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Amy Bowman

The Newborn Connection LLC - Postpartum Doula

Website: http://www.thenewbornconnection.com

Phone: 315-408-2170

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

Fee Details: I love educating families so they can make informed decisions and feel confident in their parenting choices. I charge $100 for a 3 hour postpartum doula shift. Additional hours per shift available at a discounted rate. This is a typically the right amount of time to support the needs while I am there; whether it's baby laundry, making meals or educating the family.

Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years and 10 families served

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), April 2015
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

Postpartum limits/restrictions: I service the greater Gaylord, Michigan area. As long as we are a good match to work together I am having to work with you.

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Breastfeeding Educator, Pregnancy Fitness Educator

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Yoga Teacher YT-200

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Home Birth
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Single parents
  • Twins
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Military famiies
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Languages spoken: English

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Area of practice: Gaylord, MI
Travel Range: 30 Miles

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Client Testimonials for Amy Bowman

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Marci Kelkar

I would highly recommend Amy to any family looking for outstanding support as a post-partum doula.

Amy helped me care for my newborn both in the hospital and while at home. I was able to exclusively breastfeed as well as enjoy the time at home with my new baby because of the great support I received from her. So thankful for all that Amy did for me and my family. Anyone who uses her will be in such great hands.

Posted 8/14/2017

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Heather Vieder

I absolutly loved working with Amy. Amy came to me as her last client before moving up to gaylord. I was so upset when she left due to the fact I wanted to recommened her to all my friends who were having babies after me in my area. Amy was professional, sweet, loving, warm, she just made me and my family feel at ease. Everytime I had questions she was able to answer them or have the resources to answer them. She becomes a part of your family and spends time doing whatever you need to maek your life easier. If it is cleaning bottles, folding laundry, cleaning your playroom, reminding the mom to take time for themselves, she does it all. She helped me resource different formulas when the time came for me to want to do formuals, she researched different sleep sacks and would help me have the confidence and show me time after time how to fold sleep sacks. I literally cant say enough good things. about Amy. She was a true blessing to our family and I don't think I would have had such a easy transition without her. 

Posted 6/8/2017

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Meghan Zeldes

We welcomed Amy into our home after the birth of our twins and could not have been happier with her services!! Amy has the most calming presence and personality, and she immediately "clicked" with all of us-- my 2 and 4 year old boys just LOVED when she would come over. They would always ask "When is Mrs Amy coming back???". Amy was amazing with my twins, whether it was babywearing, helping me feed them, bathe them, giving me a chance to shower or take a quick nap, helping with things around the house, teaching me all kinds of little tips and tricks, or just helping keep my boys occupied, im not sure i would have made it through the first couple of months without her! I would reccomend her to anyone bringing a new baby home (especially two of them!) 

Posted 2/4/2017

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Amanda Dillon

I can not overstate how wonderful and helpful Amy was. When she entered my house peace came with her and I felt like a weight had been lifted. She is gentle, kind, and wise. Her knowledge and experience with twins was a lifesaver for me. 

My twins were two and a half months old and my husband had just had surgery. We had family help us, but I felt like I was DROWNING. After an emotional phone call with my sister she took it upon herself to find me some help. She found Amy. 

Amy walked into my house and I immediately felt her care and compassion. After describing all of the chaos around me and what I was struggling with in regards to the babies Amy looked into my eyes and said "but how are YOU doing?". When I was struggling to survive the storm around me and desperate for a life raft she was there to care for ME. She gave me the chance to hold my babies and snuggle them while she cleaned up my kitchen. She got my sheets in the wash. She listend as I cried and shared about my struggles with breastfeeding. She told me how beautiful and wonderful my babies were. She looked after them so that I could take a much needed shower and break. She helped me prepare their formula and taught me an easier, quicker way to get it ready. Her experience with twins was invaluable to me and I felt comfortable leaving them alone with her because she had done it plenty of times before. I spent the day soaking up her knowledge and her care. I did not want her to leave. 

