WELCOME TO WITHIN MOTHERHOOD
Robin is a doula that specializes in prenatal, birth, and postpartum support. Her services are available in New Haven and Middlesex County as well as a few other areas in the state. She is based out of Guilford, Connecticut and wishes to stay within a one hour travel radius from home.
In addition to offering support and comfort measures to birthing families, Robin also provides birth photography. As a wedding and portrait photographer for twenty years, her photojournalistic style is a great match for birth photography.
Woman. Mother. Doula
Robin is a mother of three children and her life forever changed the moment she found out she was pregnant for the first time. Since she was a young child, she has always felt the desire to care for others.
Robin 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. Robin is happy to guide you through your pregnancy and the process of planning your ideal birth scenario.
LABOR & BIRTH DOULA SUPPORT
It is an honor to be the support person for you during labor and childbirth. Robin’s 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. Robin is here to support you as you adjust to your new life with baby. She assists in newborn care, breastfeeding, postpartum recovery, meal prep, mental health, and so much more.
In addition to being a birth and postpartum doula, Robin is a professional photojournalist. She specialized in weddings, events, and lifestyle photography for twenty years. She is excited to offer photographs as well as support her 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!
Robin is a huge fan of learning and improving upon her professional skills in order to offer the best support possible for her clients. Through continuing education, she is currently enrolled to become a certified lactation consultant. Breastfeeding and supporting breastfeeding mothers is something she is very passionate about. She was taught how to breastfeed by one of the best in the business, Irene Cullagh of Breastfeeding and Beyond, and she wants to offer that same life-changing support to clients seeking the skills to nurse their babies.
Robin is also working on certification for placenta encapsulation. She had an eye-opening experience during postpartum training as they 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 she found it’s existence and function incredibly powerful and magical. She looks 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 Robin's services, please reach out. She would love to set up a time for a call or a zoom meeting to learn more about you and how she can be of help.
Writing is something Robin has been passionate about since she began journaling as a young girl. She incorporates writing into her 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!