babies overnight so mom wakes up super refreshed from a peaceful night of sleep!
CAPPA certified, Triangle Mothercare-trained Postpartum Doula, Lactation Educator and IBCLC. Jen has been helping moms get breastfeeding off to a good start since 1995, especially with multiples! She loves helping parents get their babies on track to sleeping peacefully (really, the whole family sleeps peacefully when Jen is there!).
CAPPA-trained Postpartum Doula, HUG Your Baby trained. Teresa helps families get off to a restful start by offering overnight support, and has tons of experience with multiples. Teresa loves getting to know and care for every family she has the honor of helping.
Triangle Mothercare Night Nurse, Postpartum Doula and Mother/Baby Registered Nurse at Duke. Judith is so passionate about helping new mothers care for and learn about their babies. She has extensive breastfeeding/pumping experience (especially right after birth) and knows how important it is to take the time to teach new moms how to get breastfeeding off to a start. Moms describe Judith as having a very nurturing and peaceful presence. Judith has experience with multiples and can work nights and days.
DONA-trained and Triangle Mothercare-trained Postpartum Doula. Allison has been helping families and new babies for several years. She can help with breastfeeding and pumping challenges, teach you how to soothe your baby and give tips on how to promote good nighttime sleep (for you and baby)! Allison has experience with multiples (she loves helping families with multiples!) and is available days and nights.
DONA-trained Postpartum Doula and President of Triangle Parents of Multiples. Olivia has helped many mothers of multiples (she is a mom of twin boys herself!). She knows how important the role of a Doula can be in the early days. Olivia loves to help families get off to a good start by caring for babies overnight. She is also able to accommodate consecutive nights, which means a lot of restorative sleep for parents!
CAPPA-trained Postpartum Doula. Heather has been caring for new babies, young children and their families for over 20 years. She has experience with multiples and loves helping new families adjust to “multiple-life!” She is also an expert in household management. During the day she can help you get your nursery organized, set up your home to make convenient spaces for feeding and diaper changes and of course do some light housekeeping and meal prep. She can also work in some light housework and nursery organization at night while baby sleeps!
Triangle Mothercare Night Nurse, Postpartum Doula and Registered Nurse. Jennifer has worked as a Registered Nurse on a Women and Children’s Unit, as well as a Labor and Delivery nurse, a Postpartum Nurse and a Nursery Nurse. She has even helped with delivering babies working as a RN at the Women's Birth and Wellness Center in Chapel Hill! Jennifer offers breastfeeding, pumping and bottle-feeding support. She has helped many mothers with getting a good latch, the first step to successful breastfeeding. She has experience with multiples too!
Triangle Mothercare Night Nurse, Registered Mother/Baby Nurse. Darlene has had the privilege of taking care of mothers and newborns for twenty-four years. She is certified in Maternal Newborn Nursing-which is a separate honor bestowed upon her by the ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) for demonstrating advanced knowledge in the care of mothers and babies in the immediate postpartum period. Darlene has taught baby care classes, led tours for families in the birthing center she worked at and even led a C-Section birth preparation class. She was previously certified as a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and has spent almost all her years as an RN assisting moms with breastfeeding. Darlene is highly experienced with multiples!
Triangle Mothercare Night Nurse, Registered Mother/Baby Nurse and DONA-trained Birth Doula. Clarissa is trained in breastfeeding and pumping support, in addition to bottle-feeding guidance. She is well versed in evidence-based care for newborns and infants, is an expert swaddler and baby-soother. Clarissa has cared for infants in the NICU and has also received training in feeding premature infants. She also has experience caring for multiples and children with allergies.
Triangle Mothercare Night Nurse, Registered Nurse specializing in Labor/Delivery and Postpartum, DONA-trained Birth Doula. Cherise has provided postpartum support for so many mothers and babies while in Nursing School at UNC in the High Risk Obstetrics Clinic, Pediatrics Unit, Antepartum, Labor/Delivery, Postpartum and Newborn Nursery Units. She has also worked as a Mother/Baby Nurse Aide (WakeMed Cary) and Labor/Delivery Clinical Support Technician (UNC Hospital) where she helped numerous mothers with breastfeeding support, newborn care (including teaching parents how to safely swaddle and soothe their babies) as well as provide emotional support for new families. Cherise helped create and launch local postpartum support groups in effort to provide postpartum care and resources to mothers in the Triangle Area. Cherise has experience with multiples!
Triangle Mothercare Postpartum Doula and Lactation Counselor. Linda has more than 20 years of experience assisting in prenatal care, childbirth and postpartum care. She specializes in lactation counseling and believes her most important objective is to build confidence in the mothers she supports. Linda also has experience with multiples! Linda has trained with some of the most renowned childbirth and pediatric educators: Penny Simkin, PT and Childbirth Educator, T. Berry Brazelton, MD professor of pediatrics at Harvard and Ina May Gaskin, midwife.
Triangle Mothercare-trained Postpartum Doula, DONA-certified Postpartum Doula and HUG Your Baby Teacher. Ellen's nurturing personality has made her part of many new families as a doula. She can help get breastfeeding off to a good start and will help you figure out a daytime routine that fits you and your family's needs. Ellen also has experience with multiples!
