In person or Not, she has you back
Laurie Ann was recommended by a friend after seeing how we were struggling to enjoy our newborn. I couldn’t be more grateful for the services. At 2 weeks postpartum, I felt so alone, sleep deprived, and like I was an unfit mother because I didn’t understand what my baby needed. I was a bit skeptical about her virtual services since she was across the country. She helped us with EVERY concern we had, and most of all she provided us with confidence. If you’re a struggling Laurie Ann can help.
I am so thankful that a friend referred me to Laurie Ann for her wide range of services. I knew it was the right decision after our first call, when she set me at ease with her calming yet encouraging attitude, and her wealth of knowledge. She made a point to understand our goals and find ways to help us reach them. The most beneficial service for us was sharing best practices for basic newborn care and providing customized recommendations plus solutions for bathing, milk production. - Kendall
Virtual Sleep Coaching
Utterly sleepless nights and zombie like days are what finally drove me to seek help in getting my second son to sleep both day and night. Unfortunately due to the pandemic we were unable to utilize Laurie Ann Finn’s full overnight visits. She was so understanding of my fears; with daily FaceTime calls, regular text messages, and emails consisting of a sleep plan, notes, and constant encouragement, I began to have the techniques and confidence in myself as a mom to help my little guy sleep.
Pump for Milk production
Elora’s mom wrote, “I had a really hard time with breastfeeding and I’m almost sure I would have given up by now or at least not known the right steps to continue successfully forward, but Laurie Ann was instrumental in making it a successful experience for us. She also helped little one to get on a better day/night sleeping routine and gave me the rest I needed when sleep deprivation and emotions got the best of me”
What now?! When we arrived home from the hospital after my unplanned C-section, I thought about being told, “it will come naturally” and “you will know what to do” but I did NOT. Thankfully, I connected with Laurie Ann completely through virtual services despite being hundreds of miles apart. Although never in the “same” room, she taught us feeding techniques, tools/equipment use, plus caring for myself. After just 10 days I am amazed at my milk production and confidence I have because of her.
Sleep for Christmas
Laurie Ann came to us at a time where we desperately needed someone to help us. She was so kind, generous, and loving with helping our baby sleep. She came on Christmas Eve and gave us the best Christmas present. She gave us a plan to help our baby learn to sleep longer stretches. She also encouraged me as a new mama by texting me encouraging and uplifting messages and let me know how I am the best mommy for my baby-that really helped me. She will take care of your little one. -Nikoleta
In the face of a Hurricane
"My first child arrived unexpectedly via c-section hours before Hurricane Dorian arrived. So I was all the more relieved and grateful when Laurie Ann arrived to spend that first night in the hospital with me. She kept me focused on what was important - feeding my baby. Thanks to Laurie Ann's experience, take-charge style of coaching, and continuing support, we have had a much better start at breastfeeding and life with a new baby in general. I am so glad she was on my team." - Anne
We recommend that you take the leap & set up Laurie Ann's services ahead of delivery, so you have her immediate support. I feel that the quick establishment & encouragement of good breastfeeding technique and wake/sleep habits is what set us on the right course. Our son is exclusively breastfed, so we had to give extra attention to ensure that he didn't lose much weight and stayed hydrated in the first days of life. Without Laurie Ann's coaching I'm not sure this would've been this successful.
Breast to Formula
Laurie Ann was absolutely amazing when we brought our son home! We didn’t know we needed a doula, as we did not have a natural birth or anything, but found out there was a such thing as a postpartum doula to help and be there for mom! Whether it was allowing me to take naps, helping with dishes, etc. She helped a ton, and also did an overnight stay with us so we could get a good nights rest. She was a big help when we were transitioning our baby from breastfeeding to formula.
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Laurie Ann supported my family through providing breastfeeding guidance, staying overnight with us to teach us breastfeeding positioning while providing rest, she helped with meals, and provided emotional support. The hospital visit was very helpful with early breastfeeding techniques made transitioning into breastfeeding successful!
We were unsure of the services that would be needed; she said "You don't know what you don't know", but boy, was she right!
