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First-time parent? Don't panic. 

Bump to Baby Bundle  

The essentials to know before baby arrives

and one-on-one text support after baby is here


First-time parent? Don't panic. 

Bump to Baby Bundle  

The essentials to know before baby arrives and one-on-one text support after baby is here


"I would absolutely recommend your class to anyone!"

Being a new mommy is an absolute dream. 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 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

An online class to prepare for baby 



I'll walk you through the essentials to know (the 4 critical components of F.U.S.S.) so you and your partner are confident and prepared when your baby arrives! 

  • Your virtual breastfeeding class
  • Understanding baby's cry & how to soothe baby.
  • Getting good sleep habits in place from day one.
  • Wake windows with @babysleepdr
  • Infant CPR, First Aid & Choking with a Red Cross certified trainer
  • Understanding safe sleep
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EXPECTING 101 includes. . .

Module 1

Feeding Your Baby

  • Your virtual breastfeeding class
  • Exclusive Pumping
  • Formula Feeding with Mallory @theformulamom
  • Pumping & milk storage

Module 2

Newborn Care & Soothing

  • Understanding baby's cry
  • Soothing techniques so baby stops crying
  • Understanding baby's cry
  • Step-by-step videos with real babies

Module 3

Infant Safety

  • Infant CPR, First Aid & Choking with a Red Cross certified trainer

  • Safe Sleep: Reducing the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Module 4

Understanding Newborn Sleep

  • Getting good sleep habits in place from day one.
  • Wake windows with Dr. Aubrie from @babysleepdr
  • Bassinet options (pros & cons)

plus you get these BONUSES. . .

  • Baby Gear Must-Haves
  • Hospital Bag Checklist
  • Pediatrician Q&A
  • Grandparents Gear List
  • and more!
  • Understand what all those baby products are (I'll walk you through the list step-by-step)
  • Learn what you actually need & what's nice to have if you have the space or budget.
  • Stations to set up around the house
  • What you can do before baby arrives to make the fourth trimester easier.

"We’ve referred back to videos multiple times since we’ve been home with our baby boy!"

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.

Bobbi & Ben

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 8 years I’ve had the amazing privilege of helping hundreds 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! 

"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. She is completely non-judgmental and a safe zone. Valerie has also been there for me when I needed to vent about a rough night. She has helped me be the best mom I can be for my two boys!


Personalized support after baby arrives 

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.

  • We'll 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!


Prepare before baby arrives


  • Access for one year!
  • On demand
  • Watch & listen on the app or stream to your tv (or watch on computer)
Enroll Now!




(or three payments of $130)

  • Immediate access to Expecting 101 so you can prepare before your baby arrives!
  • One week of 1:1 support after the baby arrives, to answer ALL your questions! 


Personal support after baby


  • We'll exchange text and audio messages to answer ALL your questions!
  • No limit to the number of questions you can ask!
Enroll Now!

It's time for you to feel confident and prepared

just like these new parents!

"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.

"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!

"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. Being the youngest of each of our families meant that neither of us had experience with infants, especially those who we were responsible for. 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 Expecting 101!


My "shout from the rooftops or I don't want your money" Guarantee

 My goal is that you'll shout from the rooftops about how amazing Expecting 101 is! That as soon as one of your friends announces her pregnancy you'll send her the link to this program and tell her it's a must-have.

But what if you don't love it? Well then chances are you won't be shouting from the rooftops and in that case I don't want your money.

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

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

Questions Other Parents-To-Be
Have Asked Before Enrolling