WELCOME TO WITHIN MOTHERHOOD
I am a doula that specializes in prenatal, birth, and postpartum support. My services are available in New Haven and Middlesex County as well as a few other areas in the state. I am based out of Guilford, Connecticut and wish to stay within a one hour travel radius from home.
In addition to offering support and comfort measures to birthing families, I also provide birth photography. As a wedding and portrait photographer for twenty years, my photojournalistic style is a great match for birth photography.
Woman. Mother. Doula
I am a mother of three children and my life forever changed the moment I found out I was pregnant for the first time. Since I was a young child, I have always felt the desire to care for others.
I created Within Motherhood after answering the call to support women on their journey into motherhood.
Finding out you are pregnant and preparing for the weeks and months to follow is quite a shift in life. I am happy to guide you through your pregnancy and the process of planning your ideal birth scenario.
LABOR & BIRTH SUPPORT
It is an honor to be the support person for you during labor and childbirth. My role is to support you physically and emotionally during the process of bringing your baby earth-side.
Your body has been through so many changes over the last year. I am here to support you as you adjust to your new life with baby. I focus on newborn care, body feeding, postpartum recovery, meal prep, mental health, and so much more.
In addition to being a birth and postpartum doula, I am a professional photojournalist. I specialized in weddings, events, and lifestyle photography for twenty years. I am excited to offer photographs as well as support to my clients.
NURSERY PREP + ORGANIZATION
Is your baby arriving within the next few weeks? Have you just had a baby shower? Time to sort, clean, and store all of your baby supplies!
Robin will come to your home and help you get the nursery in order for baby’s arrival. She will unpack, organize, and take stock of what you have or need.
Now booking 1 and 2 hour visits!
I am a huge fan of learning and improving upon my skills in order to offer the best support possible for my clients. Through continuing education, I am currently enrolled to become a certified lactation consultant. Breastfeeding and supporting breastfeeding mothers is something I am very passionate about. I was taught how to breastfeed by one of the best in the business, Irene Cullagh of Breastfeeding and Beyond, and I want to offer that same life-changing support to clients seeking the skills to nurse their babies.
I am also working on certification for placenta encapsulation. I had an eye-opening experience during postpartum training as we learned about the benefits of the consumption of the birthed placenta. This incredible organ is grown by our bodies for our babies. It is the support and life force between mother and child and I found it’s existence and function incredibly powerful and magical. I look forward to the experience of connecting with the essence of your placenta, honoring it's powerful role in supporting you and your baby through pregnancy, and processing it into a rich supplement to nourish you through your postpartum journey.
If you'd like to know more about any of my services, please reach out. I would love to set up a time for a call or a zoom meeting to learn more about you and how I can be of help.
Writing is something I have been passionate about since I began journaling as a young girl. I incorporate writing into my business by publishing a weekly newsletter every Thursday. Each issue includes stories, advice, professional resources, recommendations for local specialists, links to supportive practices, podcasts, recipes, product reviews, books, registry items, and so much more!