Danielle Silo, RN
Tell us about your own journey and how your experiences have changed the way you look at motherhood and parenting.
I am married to a wonderful man who supports me in all of my crazy adventures. I have two amazing boys that aren't so little anymore. They are going to be 15 years old and 12 years old right away (where did the time go, yikes). I love being a mom to these two! Don't get me wrong there are days, many days I am challenged as a mom but I wouldn't trade it for anything. These guys have given me the passion to be the best mom possible. They are the reason why I have developed a love and passion for supporting other women in their journey of motherhood. My first son was premature born at 33 weeks gestation. I was extremely sick with pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome with him. He had to be delivered by a stat cesarean section and we struggled with breastfeeding. I did not have the support that I needed which affected my confidence to continue with breastfeeding. I had a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section) with my second son. I pushed for four hours and needed assistance with forceps to deliver him. With him I had a hemorrhage. I was exhausted because of my low blood count. Both the boys did not sleep through the night waking every 2 to 3 hrs until they were 3 years old. I felt very alone as I did not have the support I needed. I wish that there was a Mama Coach available back then. I don't want any moms to feel the way I did, that is why I am a Mama Coach.
Tell us a little about your nursing career.
I knew I wanted to be a Registered Nurse but never felt confident enough to pursue it right out of high school. I have been lucky to have had many different careers and experiences before going into nursing. I have a love of learning and believe in life long learning. I am currently working on my Masters in Developmental Psychology with a focus on Women and Children's Health. My passion is working with women and children!
I have and will continue to recommend Danielle to all my mama friends!! I was convinced my baby would take at least 2 weeks to start sleeping through the night and was absolutely floored when she slept through the night on day 1 AND napped in her crib right away too!! A lot of my friends have asked what the secret was and I always say it wasn’t just one thing. Danielle creates a perfect, personalized recipe for you and your baby and supports you through the process! 100% recommend!
What are the two most important lessons you've learned working with moms, babies, and families?
I love working with moms and their families! I really enjoy the one on one time and getting to know the whole family. I love seeing the progression and the success with our sleep programs. Sleep is so important for so many reason. Sleep can affect not only our physical health but also our mental health.
If you had one bit of advice to give to a new parent, what would it be?
If I could give one peace of advice to new parents it would be: Be Kind to Yourself! Don't compare yourself to someone else! You got this, Mama!
Self-care is a big challenge for parents. How do you maintain your own energy and outlook?
Self-care can be a challenge for parents. To be honest I often lack in this even though I think this is so important. My self-care is to spend quality time with my family. We love to go camping in the summer, and travel in the winter. I love curling up on the couch with a cozy blanket and watching movies at home. I love anything Disney!
Danielle's Recent Articles
How Much Does My Newborn Need to Eat in the First 24 Hours?Breastfeeding Skin-to-skin immediately after birth will help establish breastfeeding. A newborn will self-latch with skin-to-skin within the first hour or so after birth. Did you know that early and frequent...
What Is An Anterior Placenta?So, your doctor has told you that you have an anterior placenta, what does this mean? Placenta The main role of your placenta is to support your baby with oxygen...
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