CAPPA and Triangle Mothercare-trained Postpartum Doula. Sara has been helping mothers care for their babies for over 15 years and is experienced with multiples. She loves helping other mothers find their "groove" after bringing home their new addition. Whether it's breastfeeding support, newborn soothing techniques or cooking up a good meal, Sara is ready to help!
CAPPA-trained Postpartum Doula. Carol is eager to help any family transition to life with baby! Whether it's breastfeeding support, bottle-feeding guidance, caring for other children (four-legged children included!) or helping to cook up a delicious meal, Carol can help.
CAPPA and Triangle Mothercare-trained Postpartum Doula. Terri has been providing support in breastfeeding, pumping and teaching parents how to soothe their babies for several years. She has experience caring for singletons, multiples and can help mom establish organized daytime routines to help with older siblings.
Triangle Mothercare Night Nurse, trained Postpartum Doula and Registered Nurse. Tyanne has cared for singletons and multiples. She has come to the rescue many nights for moms who need sleep...and need it now! Tyanne also worked with UNC Healthcare for several years in the Newborn/Maternity Care and Women's Services on the Mother/Baby Unit as well as a home visiting nurse with new mothers and newborns.
DONA certified and Triangle Mothercare-trained Postpartum Doula. Debbie is also a birth doula, certified lactation counselor, infant massage therapist also leads several mom meet-up groups around the Triangle area. She has extensive experience with singletons and multiples. Debbie is also known as the "baby whisperer!"
CAPPA and Triangle Mothercare-trained Postpartum Doula. She has a real passion for helping mothers with breastfeeding, offering tips to help fussy babies and helping moms to organize their days to allow for some free time (figuring out how to fit in a shower won't be a problem with Renee's help!). Renee has also helped many breastfeeding mothers preparing to go back to work. Renee is also a twin!
DONA and Triangle Mothercare-trained Postpartum Doula. Leah has a real talent for helping families get restful sleep at night. She can teach you all about swaddling, the 5 S's and can help make overnight feedings go smoothly so you can get back to sleep. If feedings aren't going well, Leah can also help offer breastfeeding support and/or bottle-feeding guidance. Leah can accommodate up to 5 nights a week!
DONA certified and Triangle Mothercare-trained Postpartum Doula. Missy has spent the last several years helping mothers with breastfeeding support, bottle-feeding guidance and organizing a good daytime routine to help babies nap well (so mom can take a nap!). She has experience with singletons and twins.
Triangle Mothercare-trained Postpartum Doula and former RN in a neonatal unit. Joan loves to help parents get the rest they need at night by caring for their baby (or babies). She can provide support in breastfeeding, pumping and bottle-feeding. Joan is a great swaddler! She continues to stay up to date on the latest evidence-based research in caring for newborns.
DONA and Triangle Mothercare-trained Postpartum Doula and RN. Amanda has found her expertise is caring for preemies and multiples, which has included triplets! She has helped many families get rest at night while she cares for their babies, and every family she has helped keeps calling for her to come back!
Triangle Mothercare-trained Postpartum Doula and RN. Ellen is also a DONA-trained birth doula and has volunteered her services at a local hospital. She has been a lending ear to many moms during middle of the night feedings.
DONA-trained Postpartum Doula. Bronwyn grew up on a ranch in South Africa where she had the opportunity to be a part of many of the staff members' births and helped them during the postpartum time! She has helped many women with breastfeeding, newborn care (including teaching about infant sleep patterns) and care for siblings. Bronwyn is a mother of two...she breastfed both for 12 months.
Triangle Mothercare-trained Postpartum Doula and certified professional direct-entry midwife. Andriana worked for 6 months at an Oregon birth center as a postpartum midwife where she provided care to new families in the first 24 to 48 hours postpartum. She recently moved back to North Carolina to be closer to her family and to help new families in the Triangle area!
DONA-trained Postpartum Doula. Sandra has many years of experience caring for new families and their new babies. She can help you with breastfeeding support, teach you baby soothing techniques and help with other children during the day...and she also offers overnight support so parents can experience waking up feeling refreshed again!
DONA and Triangle Mothercare-trained Postpartum Doula, Certified Reiki Master and Clinical Hypnotherapist. Diane's professional training and experience in breastfeeding support can help any mom get off to a good start. She also loves to provide overnight support (which not only includes baby care but also quiet household chores like laundry and dishes) to help mom and dad get the rest they need.
DONA and Triangle Mothercare-trained Postpartum Doula. Jenna has cared for newborns (including preemies) with colic, reflux and sleep issues. Along with caring for babies with these common but difficult issues, Jenna can also help care for mom as she heals during the first few weeks after delivery. Her household management skills are awesome too!
CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association) is a non-profit international organization, founded in 1998 to offer the highest level of professional membership and training to childbirth and postpartum professionals.
DONA International (Doulas of North America, International) is an international training, certifying and regulatory body for birth and postpartum doulas with exceptional ethical standards of professionalism.
Hug Your Baby: helps parents, and the professionals who serve them,
prevent and solve problems around a baby’s crying, establish effective sleep patterns in babies, promote breastfeeding duration and enhance parent confidence.
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