Setting up parents for success in their important journey has always been my passion! My degree in Early Childhood Development led me on a path to becoming a professional nanny for ten wonderful years. As I’ve helped many families along the way I’ve learned a thing or two. On top of these experiences, I’ve expanded my expertise with DONA International and Birth Arts International training in postpartum doula work, as well as becoming a Certified Lactation Support Counselor in order to know the latest evidence-based practices on infant care and feeding. With compassion, calm, and caring, I’m there to aid in supporting families in the first year following birth. My role includes educating on responsive baby care and supporting the family through encouragement, feeding, tidying up, and holding space. Whether it’s baby feeding methods or the best safe-sleeping practices, I want to help guide and nurture your family. My goal is to partner with you as parents in order to help your growing family feel as rested and confident as possible.
BA, Educational Psychology: Focus on Child Development (2010)
Evidence Based Birth: Breech Vaginal Birth (2021)
DONA Postpartum Doula training (2019)
Birth Day Presence Certified Lactation Support Counselor (2021)
Red Cross Certified: First Aid, Child & Infant CPR (2020)
Birthworker Inclusivity Training Series (2021)
Newborn Care Training Academy (2021)
Certified Lactation Support Counselor (2021)
Kuluntu Reproductive Justice Center: LGBTQI Inclusion in Birthwork (2020)
Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings: Postpartum Care for Everyone (2021)
Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings: Queer & Trans Reproductive Support (2021)
Amy Wraps Babies: Stretchy Wraps course (2020)
Free To Feed: Food Allergy & Breastfeeding Masterclass (2021)
Great Lakes Breastfeeding: Black Breastfeeding- Trauma & Resilience (2020)
Durham University Infancy & Sleep Centre: What Is Normal Infant Sleep? (2020)
Newborn Care Training Academy: Sleep Conditioning for the Newborn Care Professional (2021)
Bebo Mia: Informed Choice for Infant Sleep (2021)
Evidence Based Birth: Evidence on Advanced Maternal Age (2021)
I offer both virtual and hands-on support of all things related to the 4th trimester through baby's first year, including emotional well-being, feeding, sleep, infant cues and nutrition. This includes: - Making sure birthing person and baby’s physical and emotional needs are cared for - Supporting family dynamic, including nurturing partners and siblings - Assisting and supporting breast/chest/bottle/syringe/alternative feeding - Safe sleep practices that fit your family’s needs - Babywearing support; access to Hatchling carrier lending library - Responsive baby care, getting to know baby’s cues - Help with household management: light housekeeping, snack and occasional meal preparation; managing daily tasks - Accompanying parent/baby on outings (medical appointments, errands, walks, etc.) - Access to Hatchling resources for additional services and outside care
We worked with Lexi after the birth of our first baby and she helped us so much. She offered us tons of recommendations about baby safety, nursery setup, babywearing, breastfeeding, baby sleep and more. Having Lexi as an additional resource in the early days as parents gave us a nice sense of security and confidence that we would not have had otherwise. During her visits she helped take items off of our plates so we could recharge - a new parent's dream! Lexi is also kind, compassionate and an amazing listener.
- Zoe A.
Lexi has been, and continues to be, an amazing resource for our growing family. From the struggle we faced to conceive, to navigating the chaos of new parenthood, she has always been a dependable, positive force. With kindness and grace, she has regularly reminded us to: care for ourselves, focus on what matters, and enjoy the adventure. I can’t say enough good things about Lexi and our experience with her over the last 2 years.
- Tamas T.