Armed with the gear you need & prepared with good systems in place!

The tools & understanding to soothe your baby & how-to instructions for newborn care!

Your virtual breastfeeding class & how to get good sleep habits in place.

Expecting 101: Just $175




  • Have what you really need without wasting money or cluttering your house with stuff you won't end up using. 
  • My Must Haves & Maybes printable list!
  • Systems to put in place & things you can do now before the baby arrives, that will make life easier in the weeks & months after the baby arrives. 
  • My Pediatrician Q &A!
  • My Hospital bag checklist!
  • Feeding the baby
  • Bathing the baby
  • When to call the doctor
  • Why your baby might be crying & ways to soothe her
  • Why consider breastfeeding?
  • How breastfeeding works.
  • Feeding cues.
  • How to know if your baby is getting enough.
  • Positions for breastfeeding.
  • How long a feeding should last.
  • Pumping & milk storage.
  • Why your baby is waking
  • Answers to the questions I'm most often asked about sleep 
  • Steps to take from day one for good sleep habits
  • Reducing The Risk of SIDS-Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

  • How to perform CPR for infants 0-1 year

  • What to do if your infant is choking

  • Infant First Aid: 8 reasons you might need to call 911

    *This is not a CPR/First Aid Certification but is led by a Professional Trainer

"As a PICU Nurse I spend a lot of time around babies but having my own was a huge learning curve. I liked that the classes were online so I could do it at my own pace, at home on my couch, in sweat pants. It was nice to be able to go back and watch some of the videos again after the baby was born, especially the breastfeeding. To have actual info in front of me as a resource when I needed it was so helpful. And at the hospital the Lactation Consultant said I needed to hand express and asked if I knew how, thankfully I could say yes!"

-Celia's Mom

""We learned things that helped so much in those first few months. Things like a trick how to burp him and ways to hold him. We followed Valerie's advice for sleep and to this day he yawns as soon as we turn on the sound machine!""

-Leo's Parents

"Figuring out exactly what we needed to buy felt overwhelming. You're trying to prepare for something you've never done before, how do you know what you're going to need? Valerie had such good advice & good suggestions on how to figure out what will fit for our life."

-Max's Mom

"As Americans living in South Korea we were thrilled to find out about this resource. These videos helped us learn what we needed to know about caring for our newborn, all from our home overseas."

-Alicia's Dad

"Valerie helped us both to understand what the first month of breastfeeding would be like. It helped to know what to expect and what kind of problems we might encounter. The beginning was challenging but I went on to breastfeed for 14 months!"

-Henry's Parents


Hi, I'm Valerie.

I teach expectant parents what they need to know to feel confident and prepared when their baby arrives!
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 often feel unprepared. That's why I created this program!
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!


Expecting 101: Just $175

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!



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