Stephen and Jennifer
"Laurie Ann Finn helped me emotionally and physically after I had my baby. She is the most kindest and down to earth woman you could meet. You cannot put a price tag on that relief, advice and care she offers while you are dealing from exhaustion, hormones and a crying baby!!! Would recommend her 1000 %. " Callie W.
During the Overnight, one of my services includes light housekeeping. The first place I usually start is the kitchen. It is amazing how revitalizing a clean sink and an empty dishwasher can be to a new family.
Like Mary Poppins!
"She swoops in and provides loving, nonjudgmental advice and support. Did you have a wedding planner? Invest hundreds to have a neutral coordinator to make sure your day went smoothly? Even though you had help from your mom, sisters and friends? This is similar. Coordinating a new baby coming home is ALOT of preparation to adjust to your new normal. Laurie Ann helps to set you up for success!" - Elliot's mom
Set up for success
..."because of Laurie Ann. She taught best breastfeeding routines, maximizing the amount of sleep, protecting your marriage from resentment (you know this is real second time moms), making sure you are healthy by getting enough food and preventing breastfeeding issues like engorgement or a poor latch. And the best part is, you make the investment now and the skills she teaches you can be applied forever!" - Krystle
Just in time
"My only regret was not having you there with me in the first couple days. But, when I needed you it was so nice to see that you made yourself available and ready to help me with the very new and scary job of breastfeeding. After days of not knowing whether my sweet boy will ever latch and stay latched to get enough food straight from the source, or knowing much about breast feeding at all, you came to the rescue and helped us get him latch in a couple hours." Jillian
"If anyone in Hampton Roads is looking for support after having a baby, I recommend Laurie Ann's Postpartum Doula Services. Laurie Ann responded quickly to my SOS call on FB and offered to come over that same day. She provided tips, hands-on practical advice, encouragement, and support. She offers a host of services that'll bless new moms." - Crystal
Kennedy finds her thumb...
...as she comforts herself while her mommy, daddy and big brother get some much needed rest. After the overnight, Mom says, Laurie Ann, "I appreciate you more than words can say, you have been a God send!"
For this family cultural differences gave this mom and dad another hurdle. With a little extra support and listening little David began to thrive, while mom and dad discovered their own style of parenting.
Early in the morning, Laurie Ann not only had the new baby but helped take care of our toddler while we slept straight through the night for the first time in months. After my c-section, and additional time in the hospital NICU for my baby, I needed time to heal emotionally and physically, Laurie Ann was there for us, to more than support. Every family whether its your first child or any thereafter, would benefit from a visit from Laurie Ann
"After the birth of my son, I came home from the hospital and felt completely overwhelmed. I was a first time mother with no prior experience with babies. I was experiencing breast feeding issues and postpartum depression. I knew I needed help. Laurie Ann came to our house and helped me find solutions to his feeding problems, helped organize our baby supplies, and started us with establishing a routine. Plus I was able to get some much needed rest. " ...confident Tessa
Roux in the Morning
"Laurie Ann helped us develop a feeding schedule, that has surpassed anything that we could have imagined. Our little boy has now had 2 out of the 3 weeks with 6 hrs of sleep per night. When we talk to our peers and parents this was unheard of. Without Laurie Ann's advice we would have most definitely not accomplished this goal so soon." -Roux's Dad
Starting Out Right
"After a day full of firsts...I was on overdrive and couldn't wait for Laurie Ann to arrive and help. Actually she first met Savannah in the hospital when she was just hours old guiding me through correct breast feeding positions. Although, this is my second child, I learned new feeding techniques, and had someone to listen and support me during midnight feedings when I was so tired and needed encouragement...I am so thankful" ...Jenn
"Laurie Ann help was crucial after our daughter's birth. She instilled confidence in my husand and me, which was exactly what we needed. The days after leaving the hospital are tough! Adjusting to becoming parents, being tired, and post-partum hormones can make you feel alone and scared. Laurie Ann gave successful breastfeeding techniques, helped with light housekeeping, and encouraged us to press on!" Danielle J.
More Milk for Maddie
At 2.5 months, my baby is sleeping over five hours straight each night, thanks to Laurie Ann suggesting techniques for building my milk supply. She showed me different positions, foods and spacing feeding sessions to increase milk production. I am so thankful I now know I have enough to satisfy my daughter's full 'little' belly. ... Macy