Postpartum Rate: $40 to $50
Fee Details: $55-$65per hour. Care packages booked prentally of 20 hours include one prenatal planning shift and bring cost to $55 p/h. Private Babywearing classes and private cloth diapering classes (including my personal carrier/diaper collection and weighted baby dolls) are billed at a separate rate.
Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years and 20 families served
Clients per Month: 0 to 4Postpartum limits/restrictions: No in-home smokers
Founder and Former owner of Wild Was Mama, NYC's largest babywearing and natural parenting retail shop from 2011-2018
Languages spoken: English
I hired Adriane as a babywearing consultant after struggling with three carriers gifted to me during pregnancy. After chatting on the phone she came to my apartment with several carriers for me to try until we determined which one I felt most comfortable in. We stayed in touch for a couple weeks after our meeting so that she could help tweak my practice through photos, emails and texts. Adriane is extremely knowledgeable and practical about finding the best solution for baby and mama. I highly recommend her for city moms who want to get out there ASAP!
Adriane was a real godsend to me and my husband when we were panicking about starting a daycare commute with a baby carrier that we were having trouble using. No amount of online videos or practice between the two of us helped, and it was causing us a great deal of stress and anxiety. Adriane came in to help us, and she was amazing. She was kind, patient, non-judgmental, as well as extraordinarily helpful. Almost a year later, we still use the skills she taught us every day. She turned a source of incredible stress into a real gift in our lives as parents. Baby wearing with confidence has meant that our daycare commute isn't something to be dreaded, but treasured, and I look forward every day to spending time with my now-toddler on the train. THe baby wearing skills she taught us has have also enabled us to travel to places we couldn't have gone with a stroller. We couldn't recommend her any more highly.
Life enhancing. When I first got home with my beautiful baby, I (like all new Mums) was sore, overwhelmed and exhausted. Addrian came in like the fairy-godmother I never new I deserved, and waved her magic wrap over my entire family. She gave me rest, the chance to heal my tired aching body and an expert ear- she listened to my fears and concerns and dispensed invaluable advice. But above all, by the end of our time together, she gave me the confidence I needed to embark the on the life long journey of Mothethood. The sweetest blessings to her x
Adriane's expertise in baby wearing was so helpful to me through my c-section recovery! All the typical carrying methods were really painful on my abdomen and she worked with me until we found a creative solution that allowed me to wear my baby. Her enthusiasm for baby wearing is also contagious. I'm forever grateful I found her!
When I found Adriane, I was really struggling to deal emotionally with c-section recovery, my son's extreme colic, and feeding issues resulting in an intense exclusive-pumping regimen. Adriane was a god-send! Besides helping me to generally eat better, rest, and brainstorm ways to more efficiently manage my pumping schedule, she taught me baby-wearing techniques that helped to calm my son during his meltdowns. Her positivity, encouragement, and kindness got me through a really tough time, and helped me to build up my confidence as a mother. I've already recommended her to my friends who are currently pregnant, and only wish I had brought her in sooner!!
Adriane has a dynamic skillset like no other! She made her time spent with us count in a plethora of ways that further uplifted our wonderful birth experience and helped round out and steady our emergence into the postpartum phase: from offering earnest emotional support, to bringing a warm & light-hearted energy into our space, to strategizing and anticipating our family's diverse & specific needs, she was both productively savvy and emotionally nimble. No one can wrap a baby like this woman, but she sure as hell will teach you a thing or two about baby carrying that will be life-changing! No doubt you will always want more of her, but then I think to myself how I'd hate to keep her from enriching another deserving family...and so we begrudgingly agree to let her go... into the wind.
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