My journey as a Mama Coach
“I’m excited for the next step where I can help women prepare for the journey of motherhood! Is your schedule too crazy for a weekly prenatal class? I will come to you and help you find a solution you feel good about. Whether it’s guiding you through your upcoming labour, feeding your newborn, or baby’s sleep issues, I’d love to help you!”
My name is Katie and I am the mom of two little people, a wife, Registered Nurse, lactation counselor, and infant sleep consultant.
I have had the privilege working with moms and babies for the last 11 years in Labour and Delivery, and I cannot wait to meet you and support you on your journey through motherhood!
I graduated with my Nursing Degree from UNB in 2005 and began working on Acute Medical floors. However, ever since my 2nd year of nursing school when I saw my first birth, I knew that L&D was my passion. After working for a few years in medicine and moving from the GTA to Calgary, I finally received an opportunity to follow my dream – a job in Labour and Delivery in one of the busiest units in the country! After that day, I never looked back from working with moms and babies.
Over the 13 years of my nursing career, I have worked on two labour and delivery units, and have also spent time working in physician clinics guiding women during the earliest days of pregnancy. I returned to Ontario with my husband and two children in tow, and was delighted to continue to be able to work in my chosen speciality at the new St Catharines General Hospital.
My own birth experiences were both long and complicated, and my journey into motherhood wasn’t easy. My son suffered from reflux and we battled with sleep for years, and my daughter initially struggled to gain weight. Living with just my husband in a strange province, I lacked the support I in hindsight realized I needed, and we struggled to find our own solutions.
There’s no manual for motherhood and babies don’t come with instructions.
When I came across the opportunity to become a Mama Coach, I knew this was the missing piece of my career. This was the thing that I lacked with my own motherhood journey, and I knew I wanted to help moms avoid the struggles I had if possible. I always enjoy giving a mom the tools she needs to be well informed and help them have the best birth experience possible, as well as support them as they enter motherhood. My goal is to make sure that each mama is as prepared as she can be for motherhood, feeling empowered, confident, trusting in her body.
I’m excited for the next step where I can help women prepare for the journey of motherhood! Is your schedule too crazy for a weekly prenatal class? I will come to you and help you find a solution you feel good about. Whether it’s guiding you through your upcoming labour, feeding your newborn, or baby’s sleep issues, I’d love to help you!
Our Mama Coach services
Do you have a child who won’t sleep?
Are you exhausted and overwhelmed? We can help. As an Infant Sleep Coach we offer a gentle solution to get your child consistently napping and sleeping so much better in the night! Lactation counselling and intensive support is included in ALL of our packages.
Infant and Child Allergy Navigation
We understand the fear and anxiety around food allergies and my service helps educate and empower parents to gain control of their child’s allergies and feel more comfortable managing them.
Congratulations on your pregnancy!!
The Mama Coach prenatal education was created by Carrie Bruno (founder of The Mama Coach) based on over 12 years experience as a labour and delivery nurse and lactation consultant.
Your class will be taught by a Mama coach- and we are all Registered Nurses and Mamas!