My path to becoming a doula and starting Snugs and Kisses to serve moms during the postpartum period started over ten years ago. When I cared for my first newborn,the joy and attachment I felt was instant. I knew that day I wanted to work with newborns forever! Over the past decade I have been fortunate enough to care for many families as they brought home their first baby, transitioned to having two children or multiples and being with them hours after birth to care for mom and baby.
My past roles as an infant preschool teacher, nanny (including night nanny) and Newborn/Maternal Certified Nursing Assistant has equipped me with both the knowledge and understanding to unbiasedly support families of varying dynamics. It was not long until I had built many special bonds with families in Texas, Tennessee, and now in Florida.
I am constantly learning and growing in the areas of newborn, postpartum, and family care. I understand there is no 'right' way to raise a child. You can count on me to be your non-judgmental support. I will encourage you to trust your parental instincts and help build your confidence. I will in no way impose my parenting ideologies on you, rather, I will provide evidence based information and allow you to develop your own parenting style.
I completed my formal postpartum doula training through DONA International. I have decided to take the next step, though not mandatory, to become a certified postpartum doula. This will be complete Spring 2020. I am also a trained lactation consultant through the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice (ALPP).
As a fairly new mom, I feel more than ever that it is truly an honor to serve other moms. Being able to "mother the mother" of a newborn and see how I can make her life easier is a great feeling. Life after birth is a time when mothers need to be cherished and cared for. It would be my absolute pleasure to serve you and your family during this amazing time.
Kimberly Brown- PD(DONA)