After becoming a Registered Nurse in 1993, I focused on the health and development of newborns and children. My love for babies and children evolved into a 25-year career as a Neonatal Intensive Care and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit nurse in three of the leading Children's Hospitals in the country.
My desire to learn more about all aspects of the child led me to higher neonatal and pediatric positions as an ECMO (heart-lung bypass) specialist, CVVH (dialysis) technician, Pediatric Critical Care Transport Team member (Ground and Flight crew), mentor to nursing students, new nursing personnel, paramedic students, and educator at numerous conferences.
Aside from learning about medical diagnoses, treatments, and nursing care of the newborn and child, I especially loved learning about the family connection. Working with, and educating parents, grandparents, siblings, and extended family members became a passion for me.
I started Hello Baby Hello Nurse to help fill the void between childbirth and doctor's offices during the postpartum period. Research shows that in-home visits from a medical professional can help with bonding, reduce stress and postpartum depression, and make this new chapter of life more enjoyable.
Learning about your new baby is very exciting. It is the best job you will ever have. As parents, when we feel confident in the care that we provide to our family, we are able to worry less and enjoy our family more.
I can help.