Prenatal and Newborn

Up to 4 months

These packages and a la carte services are designed to help both parents and newborns up to 4 months. Is your baby older than 4 months? Check out my Babies and Toddlers packages.  Feel free to contact me to see which would be the best fit for you. 

Prenatal + Newborn (0-3 months)

$150

As a seasoned L&D nurse and Childbirth educator, I can help answer some common questions on pregnancy and postpartum while also helping you prepare for your new baby. I can help you prepare for your hospital stay and questions about labor and birth. Whether it’s your first baby or you’re adding a new baby to your family, I can help. If you would like to work with me during pregnancy and discuss labor and hospital stay and more, contact me! We can discuss special pricing due to needs.

 

I will help educate you on, safe sleep, the science of infant sleep, and empower you to give your child the gift of healthy sleep, from the beginning. This is a great gift for new mothers!

  • Initial 45 minute phone call to get to know one another and discuss any concerns and address questions

  • A newborn sleep guide with tips on timing sleep, soothing techniques, and how to create habits that promote quality sleep from the get go

 

Prenatal + Newborn + Infant

$450

The expanded version of the Newborn package allows you to add on a week with me once your baby turns 3.5-4 months (once baby is showing social cues such as smiling) for a special offer of $100 off the One Week package. This includes:

  • Initial 45 minute phone call to get to know one another and discuss any concerns and address questions

  • A newborn sleep guide with tips on timing sleep, soothing techniques, and how to create habits that promote quality sleep from the get go

 

PLUS

  • In-depth questionnaire and evaluation

  • 60-minute Zoom consultation. (can include evaluation of sleep space)

  • Customized sleep plan

  • Daily Voxer/text messaging during available hours 

  • Virtual sleep tracking log

  • Final call to wrap up and ask me anything 

The Process

We'll discuss how I can best help you

 I can help guide you in what is best

for you and your new baby, based on

your needs

A La Carte Consulting

Need help with pregnancy/postpartum questions? Questions about sleep? Have just a few more questions and need more time? Just want to talk to another mama who has felt alone in the night feeling defeated? Let me help. Add these on at any time.

$70

$100+

$75

  • 45-Minute Call Consultation

                            

  • In-Home Consultation                       

  • Follow Up for Returning Clients              40 minute phone call

2 Follow up emails

 

Needing a Tailored Plan?

Abbey with Magnolia Families has been a lifesaver for me as a new momma.  I read books and tried to prepare as much as possible, but no one tells you how hard everything becomes when you have little sleep.  Trying to tackle taking care of an infant in a pandemic without all the family and friends at our fingertips reach made everything more difficult. I reached out to Abbey because I was overwhelmed.  I had put my baby on a schedule, but it was not tailored to us.  She helped put everything in perspective and took the pressure off of me and reassured me that I am a good momma.  Sometimes you just need to hear that. (I am tearing up as I write this because it has tremendously reduced my anxiety and stress along the way.) 
 
Abbey was able to give us a schedule that helped our newborn and us get better sleep.  She made sure I was taking care of myself too.  She answered not only sleep questions; but questions about breastfeeding, bottle feeding, and diaper rash remedies.  She helped us create a sleep environment for the baby that actually allowed her to rest and gave us realistic expectations. Abbey created a routine for feedings and bedtime that helped us mold our day.  The first night we implemented it our little nugget slept 7 hours.  I know this might not be an every night thing, but for us it was a major win.  I can not recommend Abbey with Magnolia Families enough with her advice and help.  I would tell your friends and family members with infants to toddlers to reach out if you are having issues with sleep or just a routine in general.  It really does make a world of difference.

LEAH, ALABAMA

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Frequently asked questions

How can you help me? What are your qualifications?


