Sleep can be an elusive dream in the first year postpartum. There is not one right answer which makes it even more difficult.
Join our sleep group led by Theresa, retired NICU nurse and trained infant behaviorist. Theresa will offer tips and tricks for you and your baby specifically.
You will have the opportunity to share your trials and your triumphs with other mama's as well!
I began my career as a staff nurse in Pediatrics at Rush Medical Center in Chicago. After moving to Colorado, I worked in Memorial Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) as a staff nurse and then as a Neonatal Developmental Nurse Specialist. After receiving NIDCAP (Neonatal Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program) certification, I introduced a change in the NICU in which medical care was delivered in neurobehaviorally supportive model. Integral to this program is recognizing the essential role of the family; infant behavior as communication; and understanding of how environmental and handling experiences can impact infant tolerances. I have been privileged to teach these and other related topics to parents, nurses and medical staffs in Colorado, Texas, and Kentucky. During a total of over 36 years in the company of precious babies, I have appreciated this critical time of life. Publication in professional nursing journals, and the winning of a first place award for excellence in writing inspired me to author and hand craft a guide for parents focusing on the parent/infant relationship. It is in the format of a baby memory book and available at 21moons.etsy.com. I currently teach a portion of the Strong and Healthy Families program at the El Paso County Department of Health and Environment and host a fun parade and festival celebrating babies and children coming the first Saturday in August. I believe that the hope for the world resides in the hearts and arms of the newly born parents.