New Parent Success Coaching
Empowering New Parents Every Step of the Way
No one will ever say becoming a parent is easy
but it doesn’t mean it has to be overwhelming or scary
Imagine being a new parent who
Trusts your own intuition and feels confident in your parenting decisions
Enjoys the newborn phase with less anxiety and worry
Is the best version of yourself for you and your baby
You can have this experience and so much more!
Schedule a FREE discovery call to learn more
Hi! I'm Amanda - Founder of Baby Steps New Parent Care
I have been working with new families since 2014 as a postpartum doula, a lactation educator, and a facilitator of new parent groups. I'm also a co-founder of Soutiens, a company that consults with organizations about how to best support working parents. These experiences, as well as my own as a mother of two, have validated my belief that there is no one "right" way to be a parent and we all have parenting instincts that are good for our families. Sometimes we just need a little help recognizing and trusting them.
This is an intimate and vulnerable phase of life and you deserve to have someone with experience and professionalism with you every step of the way. I would be honored to be your guide.
Building Strong Parents - One Step at a Time
Having worked with hundreds of families, I know that every family is unique. Your vision of parenthood and the challenges you face are not the same as your sister, your best friend, or “experts” on Google. The advice you receive - although well-meaning - just isn’t for you. You need someone who will walk with you on your journey into parenthood.
When we work together, your family, your needs, and your situation will be the focus. I listen to your questions, and provide the support you need in that moment. With a calming presence, I will validate your concerns and struggles and help you learn to move forward.
In ongoing weekly coaching sessions, I will guide you as you create a vision of your life as a parent and together we will create a plan to build a strong foundation. You will discover that you can trust your intuition, that you have everything within you to be a great parent, and that you are in control.
I provide education and resources that will help you navigate all of the decisions that come along with becoming a parent without bias, judgment, or agenda.
I cannot recommend Amanda enough. She balanced her professionalism with down-to-earth wisdom, humor and kindness. She was our rock during this wonderful but stressful life transition. Our family is stronger because of her. We are forever grateful!
Mark, Jessica & twins
Proud to be a RETAIN Parental Leave Certified Coach
From the Center for Parental Leave Leadership: RETAIN Parental Leave Certified coaches use evidence-based methodologies and practical tools to help support working parents and managers to navigate the 3 phases of the parental leave transition smoothly and sustainably. The direct and personalized support that RETAIN Parental Leave Coaches offer has been shown to decrease stress at work and home, increase communication with key stakeholders, support more equitable divisions of labor, improve sleep strategies, increase uptake of existing workplace resources, increase employees sense of mattering, improve health and wellness (including perinatal mental health), and ultimately help create a better experience for all.
Gift of Joy
Looking for the perfect baby present? Can't be there for the new parents you love?
Gift certificates for New Parent Success Coaching and on-demand support available
Frequently Asked Questions
Do people usually work with you during pregnancy or postpartum?
Both! Some parents prefer to get a jump start on preparations and we begin working together in the last trimester and continue through the first weeks or even months after the baby arrives. Other parents feel that they would prefer support after the baby arrives and we tend to focus more on transitions including returning to work.
Is this program just for moms or can partners participate too?
Good question! Typically I work with one primary parent (which is often the birthing mother) but partners are welcome to join or have their own sessions. Partners are encouraged to participate in the educational class and the in-home visits.
I am having my second child. Can I still be considered a "new parent"?
Yes! I often work with second time (or third time) parents who recognize that things didn’t go as smoothly the first time as they had hoped and they want to do things differently. Being a parent to two children poses different challenges and you deserve support through this time of life as well!
I think I will need more than what's in the packages. Can I add-on services?
Absolutely! Babies and new parenthood bring lots of surprises. We can add on services at any time.
Let's do this!! How do I sign up?