Text Support for First Night of Plan
For the first night you implement the sleep plan, I provide 3 or 6 hours of unlimited text support to answer questions and be with you every step of the way (you can even send me videos)! From questions through bedtime routine to getting off to the right start, I’m there. You can text as much as you would like. Texts will be answered within 15 minutes, if not immediately.
Night One In-Home Support
This package includes your child’s customized sleep plan. I will come to your home right before bedtime routine up until your baby or child falls asleep to provide real-time coaching on the first night of plan implementation. This is best suited for parents who require extra assistance with the plan and need in-person support.
Price: $1200 (within 25 miles of Springfield, VA).
Night One Half Night In Home Support
This package includes your child’s customized sleep plan, along with my assistance encouraging you in person and helping you put your child to bed, while also helping with any night wakings that occur while I am at your house. I will come to your home right before bedtime routine (6PM-11:30 PM) to provide real-time coaching on the first night of plan implementation. This is best suited for parents who require extra assistance with the plan and need in-person support.
30 Minute Ask Me Anything Phone Call
If you need a few more questions clarified and would like extra guidance to feel more confident, this can be done in one thirty-minute phone call.
Extra Week of Email Support
If you would like to extend your support, you can add on an extra week of unlimited email support.
In a 30 minute phone call, we will come up with a travel plan for your baby or child that include preparation travel tips, airplane sleep tips (both to and from), sleep tips for vacation, and sleep tips for returning home. Included will be two follow up emails, one during the trip and one after returning home.
Price: $75 for each additional child
If additional support beyond sleep is needed...
I recommend contacting Postpartum Wellness:
Postpartum Wellness was started to support the needs of expectant and new mothers in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. They are determined to build our village through valued services and collaborative connections for our clients as they transition into motherhood. Their mission is to provide compassionate therapy and support to women, from pregnancy to parenting, throughout the Washington, D.C. area.
Motherhood is one of the most rewarding and life-changing roles you will experience.
And, being a mom is super stressful.
Not only are you dealing with the stress of paying bills, making time for doctor visits and checkups, and trying to stay functional as a human being, you are also learning how to be a new mother or how to raise a growing family!
Motherhood is not what you expected!
Why is it difficult to recognize or admit to depression or anxiety?
First, you might not recognize depression or anxiety because you are tired, overwhelmed, or simply adjusting to life with a baby. Perhaps you think that this is just part of being a new mother. It’s hard for you and your family to know what is normal mom stuff and what is a symptom of depression or anxiety. You are afraid of being seen as complaining or not able to handle motherhood. You didn’t think it could happen to you. You are blaming yourself for not being able to handle things. You didn't know that this is a medical condition and not a sign of failure.
Second, you might feel ashamed or embarrassed. When the expected glow of pregnancy or postpartum did not arrive, you blamed yourself and now feel embarrassed. You fear admitting to negative feelings during this perinatal period may lead to your children being taken away or you will be labeled as bad mothers.
Third, your experiences and symptom are unique. Some new mothers are sad and teary; some feel overwhelmed and irritable; some bond well with their babies while others feel distant; some sleep all the time while others have insomnia. The up-and-down nature of symptoms also makes it difficult to recognize or admit perinatal depression or anxiety.
Reaching out for help is the first step toward feeling like yourself again.
The team at Postpartum Wellness is a dedicated group of mental health professionals committed to helping women through their transition into motherhood. Their team has a range of experience and training to help meet the unique needs of all women.