I’m so excited to share more about my Private Registered Nurse Practice!
At The Mama Coach, we use our assessment skills as Registered Nurses to tailor our education and support programs with the goal of Making Parenthood Easier. Learn more about The Mama Coach brand and check out a preview of the services I will be offering below!
WHAT IS A MAMA COACH?
As Mama Coaches, we are all Registered Nurses. Nothing we do is “cookie cutter”. We are trained to assess each child individually, using the nursing process to find solutions that will work for the entire family.
Empathy and Community
Our job as healthcare professionals is to listen to your priorities and goals as a parent. We will walk beside you and share in your challenges and your triumphs, and we promise to support you with empathy, compassion, and respect. We value creating a shared community, online and in our cities, where you are always welcome.
Committed to Quality Support
Mama Coaches are committed to providing comprehensive nursing education, in unique settings; making a difference, one family at a time. Our expertise includes prenatal education, lactation and feeding support, pediatric sleep coaching, toilet learning, and so much more.
Hi! I’m Erin, I’ve been a registered nurse for 13 years in Washington, DC. I started my career in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit but have spent the last 11 years in the Pediatric Cardiac ICU, still taking care of lots of babies and big kids too! I have two little ones of my own and one on the way! I am looking forward to supporting other moms who are right “in the thick of it” with me. I live with my husband and daughters in Northern Virginia where I will focus my practice as a Mama Coach.
Learn more about the services I will offer as a Mama Coach!
SLEEP || PRENATAL || FEEDING || NEWBORN || TOILET LEARNING || CPR & CHOKING
more than sleep packages
Customized Sleep Support from a Registered Nurse
I will help you solve your sleep challenges so you can reach your goals!
I completely understand that the thought of sleep training can be overwhelming. Every family and baby is unique and there is rarely a “one size fits all” approach to sleep. I will take the time to really listen and understand your situation, know what your goals are and recommend an approach that suits your individual family.
3 – 18 MONTHS
Do you have a baby whose sleep patterns are inconsistent to say the least? Do you find yourself getting anxious as night time approaches? Are naps always a struggle? If this sounds like you, I am here to help.
18 MONTHS – 3 YEARS
Is every night a huge struggle to get your toddler sleeping? Are you waking multiple times during the night to walk your child back to their room, or do they crawl in with you? Let’s work together to get your toddler and you the rest you both need.
3 – 5 YEARS
At The Mama Coach, our philosophy on sleep for preschoolers is that we find more success if we work with them, not against them. I will help you empower your child to starts sleeping independently and develop a positive outlook around sleep.
Prenatal Education Tailored to You
Get the education you need from a source you can trust.
I know how important it is to have access to evidence-based resources while you are pregnant. Quality prenatal classes and information help mothers feel prepared for birth, and families ready to bring their newborns home. I offer the option of a private, one-on-one classes — virtual or in-home!
PRIVATE PRENATAL CLASS
Are you busy trying to prepare for your new baby’s arrival? Maybe you have what feels like a million questions or a unique pregnancy circumstance and would like a class specifically tailored to you. If this sounds like something you would benefit from, then my private prenatal class will help you feel more confident and prepared for your upcoming delivery. This 3-4 hour private is live and as interactive as you’d like it to be. We will spend the entire session talking about your specific pregnancy, birth wishes, and baby’s growth and development.
VIRTUAL FEEDING WORKSHOP
The more you know, the easier breastfeeding may be. Please keep in mind this is a learned skill that will take a lot of practice once your child is born. Join me virtually for this live 60-minute workshop on preparing for breastfeeding. Providing you with evidence informed breastfeeding information and tips, that will leave you feeling confident and excited to get started. Private and group sessions available.
Breastfeeding | Bottle Feeding | Pumping | Formula
Whichever feeding method you are using, I am here to support you.
Check out my packages below to learn how I can help!
LACTATION SUPPORT PACAKGE
This package includes a 1-2 hour consult where I will do a feeding assessment and make recommendations to address your concerns and challenges. Also included is seven days of follow-up email support to ensure you reach your feeding goals.
VIRTUAL FEEDING CONSULT
This service includes a 60-minute virtual session using a secure platform, where I will do an assessment and answer any feeding questions you have. A follow-up email recap will be sent to summarize my assessment and recommendations.
WEANING SUPPORT PACKAGE
This package includes a 30 minute phone call, where I will assess your current situation and help you decide how to start your weaning journey. Also included is follow-up email support and our comprehensive Weaning eBook.
The Fourth Trimester
Helping you through this exciting and exhausting time.
It’s the start of a brand-new chapter in your life. You have brought your newborn home, and are likely experiencing equal parts unconditional love and completely overwhelmed. As Registered Nurses, we are here to support you as you gain confidence in your unique parenting style. We take every factor into account when finding out the best solution for whatever it is you are going through with your newborn.
NEWBORN SLEEP PACKAGE
This package includes a 90-minute assessment and consultation (virtual or in-home). We will focus on feeding, sleep, soothing and routines, plus address any challenges you may be experiencing. This package also includes weekly phone calls for four weeks, email support for one month, and our comprehensive Newborn Care Guide for you to reference. Upgraded package with two consults and seven weeks of phone and email support is also available.
ONLINE NEWBORN COURSE
$59 CAD/$49 USD
Do you prefer a DIY, self-paced approach? Our Mama Coach Online Newborn Course is for you! Learn how to support your fussy baby, how to provide newborn care, what a safe sleep space can look like, how to solve feeding issues and where to start with laying foundational sleep habits. This course was created to help you with all aspects as you enter your parenting journey. Perfect if you’re the parent of a newborn or if you’re awaiting your babe’s arrival and want to be completely prepared!
AKA Potty Training!
This is an exciting time for your family! We are here to make it smoother.
Whether you haven’t yet started or you have and you’re running into challenges, we have support options available to you!
NEW TO POTTY TRAINING
ASSESSMENT AND CONSULTATION
This package includes a readiness assessment and a two-hour virtual consult call to walk you through the entire toilet learning process best suited for your specific family. You will be sent tailored notes from our conversation together, as well as our eBook (over 95 pages of information on the approach best suited to your child). One follow up email is also included in the package and there is the option to purchase additional support (see below).
OVERCOMING POTTY TRAINING CHALLENGES
ASSESSMENT AND CONSULTATION
This package includes a two-hour virtual consultation where I will help you navigate your current challenges, and recommend the next steps for your family. Also included is one follow-up email with the option to purchase customized ongoing support (see below). You will feel energized and excited to overcome your challenges.
CPR & CHOKING EDUCATION
Feel confident when facing an emergency.
We understand that barriers to learning these life-saving skills are often time, cost and test anxiety. That is why our workshop is the perfect solution for you. These classes take about an hour, are hands-on, and will leave you feeling prepared and confident in your new skills.
CPR & CHOKING WORKSHOP
PRIVATE AND GROUP SESSIONS AVAILABLE
This one-hour workshop is perfect for anyone who is interested in learning these life saving skills, and doesn’t require formal certification. After completion of this workshop, you will feel confident in your skills performing CPR, as well as utilizing choking relieving techniques on an infant, child and an adult. This hands-on workshop includes a comprehensive eBook for reference.
STARTING SOLIDS WORKSHOP
PRIVATE AND GROUP SESSIONS AVAILABLE
During this one-hour class, I will cover different methods of introducing solids, which foods are appropriate for what stages and ages, how to recognize a food allergy, how to incorporate milk, and so much more. By the end of this workshop you’ll feel prepared to introduce solids in a way that creates a positive experience for both you and your baby. Also includes a comprehensive Starting Solids eBook for reference.