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New Parents Academy

Understand your baby's needs so there is less crying, more sleep & feeding goes smoothly


New Parents Academy

Understand your baby's needs so there is less crying, more sleep & feeding goes smoothly


"I would absolutely recommend your class to anyone!"

Your class helped me tremendously especially with breastfeeding, an area that I was totally unfamiliar with. I cannot thank you enough for how amazing you are and how much my husband and I learned from you. 

Deanna & Brian

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

- Lauren & Patrick

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

- Emily & Joe

An on-demand course that is organized & to-the-point!

New Parents Academy


Learn how to understand your baby's cues so that you can address your baby's needs, keep your baby safe and enjoy the newborn stage!

  • Lifetime access.
  • Current, reliable information.
  • Clear explanations & step-by-step tutorials. 
  • On-demand info and 1:1 support. 
  • Watch on the app or your computer (or stream to your tv).
  • Closed captions. 
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Module 1

Newborn Communication

  • 20+ baby cues explained (with video examples)
  • The 4S's of soothing and why they're important
  • Understanding newborn crying and how to respond
  • Video examples of typical newborn behaviors that often alarm new parents
  • Step-by-step videos detailing my go-to soothing techniques (with real babies)

Module 2

Newborn Care

  • The confusing world of newborn poop (trust me, this is important)
  • How to know if your baby is eating enough
  • Hiccups, spit up and what most parents don't know about burping
  • Dressing your baby (how many layers?) and sun protection
  • Step-by-step videos walking you through bathing in a baby tub, sponge baths, bottle feeding, pacifiers, burping, bottle feeding and more

Module 3

Feeding Your Baby

  • Complete breastfeeding class (the only one you need)
  • Videos of latching baby & feeding positions (with real moms & babies)
  • Learn the 6 components of an effective latch so you can feed your baby without pain
  • How long a feeding should last (and when you're being used as a pacifier)
  • Choosing a formula and understanding combo feeding
  • Step-by-step guidance through common feeding  challenges

Module 4

Newborn Sleep

In this module you will learn:
  • A.W.A.R.E. formula for good sleep
  • Importance of maximum wake and sleep times
  • Naps as a newborn: when & where
  • How to help your baby distinguish between sleep & awake times
  • Step-by-step tutorial of what to do if your baby wakes as soon as you lay them down
  • Safe sleep guidelines to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
    * This is not a sleep training course.

Step-by-step Video Vault

  • 20+ videos, with real babies, walking you through the go-to techniques I’ve learned over the past decade.

  • Explanations of my intentional hand placement and the sounds and movements I make based on baby’s cues.

  • You’ll learn about breastfeeding by watching real moms and babies as I talk you through positions, latches and solutions to potential challenges.


"One of the biggest things for me was, was the breastfeeding section. It was comprehensive and really prepared me to advocate for myself."

- Angie

Personalized support anytime in the fourth trimester! 

One week of 1:1 Support

Have all your breastfeeding, sleep and newborn questions answered by an you can stop googling and just enjoy life with your new baby.

  • Exchange audio and text messages on a free app called Voxer
  • NO LIMIT to the number of questions you can ask!
  • Breastfeeding support from a Certified Lactation Counselor
  • Answers to your questions about sleep, feeding, postpartum recovery & more!

plus you get these BONUSES. . .

  • If routines bring you comfort you'll want to institute this plan early on. If not, it will be here when you're ready!
  • a NICU expert talks about what you'll want to know, just in case you need it. 
  • an OB/GYN will share how you can prepare for and recover from a c-section, just in case.
  • Baby Gear Must-Haves
  • Hospital Bag Checklist
  • Pediatrician Q&A
  • Grandparents Gear List
  • Stations to set-up around the house
  • Your pediatrician is an important part of your village. I'll walk you through choosing a doctor that is right for your baby

Valerie is completely non-judgmental and a safe zone. You can ask her anything. 

Valerie is a quintessential doula. You can ask her anything, at any time, and she is quick to get back to you with an answer or practical suggestion, and resources to support it.  Having this support has helped me be the best mom I can be for my two boys!


Hi, I’m Valerie!

I'm a Certified Postpartum Doula (PCD), Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and mom of 3 (including identical twins). . .

Over the past 10 years I’ve had the amazing privilege of helping thousands of parents prepare so that they know what the heck to do with their squirmy little newborns!

I understand the road to becoming a parent, and those first few months, are the craziest mix of excitement and overwhelm and that having support during that time makes all the difference!

My years of experience means that you can stop googling (please, please stop googling) because you now have a trusted source to answer all your questions! 


(course only)

On-demand access to current, reliable information


  • Immediate, lifetime access
  • On demand
  • Watch & listen on the app or stream to your tv (or watch on computer)
I just want the course


(support only)

Personalized support to answer all your new parent questions


  • Exchange text and audio messages to answer ALL your questions!
  • No limit to the number of questions you can ask! 
I just want 1:1 support




(or 3 payments of $249)

  • Immediate course access! 
  • One week of 1:1 support anytime in the 4th trimester, to answer ALL your questions! 




(or 3 payments of $249)

  • Immediate course access! 
  • One week of 1:1 support anytime in the 4th trimester, to answer ALL your questions! 
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It's time for you to feel confident and prepared

just like these new parents!

"She was responsive and had excellent insight of many questions!"

While Valerie’s free class gives you a taste of what to expect with a newborn, her on demand videos go into better detail of the main aspects on how to take care of newborns basic needs. However, some specific questions I had weren’t covered because they were specific to my newborn. This is when her week of one on one messaging really really helped! If you’re on the fence, would highly recommend just doing it!

"It was so easy to send her my questions & get a personalized response rather than turn to Google!"

I really enjoyed having Valerie as a resource! Her resources are also amazing and I constantly go back to watch her videos. As a first time mom, I highly recommend working with Valerie!

"Valerie’s classes and the week of 1:1 support were incredibly helpful"

It was really great to have a resource the first week when our baby was born to have someone to go to for questions. The online videos/classes are also a great resource to be able to go back to and rewatch, which we’ve done a few times. Thank you Valerie for all the help!

"Sifting through Pinterest boards was time consuming and I found it difficult to find trustworthy resources!"

Although my husband and I were ecstatic to become first-time parents, we also felt clueless and nervous about caring for a newborn. New Parents Academy helped us to feel prepared to navigate this new adventure together! We were both so relieved to find a relevant expert resource that we could learn from and refer back to when our baby girl arrived. Although we appreciated advice from family and friends, some of this advice was outdated. We felt lost until we found New Parents Academy!


My Prepared Parents Guarantee - 100% risk-free

Baby gear is expensive & maternity leave might have you watching your budget.  I promise this is worth the investment. If you don't agree then I don't want to keep your money.

If you look around inside the course and decide anytime in the next two weeks that it's not what you were looking for I'll give you your money back, no hard feelings.

Just send me an email at [email protected] within 14 days of purchase and I'll give you a full refund.

"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."

- Caroline

Questions Other Parents-To-Be
Have Asked Before Enrolling. . .

Questions Other Parents-To-Be
Have Asked Before Enrolling