Hi there! - I'm Susan. Welcome to my site.
Bringing a child into the world is a huge life transition. It is a very exciting time in life, but it can also be a little confusing and a little scary. Having trusted guidance and support makes a big difference.
Seeking out education and support helped me to trust myself as a mother, to trust my babies, and encouraged me to make decisions that were right for my family. In modern American society, there are many gaps in the educational and support structures in our cultural and medical care systems. So, I am also keenly aware of what I didn't know at the time, what was left out of my education, and the supports I didn't have, but wish I did. As an educator, counselor, and mentor I can offer you support, guidance, and encouragement as well as help fill in some of the gaps. I can help you understand what your options are so that you can make choices that are right for your situation and that enable you to support your goals.
I very much believe in the power and wisdom of the natural processes inherent in pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding. These underlying mechanisms evolved over hundreds of thousands of years both to help you as a parent and also to ensure the health and well-being of your child. Understanding, respecting, and working with these natural mechanisms has incredible value. This doesn't mean everything has to be "perfect," or have an absolute outcome. These natural processes are simply very important guideposts that are there to help you with the most essential component -- your relationship with your child. Your baby is an amazing human being who is coming to connect with you. My goal as an educator and counselor is to serve this goal of love and connection.
It means a lot to me to offer you knowledge and support so you can flourish in your parenting role. I want to help you feel as grounded and secure as possible in your ever-evolving role as a parent. You are the ultimate expert of your baby and your family. Parenting is a big job. You are going to do great!