I pride myself on being honest and relatable. I’ve done the work to get here. I am an RN, BSN and a mother of 4. I’ve spent time in the NICU and Step down nursery with my own kids. I’ve held a management position, been a floor nurse, and have even served on a medical mission trip in Africa. I have personally experienced Postpartum depression and anxiety. I have experienced scary pregnancies, but thankfully have healthy babies. I’ve experienced a miscarriage. I have had unique life experiences that have brought me right to this career during the exact right time in my life. I am a snuggler and I love to hold my babies. I think all mother’s should be able to hold their baby and enjoy it. I also appreciate science and the rawness of motherhood. I believe in giving our children tools to succeed in life, and sleep is such a big one. Science doesn’t lie and I let it guide me when it comes to sleep. I have vast experience in working with special needs populations and feel this has given me the ability to see and think outside of the box. I won’t judge you, but instead empower you. It’s my nature. I’m a helper. You can learn more on my About page.




How long will it take to get my baby/child to become a good sleeper?


Many things determine the length of time it will take. A child’s temperament, the family lifestyle, the chosen training method, and most importantly, parental consistency when it comes to following the sleep plan. Nighttime sleep improves first, and then daytime sleep. I can honestly say that I have had great success in helping clients start sleeping better within 1 week and up to 2 weeks when the parents and caregivers take my advice and stay consistent.




Do you offer a guarantee?


I do not offer a guarantee. Consider our relationship one like a health coach trying to help you lose weight and get healthy. I will give you all of the tools and be your biggest cheerleader, but I cannot do the work for you. You have to implement the plan and follow my advice in order for it to work.




Will my child have to cry?


We all cry. Babies and children will cry at some point. It’s inevitable. Crying is a way to release emotions, and is actually helpful to those that can’t verbalize their needs. Crying is not always a bad thing, but rather very normal and healthy. I am trained in many methods of sleep training from very gentle to the cry it out method. I get to know you and tailor one to fit your parenting style and child’s temperament. The first few nights are always the hardest, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how quickly you’ll see positive results if you stay consistent and follow the agreed upon plan.




Which package is right for me and my child?


My packages are divided into 2 age categories in order to make it simple for our exhausted mom brains. You simply decide if you want 1,2, or 3 weeks to work with me. The more gentle the method you choose, the longer time it typically takes. Ultimately, it comes down to you and what you feel you can afford and how consistent you feel you and the other caregivers can be during the time frame you choose. Contact me if you have questions about which package to start with.




What if we have multiple children who need help?


I absolutely can help with multiple children and am able to help you with more than one child at a time. Being a triplet mama myself, I am able to give unique perspectives. I do not charge extra for multiples and love to work with and get to know other moms of multiples. I can also work with kids of different ages in your home, but each child will need their own package due to their different ages and therefore, a different sleep plan. Some parents find it overwhelming to sleep train more than one child at once. I welcome the challenge if you do.




How young can my baby be when working with you?


I love newborns. I have a package for that sweet and eye opening time in life. We work together to make sure your baby is sleeping safely and set up for success when it comes to sleep. Once your baby starts showing social cues such as smiling(3-4 months), you can know it’s a good time to look into hiring me for a week or more. Sometimes, newborn mothers just want to ask a few questions and talk to an actual person. I offer a 45 minute call that allows you to do just that. Newborns are unpredictable because they aren’t developmentally ready to sleep and stay up for longer periods of time. I’ve got your covered from newborn up to 4 years.




Can one call really do enough to actually help me?


1 call is all some mothers need. I do my best to lay out all of the needed information and answer all of your questions. I ask that you come into our call with all of your questions ready. I typically will have you send those to me ahead of time. If your child has many factors that are making sleep a problem, then you may need more time. If you don’t have a schedule in place at all and/or you child has behavior type situations that are affecting bedtime, you may need more help. We can always try one call if you prefer and then you add a package if you see you like my help and want more long term help from me.




What else can you help with besides sleep?


I am here to help guide you to teach your child to enjoy sleep and follow biological and developmentally appropriate sleep times to help make that possible. I can also help guide you on daily schedules, nighttime feedings, breastfeeding basic support, pregnancy/labor preparation, postpartum education, newborn care, and more.