I've helped hundreds of moms & dads!

Listen, I get it, welcoming a baby is exciting! But, it's a bit overwhelming too!

If you're like many parents-to-be you're feeling all sorts of emotions as you get ready to welcome your baby! 


Yes, you are SO EXCITED to meet this little peanut, to see what he or she looks like and to celebrate all the 'firsts'. 


But, it feels like there is A LOT to know!


It feels like they should give you an owner's manual before you leave the hospital!

I understand! I've spent years working in the homes of new families!

Hi, I'm' Valerie.

I'm a DONA Certified Postpartum Doula (PCD), a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and the mother of three, including a set of twins! 
For years I've worked in the homes of new families immediately after the birth of their babies. What I've learned during this time is that people are excited, but they're afraid of what they don't know. That's why I created this course!
From what gear these little people require to how to care for and feed them, I've totally got you covered on this new parent thing!

Let me tell you, what many people won't. . . It is important that you are BOTH comfortable caring for a newborn!

"A lot of key nuggets that stuck in my head came from this course!"

It gave my husband the basics to know as he’s never been a part of taking care of a baby. It was a nerve calmer for him! For me, the course helped refresh my memory from all the babysitting classes I took growing up... though you pay A LOT more attention when you’re learning for your own child. We’ve referred back to videos multiple times since we’ve been home with our baby boy!

                                                    -Bobbi & Ben

You want to breastfeed but you've heard so many stories of people who were in pain or didn't make enough milk!

You'd love to have someone walk you through the day-to-day tasks of caring for a newborn!

You're not sure how you'll figure out WHY your baby is crying or HOW to soothe her so she stops!

You know you can't sleep train a newborn but you'd like to know what you can do so you ALL get as much sleep as possible! 



"I would absolutely recommend your class to anyone!"

I want to thank you so much for your class. It has helped me tremendously especially with breastfeeding, an area that I was totally unfamiliar with.  I am excited for our next monthly chat. I cannot thank you enough for how amazing you are and how much my husband and I learned  from you. I would absolutely recommend your class to anyone.                                   

                                            - Deanna & Brian

  • Feeding the baby
  • Bathing the baby
  • When to call the doctor
  • How to dress the baby
  • Why your baby might be crying & ways to soothe her
  • Feeding cues
  • How to know if your baby is getting enough
  • Positions for breastfeeding
  • How long a feeding should last
  • Pumping & milk storage
  • Taught by a Certified Red Cross Trainer
  • CPR, First Aid & Choking for a baby 0-1 year
  • Reducing the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
    *This is must-know info but is not a certification
  • 13 Things you can you do before baby arrives that will make life easier later.
  • How to find a pediatrician
  • Setting up stations around the house
  • Some things to consider before you register or shop for your baby
  • When, where and what to register or shop for
  • What these products are and why you need them (or why you don't)



"The soothing techniques were so important and we used them a lot!"

As first time parents we had so many questions about how to care for our baby in those first weeks home. At the hospital we had nurses to help and ask questions and at home it was all on us. This course gave us the confidence we needed to be the best parents we could even with sleep deprivation and a lot of dirty diapers!

                                       -Emily & Joe

"There's no where else you can find all this information in one place"

Every Sunday we would cast our computer to the TV and view at least one section. It was nice to look forward to this bonding time while soaking up all the new info for our first little one on the way. There’s no where else you can find all this information in one place. Plus, Valerie is right there with you along the way. 

                                       -Lauren & Patrick

"Expecting 101 has helped so much in preparing for a baby "

Expecting 101 has helped so much in preparing for a baby and now in the first weeks. The videos are informative, easy and full of great tips. Thanks for all the advice!


I've spent years teaching all of this to families in the weeks after their baby's arrival!


But I get it. . . for some people, one-on-one care isn't in the budget! (It definitely wasn't for me when I had my kids).


It doesn't have to cost $1500/week for you to feel confident & prepared. . .and ready to welcome your baby! 

Expecting 101


✓ Immediate access!

✓ To-the-point content broken down into 5-10 minute videos!

✓ Live Monthly Chats to answer your questions!

✓ Watch & Re-watch for 1 Year!

✓  BONUS Infant Safety Chapter (CPR, First Aid, Choking & SIDS)

✓ 3 Helpful Printables!


BONUS #1 - LIVE MONTHLY CHATS for the next 12 months!

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I want to be sure you're happy!

Expecting 101 is a comprehensive course that covers a ton of information. As far as I know there isn't anything like it!
I think you're going to love the convenience of being able to watch from the comfort of your home whenever you want to.  And, being able to re-watch as you encounter different situations will be reassuring. 
If for some reason you go through the course and are not satisfied with Expecting 101 please send us an email within 14 days of purchase.  The only thing I ask is that, before your money is refunded, we have a quick 15 minute phone call so I can find out how to better improve the course! 
But again, I think you're going to love Expecting 101!

You Might Have Some Questions. . .

I know you're exhausted already and this baby isn't even here yet but sorry to break it to you. . . .you can't sleep train a newborn! 

Don't worry there ARE things you can do from day one that help this little bundle of middle-of-the-night joy learn when it's time to sleep.  So no, to answer your question this is not sleep training but this is what you'll be glad to know about newborn sleep, from day 1!

You have access to the course and can participate in the Monthly Chats for 365 days from the date of purchase.  

That gives you plenty of time to watch the course and then re-watch any sections you'd like to as you encounter different situations.

The course is divided into five chapters; Baby Gear, Breastfeeding, Newborn Care & Soothing, Sleep and Postpartum Prep.  

There is about 3 1/2 hours of course content.  Each chapter is divided into short videos that are on average 5-10 minutes long.  I did this so that watching a video or two per night, or whenever you have time, doesn't feel overwhelming. Hopefully, you and your partner can find time to watch most sections together.

Immediately! After your payment is processed you will receive an email to set up your course login and password and then you can start watching! 

No, you can watch the chapters in any order you'd like to!

I do recommend watching the videos in each chapter in order and completing one chapter before moving on to the next but it's totally up to you! You'll be able to see which videos you've watched so you'll know where you left off. 

Expecting 101


✓ Immediate access!

✓ To-the-point content broken down into 5-10 minute videos!

✓ Live Monthly Chats to answer your questions!

✓ Watch & Re-watch for 1 Year!

✓  BONUS Infant Safety Chapter (CPR, First Aid, Choking & SIDS)

✓ 3 Helpful Printables!


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