A couple of months later I found myself with that overwhelming drowning sensation again. The babies were overwhelming and I was struggling. My husband and I knew just what to do. We called Amy. Once again she entered my house and a sense of peace and calm came with her. Once again I got the chance to take a break and she worked so that I could take care of myself. 

You will not regret inviting Amy into your home. She was exactly what I needed. 

Posted 1/27/2017

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Jamie Amster

Amy came in as part of a doula "team" when I needed more help than initially planned. Right off the bat, Amy was warm, kind, and made me feel very comfortable and assured that my newborn was in excellent hands. Amy clearly loves what she does and it reflects in her work. I would highly reccomend Amy to anyone considering using a post-partum doula! 

Posted 10/9/2016

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Lindsey Walenga

My difficult first month post partum was made more manageable and pleasant with Amy's support. She is kind, caring and very supportive of whatever you need as a new mom. She visited us several times, including one overnight shift. Having had a tough c-section, sleep was so important and it was wonderful to have her help. I trusted her immediately. She made sure to do things as I would, and even made me lunch while she was over! I suggest every new mom let go of the need to do things herself, sit back and accept the help and care that Amy has to offer.

Posted 6/14/2016

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Lindsey Barnett

Amy was referred to us when our twins were a week old. I had spent hours researching and interviewing a night doula because I knew I needed help at night. We found someone who we thought would be great and unfortunately on our first night home from the hospital we knew it was not going to work out. The next day someone I trusted referred Amy to us and she litterally SAVED our life. We had newborn twins and a two year old so I really needed rest at night. She came in and instantly made us feel comfortable. She helped with laundry, dishes, tidying up- whatever needed to be done. Amy was a life saver for me and I would hire her a million times again!

Posted 4/21/2016

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Rose Lloyd

I can't say enough wonderful things about Amy. She made the transition from one child to two as smooth as possible. Her fact based evidence and supportive ear had me feeling very confident. She was great in offering Breastfeeding support and had other resources she frequently reached out to when I had questions. i highly recommend Amy to all mothers either first time or not! 

Posted 4/9/2016

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Kelly Houseman

Amy was like a mother to me when my own couldn't be here due to living out of state. She came in at an overwhelming time in our lives and offered guidance, relief and a listening ear. Her compassion and love of babies comes across in everything she does. I hope to have her in my sons life for many years to come!

Posted 1/12/2016

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Susan Rahaim

When I first contacted Amy I was a mess! My story is different as this was not my first baby, nor 2nd, it was my 4th! You would think I would be an expert by now but I was struggling holding it all together. I had a 6 year break between my last daughter and this one. It was like starting all over again. My biggest problem was SLEEP, AND THE LACK OF IT! I was having horrible guilt towards not being happy and energetic for my older children. I was cranky, tired, depressed, and trying to hold it all together but I was failing. It was by the grace of God that Amy’s contact info was suggested to me. At first I was reluctant because I am one of those moms who does it all and does it all myself but I just couldn’t anymore. God was urging me to call for help. This is where Amy came into our lives! Amy’s warm personality and knowledge of newborns was apparent from our initial meeting. Amy was everything and more a postpartum doula could be. She cared and had deep concern for how I was doing and feeling everyday. She spent hours listening to me an offering her best advice. On days when I needed a break she showed up with a cozy wrap carrier and put my little nugget in it and got her to sleep while I went for a long much needed walk. Amy helped me with better swaddle techniques and got my little gal sleeping in her crib for naps. I am exclusively breastfeeding and Amy was super supportive and always brought me the baby when she needed a feed. She also supported my cosleeping at night and had great suggestions to get baby sleeping longer stretches. Amy’s kindness, help, and most of all friendship is something I will always remember. Though I miss Amy and all her help I am more happy and confident today holding down the fort because of her!

Posted 9/4/2015

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Erin Spies

Amy not only cared for our twins, which is no small feat, but she genuinely cared for our whole family. Only, she was more than a caregiver; she became a friend, someone we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Our kids love her and so do we!

Posted 9/3/2015

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