Recently I had a chat with a friend that made me sad and happy all at the same time. She is a friend I have known for years and a fairly new mother—within the last year. She also took one of my classes to learn more about being a Newborn Care Specialist. Our Foundational NCS Training Program is quite comprehensive and covers not just the fun stuff of new babies—it also covers the hard stuff. Even the stuff people still seem reluctant to talk about, including Post-Partum Depression. The part that made me sad was that my friend shared with me that while she has known about it for years, seen it in clients and knows it is a very →

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We at Newborn Care Solutions are so amazingly privileged to have a team of amazing mentors for our students and also available as Expert Resources to our parents! Today, on their FIRST BIRTHDAY, we feature a story of Apio and Acen, a story that one of our mentors played a huge role in creating. Annie Duguid is a Newborn Care Solutions Graduate and one of our Company Expert Mentors. She has over twenty years’ experience caring for newborn babies including many sets of multiples, countless preemies and over 9 years’ experience working  in Africa, running 3 of the largest orphanages for abandoned children on the continent.   We are so very proud of the work Annie has done, the way →

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I have worked with multiples for many years—and whether it is 2, 3, or even 6 (yes, I have helped take care of sextuplets), there is a special joy that comes from helping a family who is having multiples realize it will be OK, they will make it through this, and that I can show and teach them skills that will not only make their first few weeks and months of life manageable, but even enjoyable.   Many years ago, I earned the nickname “Triplet Nanny” while working with an amazing family in Scottsdale, Arizona. That family was particularly special to me because it had been a long time since I had done a live-in job, and it was such →

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