In person or Not, she has you back

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.

shared Goals

shared Goals

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

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.

Peace & Painless Breastfeeding

Peace & Painless Breastfeeding

Laurie Ann acted as family and so much more to calm my anxieties and support my breastfeeding goals surrounding the birth of my second son. Each call I had with Laurie Ann leading up to the delivery she put my mind more at ease. Although we could not have any visitors in the hospital we had 3 Facetime calls which made all the difference in teaching me the proper techniques to breastfeed without pain, something I never achieved with my first son. Mask on she cooked, cared for both my sons.

Pandemic Blessing

Pandemic Blessing

"When our baby was born in the midst of the pandemic, we had several virtual calls from the hospital to ensure we were off to a good start with breast-feeding. Then the first night home Laurie Ann was with us so that my husband could get a good night sleep in a separate bedroom and she took great care of me and Baby. We know we have been very successful through this transition due to Laurie Ann’s availability. Her empathy and compassion throughout our experience has been invaluable." Christina

Erica and Dani + babies

Erica and Dani + babies

I have known Laurie Ann for what feels like my whole life. She and my mom have been best friends which meant I grew up with her children. With my 1st child 2.5 years ago she gave me the support I needed to breastfeed and she just did it again. Without her and now her daughter/my friend Dani I probably would have quit because I didn't have the support or confidence to breastfeed. I thought I could do the breastfeeding journey on my own because I’ve already done it once. Every baby is different.

Pump for Milk production

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”

Virtual Services

Virtual Services

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

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

Breastfeeding is Natural

Breastfeeding is Natural

but it does not come naturally.I had no idea how challenging breastfeeding would be. Laurie Ann came to the hospital the day my baby was born and helped me with the first few feedings. And I’m so glad she did: I did NOT know what I was doing. She taught me how to hold my baby so that she would latch properly, how to keep up my milk supply, how to properly empty my breasts to prevent infection, and encouraged me to keep going when I was ready to give up. I couldn’t have done it without Laurie Ann

Best Decision

Best Decision

"One of the best decisions we made in my pregnancy was hiring the services of a postpartum doula. Laurie Ann has been amazing since the day Jane arrived. From visiting us in the hospital to breast feeding support, she has been a wealth of information and encouragement during one of the most challenging yet exciting times of our life. Laurie Anne’s overnight visits have been a game changer, allowing us to get some long stretches of much needed, uninterrupted sleep. Her services are a must!" - Liz

Lifesaver

Lifesaver

“Laurie Ann has been a lifesaver for us as we adjust to having a newborn. She is really knowledgeable and always ready to help with new ideas. We are so thankful for her!”

In the face of a Hurricane

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

Exclusive Breastfeeding

Exclusive Breastfeeding

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

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.

Bath Time

Bath Time

Can be fun, with a few simple techniques, I can teach you how to keep your baby happy and give you the confidence to make it a pleasurable experience for everyone. It may even help you all through the "fussy" evening hours and set everyone up for a good nights rest.

Latenight cooking

Latenight cooking

"Once we made the transition back to our home, Laurie Ann was making our transition so much more comfortable and enjoyable. She stayed up with the baby through the night and even cooked us some delicious meals! Throughout it all, Laurie Ann was the mentor and cheerleader that gave us the skills and the confidence to be successful parents for our growing family. She is passionate about her job and it truly shows!"

A great recommendation

A great recommendation

"Laurie Ann was referred to us by local friends as a ‘must-have’ for making the transition from the hospital to the nursery. She not only met with us ahead of our delivery date to create a plan tailored to our needs but she was there at the hospital when the big day came. At the hospital she was right there with us l getting us into the proper positions for feedings as well as building the feeding/sleeping routine. I cannot say enough good things about Laurie Ann and her services." Emily & Jon

YOU DON’T know what...

YOU DON’T know what...

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

Emotional Support

Emotional Support

"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.

Kitchen Cleanup

Kitchen Cleanup

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!

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

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

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

SOS

SOS

"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...

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!"

Hospital Visit

Hospital Visit

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.

Satisfied mom and baby

Satisfied mom and baby

With a little technique instruction this new mom and baby are on their way to a sufficient milk supply

a Coach for new Parents

a Coach for new Parents

As our doula, Laurie Ann held our hand through the whole process of being first time parents. She gave us piece of mind with whatever we needed. Including, teaching my wife how to nurse our baby better, how to bath our new baby, and even helped us with duties around the house. We have learned parenting can be exhausting. Her services allowed us take some breathers during the initial few weeks which helped the process be less overwhelming. Jim

After Adoption

After Adoption

The first 12 days of our little ones's life was spent in her birth mother's home state on the other side of the country; so when we were finally given approval to return to Virginia, the adrenaline was starting to wear off and the exhaustion from sleep deprivation started to sink in. Just two days after we returned home, Laurie Ann came to our home for an overnight visit and what a lifesaver it was! It is amazing what one good night's sleep can do for you! ...Jackie

Sisters

Sisters

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

Thriving Brooks

Thriving Brooks

"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

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

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

Feeding Techniques

Feeding Techniques

"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

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

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Virtual Services

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.

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