Shari

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Shari

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Counties served
Also offers virtual services
Offers background check
Service area
Availability
2021
September
October
November
December
2022
January
February
March
April
2021
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Not available
Not available
Not available
2021
Some availability
Some availability
Some availability
Some availability
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I am a NorCal mom to 4, postpartum doula & mother roaster, infant massage instructor, lactation educator counselor and event planner. I have been working in the parenting space for over 15 years through work as an educator, content creator, event coordinator, marketer, and editor.
Shari's overall support helped me find a greater sense of confidence in my role as a mother. I met her when my baby was around 2 months old and as a new parent, I wish I had known about her and her services while I was still expecting. ~Jennifer M.

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Work experience

Before Navigating Parenthood, I worked at the George Lucas Educational Foundation for Edutopia and at POPSUGAR. My work can also be found at BabyCenter, CafeMom, HuffPost Parents, Mommy Nearest, and RedTri SF.

Services offered

Services summary

  • Postpartum Doula (In person)
  • Comfort and heal package (In person)
  • Belly Binding & Mother Warming (in-person)

Virtual Classes

  • Infant massage
  • Postpartum planning
  • Birth prep
  • Postpartum Prep and Postpartum Healing Education
  • Postpartum Prep Education

Virtual Consult

  • Baby registry & gear
  • Nursery Room Design
  • 30 minute coaching call

Postpartum Doula (In person)

Postpartum is the most overlooked time for families but it doesn’t need to be. Let me help you to feel informed and supported in postpartum.

  • Resources and referrals
  • Emotional Support
  • Research and samples (when available)
  • Lactation education
  • Labor comforts that help in postpartum
  • Tools for postpartum
  • How to prep your postpartum kit
  • Tips for siblings
  • Setting up a system for help
  • Create a lying-in plan
  • Discount on my online Postpartum Prep program or Postpartum Healing program
  • Free Facebook support group
  • Text and email support

Comfort and heal package (In person)

Creating another person is hard work! I’m here to support your self-care and healing as you nurture your family. There are two different options for the Comfort & Heal Package, the Expecting Option, and Postpartum Option. Simply let me know which one you’re choosing when we connect after your purchase.

This is an in-person service. Pricing is based on clients living in Tracy, Manteca, Lathrop, Mountain House, Livermore, or Fremont. Please contact us prior to purchasing if you live outside these areas to see if we can help you.

Belly Binding & Mother Warming (in-person)

  • Hot stone abdominal press with mixed warming spices & heaty oil
  • Warm aromatherapy neck pillow
  • Belly firming paste and Benkung belly bind application
  • Benkung belly bind to keep
  • Belly binding instructions
  • Optional zoom meeting for future belly binding help

Virtual Classes

Infant massage: From bonding to help with gas pain or a cranky baby, infant massage helps parents to find calm with their littles. Sign up for our next online class!

This group class consists of 5 Friday sessions, each starting at 9:15 a.m. PST and lasting 30-50 mins.

You’ll learn:

  • Ways to calm baby
  • How to listen to your baby
  • The importance of communication and permission
  • How to understand your baby’s needs
  • Ways to help a constipated baby
  • Creating a deeper bond with your baby (whether mom, dad, sibling)
  • Help baby’s brain development

Infant massage class has helped parents experiencing depression or emotional distance from their new baby to connect and take some calm moments together. It has also helped babies and parents after NICU stays, foster babies, and everyday families not sure how to help their little one or understand their needs.

Postpartum planning: Planning for postpartum is essential. Let me help your family through this huge transition via virtual postpartum planning.

  • Resources and referrals
  • Emotional Support
  • Research and samples (when available)
  • Lactation education
  • Labor comforts that help in postpartum
  • Tools for postpartum
  • Preparing your postpartum kit
  • Tips for siblings
  • Setting up a system for help
  • Create a lying-in plan
  • Discount on my online Postpartum Prep program or Postpartum Healing program
  • Free Facebook support group
  • Text and email support
  • Up to two scheduled virtual education sessions, 45 minutes-2 hours each
  • Up to four phone calls, 30 minutes each (up to 1 hour each for postpartum support)

Birth prep: Virtual birth prep is an easy way to get support, info, and all the resources you need before the big day so that you have less on your  plate.

  • Research, resources, and referrals
  • Comfort measure education
  • Product samples
  • Emotional support
  • Registry assistance
  • Lactation education
  • Birth bag suggestions

Postpartum Prep and Postpartum Healing Education: A combination class for Postpartum prep and healing

Postpartum Prep Education

  • Virtual consult

Baby registry & gear: Trying to figure out which baby items you will actually need and which ones are a waste of time or recalled? Let me help you filter through the noise of recommendations and advertisements to create a baby shower registry that’s unique to your family’s needs.

You will…

  • Create a registry that’s full of useful products
  • Have an easy-to-use registry for the whole family
  • Register for family-safe products and services
  • Know which registries to sign up for and how
  • Understand which gear is best for your family
  • Learn how to pick registry items and gear that makes life with baby easier

Nursery Room Design: Need help designing a safe space with the essentials? I’ll take the stress out of creating a baby-friendly space with your desired room theme. I also offer creative solutions for shared spaces.

You’ll learn:

  • Nursery room do’s and don’ts
  • How to utilize multi-use items
  • Room safety
  • Design guidance
  • The best places to find items for the room

30 minute coaching call: Just need some quick information, to talk to someone, or get some referrals? Sign up for a 30-minute coaching call while you’re expecting or postpartum to ask anything related to your birth and postpartum.

My approach

I’m Shari, the semi-crunchy, perpetually tired, socially awkward extended breastfeeding NorCal mom behind Navigating Parenthood. I’m also a lactation educator counselor, postpartum doula, mother roaster, and infant massage instructor. I’ve been the mom who is worried she won’t be able to breastfeed, the mom with mastitis and cracked nipples, the confidant breastfeeder, the not-so-confidant breastfeeder, and the mom on little number 3 struggling to wait for her milk to increase after birth.

Fees

Free initial consultation: Yes

30 minute coaching call: $25

Postpartum Doula: $50/hr

Combo Purchase — Postpartum Prep and Postpartum Healing Education: $400

Comfort & Heal Package (In Person): $500

Complete Postpartum Prep Education: $178

Postpartum Healing Program: $178

Virtual Baby Registry and Gear Consulting: $80

Virtual Postpartum Doula Support: $300

Virtual Infant Massage Group Class: $180

Virtual Birth Prep: $300

Virtual Postpartum Planning: $250

Virtual Nursery Room Design Consult: $80

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Certifications

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Postpartum Doula Workshop
Lactation Educator Counselor
IMUSA (Infant massage)

References/Testimonial

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Languages

English

Restrictions

Non-smoking home
No drug use

Website & publications

https://www.navigatingparenthood.com/

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